Archive for April, 2013

One Week to Go! Bilingual Fun Ahead!

Friday, April 12th, 2013

I am so fired up!  REALLY!  The most excited I have been in 2013!

Why???????

I am flying to Minneapolis, Minnesota one week from today to be the keynote for The Wright County Family Child Care Association Conference (follow this link to read more about this quality early childhood conference and register before they sell out).  The gal running things, Hollee, is a dynamo herself and has a reputation for putting together great trainers, delicious food that’s included in the registration price, fun exhibitors that relate to kids learning the fun way, and six hours of continuing education hours.  

As if that’s not enough for Hollee to handle, she herself is a family child care provider AND helps design web sites for other family child care providers and small business owners.  Find her here on the web for more search engine optimization and web site assistance fun.

Last time I keynoted in this wonderful state I felt so very welcome AND met American Idol Danny Gokey at The Mall of America!  Here’s what those amigas had to say about my keynote and trainings on how to bring Spanish and English together for young children:

 If you live in the area of Monticello I encourage you to register today, and then come up to me and say HOLA during the breaks or during the shopping time Hollee has carved out during this one day Conference which will be help April 20, 2013.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth

P.S.  Below is a short clip of me in action … maybe I could visit your early childhood or family child care conference next year?  I am only conducting one each year until our daughter enters high school!

 

Caught Up Helping Others and Loving It!

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Ah … my amigas and amigos … it’s been a long, long while since posting!  (Shame on me follow entrepreneurs would say, and where the heck have you been my loyal followers would say!)

Often times my sister tells me that I should write a book about my life since high school forward ~ often times I think she’s correct, other times I feel as if only my family and I would ever read it!

 

 

In a short summary I have been helping others.  

I am blessed to have a husband who first of all earns enough so that I do not HAVE to hold down a full time job, a career so to speak, and secondly he is so supportive of me volunteering my time to others who need me.

I volunteered with our Tampa International Airport starting July of 2012 during the RNC (Republican National Convention) and recently left that volunteer position to focus more on my main volunteer passion which is NOPE (Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education).

The Hillsborough County Commissioners provided our Hillsborough County Chapter of NOPE some funding to get things going in our high schools!  Thank you to all of their heartfelt stories shared during our meeting at the County Commissioners’ Office last summer PLUS thank you for your support.

I act as a volunteer moderator during one-hour presentations that we deliver at local Hillsborough County High Schools.  During the one hour we share personal stories from 2 family members who have lost loved ones due to narcotic overdose death, we share a story of a boy caught in the horrible disease of addiction and the 911 call made by his mother when she discovers his lifeless body, and a school resource officer displays a body bag in conjunction with our efforts to work together to help these students make good choices about not using alcohol, drugs, or both.

 

 One  day I will share with you a snippet of one of these presentations on my blog, but in the meantime, know that I am still the proud owner of The Boca Beth Program and know that I continue to share my passion for second language learning for young children as much as I share my passion for keeping them alive and drug free.

Happy Educating!  ¡Sea feliz educando!

Boca Beth