Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
446 W. Circle Drive, Room 160
East Lansing, MI 48824
Children and Youth Institute
Kendra is a Senior Extension Educator with Michigan State University Extension and has provided leadership on a variety of programs that center around families, children and youth. She currently works in the Preparing Michigan’s Children and Youth Institute and focuses on child and family development including early childhood education, working with 4-H Cloverbuds, family enrichment and supporting military families. She works with a variety of audiences including military families. Her educational programming focuses on building resiliency and life skills within children and youth and Extension education with parents and caregivers of young children. Kendra also serves as the 4-H Military Liaison working with military families and partners across the state to provide programming and support for military families.
January 3, 2018 | Winter is a great time to explore and have fun outside!
December 29, 2017 | Being a military family can be overwhelming at times, especially during the holidays. Here are some resource that can help make things a little easier.
November 14, 2017 | Think of giving experiences instead of things to help make memories and build relationships.
November 14, 2017 | Learning about other holidays helps children expand their cultural world.
November 14, 2017 | Learn ways to stay connected while service members are deployed and keeping them involved in the everyday routine.
November 14, 2017 | Learn these tips to help your child say goodbye without forcing them to hug or kiss relatives.
September 27, 2017 | Learn what movie ratings mean and how to use them to choose movies for your children.
September 26, 2017 | Children need help knowing how to express their strong emotions in healthy ways. Learn some strategies to help your child calm down the next time they are feeling strong emotions.
August 24, 2017 | Learn how to support superhero play in your child care setting, which can lead to rich and safe play experiences for children.
August 24, 2017 | Learn the concerns and benefits in allowing super hero, violent or way play in child care settings.