Photo of Thersa Byington and YaeBin Kim

Teresa Byington and YaeBin Kim

Two Cooperative Extension associate professors walked away with a national award for their work in Clark County to strengthen child care teachers’ language and literacy teaching practices aimed at improving preschool children’s learning of language and literacy skills.

Teresa Byington, early childhood development specialist, and YaeBin Kim, parenting education and family literacy specialist, received the first place National (and first place Western Region) Early Childhood Child Care Training Award at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Session held October 16-19 in Omaha, Nebraska.

More than 500 professionals from across the country attended.

The Early Childhood Child Care Training Award recognizes outstanding child care professional training that addresses the needs of young children birth to 8 years of age.

Pretty pink roseNo matter what the climate — extremes of temperature, precipitation, and sunshine — people want roses blooming in their yards.

There are about 100 species, and thousands of cultivars, of this flower.

Even in the parched Mojave Desert, they can be desirable additions to the garden.

The public is invited to view the entries of the “We Never Promised You a Rose Garden, But We Got One” Rose Show from 1 – 4 p.m. at Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.

Pear tree in Botanical Gardens.

Pear tree located at the Outdoor Education Center’s Botanical Gardens.

Figs, nectarines, peaches, apricots, pears, apples, strawberries, cantaloupe, grapes and blackberries are just a few of the fruits you can grow at home.

The fruit varieties may be different than what you’re used to but the results can still be spectacular.

Let Angela O’Callaghan, social horticulturist, explain what plant attributes to look for when planning your home orchard.

Homeowners and other interested parties are welcome to attend the Gardening in Small Places workshop.

Clip art remembering our Vets

All Cooperative Extension offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11).