Register Kindergartners in May
Volusia County schools will begin registering students for kindergarten May 6-10.
Exact dates and times are different for each school. For details, parents should call the elementary school closest to them or visit the district's website at myvolusiaschools.org.
The child must be five years old on or before Sept.1. Parents or guardians must provide a birth certificate or other legal evidence of date of birth; immunization records signed by a physician; a record of a recent health examination conducted by a Florida physician; and two proofs of residence.
Families who have a summer 2013 VPK certificate may also register their child to attend VPK. To obtain a summer VPK certificate from the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia County, call (386) 323-2400 or (386) 736-5010.
When the school year begins Aug. 19, students will have the opportunity to get to know their teacher and routine in a small group setting on the first day.
Each of Volusia's 46 elementary schools will implement a "staggered start" for kindergartners on the first three days.
All kindergarten students will begin attending classes together on Aug. 22. Parents will be notified by their school regarding which day their student will attend.
For more information, call the support services center of Volusia County Schools at (386) 734-7190, 255-6475, 427-5223 or 860-3322, Ext. 20000, or the Elementary Curriculum office at Ext. 20670.
Daytona State's Institute for Health Services offers "doula" workshops
Anyone interested in childbirth-related service can begin the steps needed to become a "doula" by attending DONA International-approved workshops at Daytona State College May 9, 10 and 11-12.
A doula serves the laboring mother and is there to help her achieve the best possible experience during childbirth.
Offered by the college's Institute for Health Services, the courses are:
Breast-feeding Basics -- 1 to 4 p.m. May 9. Cost: $50
Introduction to Childbirth and the Newborn -- 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 10. Cost: $100.
Birth Doula Workshop -- 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 11 and 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 12. Cost: $300.
For continuing education credits, additional charges apply.
Register for all three workshops for a $25 discount. Completing the four days of training fulfills all of the education requirements for DONA Certification.
To register and pre-pay, or for more information, call (386) 506-3522 or visit the Institute for Health Services, Room 540B, Building 320, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Embry-Riddle diversity office has new interim director, expanded focus
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has appointed Dr. Robin Roberts as interim director of the newly reorganized Office of Diversity and Inclusion at its Daytona Beach campus.
The mission of the office has been broadened from focusing on the retention of female and minority students to fostering a diverse, inclusive campus.
Dr. Roberts joined ERAU from Delaware State University, where she served as director of student leadership and activities, director of career services, and adjunct professor of business.
Fresh start class offered
Daytona State College's Center for Women and Men will offer a free Fresh Start class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6-24 in Room 219 of the Wetherell Center (Building 100), 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.
The three-week program is designed to assist homemakers in moving to the workplace.
Participants will learn how to build confidence, manage stress, establish goals, explore career interests, investigate educational opportunities, write a successful resume, improve interview skills, learn job search tools and prepare for a new beginning.
For more information, call (386) 506-4377.