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October is National Work and Family Month: Join the Celebration

The Office of Work, Life and Engagement has the following events planned to celebrate National Work and Family Month.

  • 10/01/2012: Curiosityville Pilot Program to Boost Your Child’s Learning in Ten Core Areas
    • Curiosityville is the first personalized digital learning world for children ages 3-8 and their families. A cast of six international, lovable characters—Pablo the artist, Rosie the scientist, Joe the gadget guy, and others—guides your child through a variety of playful activities that build skills in 10 essential learning areas. As your child plays, Curiosityville’s data collection and analytical engine, the Learning Tree, gives you real-time information about what and how your child learns, plus personalized recommendations for learning at home, online, and in the community. This information will help you get to know and support your child as an individual learner.
    • In partnership with Curiosityville, we are offering a pilot program to supplement school-based learning with these high-quality, online and offline learning experiences for 200 employees at a reduced annual membership fee of $25.
    • Watch a welcome video at https://curiosityville.com/welcome/.
    • To learn more and register for the pilot, visit http://hopkinsworklife.org/curiosityville.
  • 10/03/2012: Social Networking for Parents Webinar, noon to 1 p.m.
    • During this interactive session, explore the world of social media and how to establish boundaries that keep your teenager safe while participating in social networking.
    • Register online at http://hopkinsfastfacts.org/. Click on Work, Life or Benefits on the right-side navigation.
  • 10/09/2012: Work & Family Fair, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • All employees are invited to attend the 2012 Johns Hopkins Work and Family Fair in the Turner Concourse on the East Baltimore Campus. (The Johns Hopkins Shuttle makes frequent runs between Johns Hopkins campuses. For more information on shuttle schedules, visit http://www.parking.jhu.edu/shuttles_keswick_connector.html.)
    • More than 30 experts will provide information and resources related to work-life balance. Representatives from local agencies and organizations will be available to discuss childcare and parenting, aging parents/older adults, finances, legal issues, disability services, and health and wellness.
    • Susan Magsamen, Curiosityville’s founder and director of interdisciplinary partnerships at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Brain Science Institute, will speak at 11:30 about learning across the lifespan.
    • For more information and to submit your strategies for maintaining a healthy mix between work and your personal life, visit http://hopkinsworklife.org/familyfair.

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