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Acorn School teachers develop innovative ways to engage Vanderbilt’s youngest learners during social distancing

Apr. 13, 2020—Teachers at The Acorn School, part of the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center, are using innovative ways to support and engage with Vanderbilt’s youngest learners and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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VU offers activity pages, resources to support community members with young children at home

Apr. 3, 2020—Vanderbilt University has developed a few printable activity pages, including Vanderbilt-related coloring activities and word searches, that children can engage with at home.

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CANCELED: Caregiver Support Group to meet March 11

Feb. 27, 2020—The Caregiver Support Group meets the second Wednesday of every month and offers a safe place to discuss the stresses, challenges and rewards of providing care for a loved one.

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I Am Vanderbilt: Marybeth Briney

Feb. 20, 2020—A classroom of curious 4- and 5-year-olds produces a lot of wiggly, exuberant energy. But it’s no match for Marybeth Briney, an early childhood educator at The Acorn School's 19th Avenue location.

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Elder care lunch and learn set for Feb. 11

Feb. 3, 2020—Join the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center for a lunch and learn on Tuesday, Feb. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Nursing School’s Godchaux Nursing Annex, Room 160.

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VCFC Summer Camp Fair is Feb. 20

Jan. 31, 2020—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will host a Summer Camp Fair on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Memorial Gym. The fair is part of the Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball Family Fest sponsored by Employee Appreciation.

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Next Caregiver Support Group meeting is Feb. 12

Jan. 29, 2020—Pam Brown from Insight Counseling Centers will discuss self-care and mental health support for caregivers from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Living Room of Godchaux Nursing Annex.

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‘Navigating Elder Care: Key Issues and Where to Find Help’ Jan. 22

Jan. 10, 2020—When caring for an aging parent or spouse, the challenges can be overwhelming. The Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee will offer resources and solutions to make the journey easier and less stressful on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from noon to 1 p.m.

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Next Caregiver Support Group meeting is Jan. 8

Dec. 17, 2019—The Caregiver Support Group meets the second Wednesday of every month and offers a safe place to discuss the stresses, challenges and rewards of providing care for a loved one.

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Caregiver Appreciation Celebration set for Dec. 4

Nov. 18, 2019—Join the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center as we honor those who care for others on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from noon to 1 p.m. in The Living Room of the Godchaux Nursing Annex.

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Acorn School teachers, chemistry department administrator honored with Chancellor’s Heart and Soul awards

Nov. 15, 2019—Kennadria Lloyd and Crystal Macias, two teachers at The Acorn School, and Magdalena Paszewska, administrative officer in the Department of Chemistry, are the latest recipients of the Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award.

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Books and games for kids topic of Parenting Group meeting Nov. 21

Nov. 5, 2019—Kathleen Seabolt, executive director of the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center, will discuss “Books and Games for Kids” at the next meeting of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center’s Parenting Group on Thursday, Nov. 21.

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