The Walnut Acres PEP (Parent Educator Program) team needs new educators to help teach in the classrooms. PEP's group process promotes resiliency and healthy life choices in children so they can reduce the likelihood of using and abusing harmful substances in later years.
With its interactive format that engages children to learn resistance skills, positive peer interaction, self-esteem and responsible decision-making, PEP has long been supported by our administration and staff.
We welcome any parent who has a good rapport with children and a passion to help teach them how to stand up and make healthy decisions.
For further information and to answer any questions,
please contact Julie Connolly or Laurie Light at PEP@walnutacrespfc.org. We
have immediate opportunities available!
PEP is happening in 2nd, 3rd and 4th Grade!
PEP’s health promotion curriculum is designed to reduce risk factors faced by adolescents and to promote resiliency in them. The team-taught, experiental lessons emphasize positive peer interaction, decision-making, conflict resolution and resistance skills. Some of the lesson plans are being adapted to address the media and communication issues faced by our youth as well. The Parent Educator Program has long been supported by our administration and staff, and the curriculum is available to review if you wish to see the lesson plans.
PEP is taught by volunteer educators (parents) who have attended a comprehensive 21-hour training program through the Center of Human Development in Pleasant Hill, CA.
Three grades will receive PEP training this year.
2nd grade in the fall, followed by 3rd grade in the winter, ending with 4th grade in the early spring.
To get a deeper understanding of the lesson plans to be taught in your childs classroom, click on attachment below according to your childs grade.
Direct all questions regarding PEP to Julie Connolly or Laurie Light PEP@walnutacrespfc.org.