Saturday is all about young children as two longtime parent-participation nursery schools hold open houses.
First up is Davis Community Church Nursery School’s open house from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The school is across the street from the Farmers Market, on D Street between Fourth and Fifth streets. Families attending the Pig Day festivities at the Farmers Market are invited to visit the parent cooperative preschool before they head home.
DCCNS will accept applications starting Saturday for the 2014-15 school year for all its programs — early explorers, toddler and preschool. Parents and kids are invited to stop by to play, see the classrooms and meet current parents and teachers.
For more information, visit www.dccns.org or call 530-758-2940.
Davis Parent Nursery School also will host an open house Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at both of its Davis locations — 426 W. Eighth St. and 1447 Danbury St. Parents and children are invited to stop by and learn about DPNS’ play group, two-day, three-day, pre-kindergarten and five-day programs.
For more information, visit www.davisparentnurseryschool.com.
And Saturday is the first registration deadline for the annual child development conference hosted by the city of Davis Child Care Resources & Referral office. Teachers, child care professionals, parents and interested community members are invited to attend the conference on Saturday, March 22, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis.
The conference will offer a variety of workshops, such as “Avoiding Arguments and Power Struggles with Your Kids” and “Saying Goodbye — Supporting Young Children through Separation.” Community resource agencies will be represented, and exhibitors will sell learning materials.
Conference attendees will “Celebrate Children” with teacher, trainer, author and play guru Sharron Krull.
The fee is $40 before March 1 or $50 thereafter. Space is limited and late or on-site registration are not guaranteed.
For more information, call the city of Davis Child Care Services Resource & Referral at 530-747-8236 or visit http://community-services.cityofdavis.org/child-care-services/yolo-county-child-development-conference to download a registration form.