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Hi Carlton, We'd love to have more conversation about collaborating. In fact we have a workshop curriculum team meeting this coming Saturday morning in Manchester. You're welcome to join us if you're able or we can find another time. Please be in touch. Peter ptullson@bhfct.org.

Hi Iliriana, Thanks for the encouragement. We have edited the 'Explain your Idea' section to include more detail about the workshop content though the character limit can be challenging!! Each day of the workshop, there is a particular emphasis such as brain development, language, bonding, the importance of play, child safety, healthy discipline, nutrition, meal times with toddlers, etc. We continue to improve the teaching content and sequence, but development of that aspect has slowed up as we are thinking about building the supporting pieces needed for others to replicate the workshop in their community. For our upcoming workshop this Spring we'll be having a pediatric dentist for the first time to talk about dental health children and we hope we'll have a couple of pharmacy students share about prescription safety, also for the first time. We are planning to have several short segments on particular micro-nutrients to support the teaching about nutrition. Another aspect is creating a workshop cookbook for healthy, cost-conscious lunches that can be scaled for different size groups.

Hi Calistus,
We have found that offering the workshop on Saturday morning helps to attract fathers. No time is perfect, but Saturday morning is when our volunteers are available and fathers who work Monday through Friday can attend.