Presentation on theme: "MountainHeart Community Services Child Care Resource & Referral TRAILS."— Presentation transcript:
MountainHeart Community Services Child Care Resource & Referral TRAILS
MountainHeart Community Services is funded under an agreement with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Office of Social Services. This Resource & Referral agency was established in 1992.
TRAILS TRAVELING RESOURCE AND INFORMATION LIBRARY SERVICE Established 2001
TRAILS Mobile outreach program to benefit child care providers, (families, facilities, centers,) and also Pre-K collaborations which includes Preschools and Head Starts.
TRAVELING AREA MountainHeart North – Grafton Barbour, Taylor, Preston, Lewis, Tucker, Randolph, Upshur Contact: Cheryl Wolfe or Lori Dameron Phone : MountainHeart North – Martinsburg Pendleton, Grant, Hardy, Hampshire, Mineral, Morgan, Berkeley, Jefferson Contact: Janet Aitchison or Jennifer Gorman Phone:
TRAILS INVENTORY INCLUDES Story Bags (Books, activities, and props) Manipulatives Games and Puzzles Music CD and Computer Software Infant Equipment Sign Language Books & Information School Age Resources Assistive Technology Equipment Outdoor Equipment Resource Books
LENDING AGREEMENT I WILL Inspect and maintain all items Use resources with children in child care Disinfect resources before and after play Stop using item if unsafe Be responsible for any damage (other than normal wear and tear) to item Agree to pay for items broken or damaged because of negligence
CLEAN & DISINFECT Wash toys and resources with soapy water, rinse thoroughly to clean TRAILS items: To Disinfect items--- ¼ Cup of Bleach - 1 Gallon of Water OR 3 Tablespoons Bleach - I Quart of Water
WHY SHOULD YOU USE THE TRAILS PROGRAM 1.TRY NEW RESOURCES BEFORE YOU PURCHASE THEM 2. INCORPORATE NEW ACTIVITIES INTO YOUR PROGRAM, AT NO COST 3. RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN TO INTERACT WITH WHILE LEARNING NEW SKILLS 4. ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW OR HAVE TIME TO RESEARCH
STORY BAGS Mix Up Chameleon Grouchy Ladybug Leo The Late Bloomer Chicka-Chicka Boom-Boom Is Your Mama A Llama There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly
Music - CD Parachute Fun Bean Bag Activities Classic Childrens Tales Greg & Steve – We All Live Together Naptime with Mozart Playtime with Beethoven Clapping Songs Shakin A Tailfeather