As Extension Specialist and Professor for Children, Youth and Families in the program area of parenting education including family literacy and school readiness, my role is to conduct needs assessment; develop and implement research-based parenting education programs; assess and report impact; publish Extension publications and journal articles related to parenting education, school readiness, family literacy and child development. Currently, I am overseeing several parenting education programs and parenting workshops (direct education: Little Books and Little Cooks, Fun to Play for Preschoolers, Let's Discover STEM, Exploring Safety, Positive Connections for Parents & Teenagers, Language and Literacy Workshop series, Screen Time Smarts workshop and Safe Parents, Safe Kids) and online parenting resources (online education: Just In TIme Parenting Newsletters, Kinship Families booklet and many parenting fact sheets).
Exploring Safety: A program for families with young children
This four-week program is designed to improve awareness of important child safety issues and to increase parenting knowledge
Family Storyteller Literacy Program
National award-winning Family Storyteller is a literacy program aimed at encouraging and training parents to play a vital role in the literacy development of their children. The statewide program creates an opportunity for parents and young children to interact around literacy and language activities.
Fun to Play
The program targets families where, due to the young age, inexperience or limited resources of the parents, young children are placed at-risk for developmental delays and later school difficulties.
Fun to Play for Preschoolers
This 8-week program encourages positive-parent child interaction and learning through creative play. It also promotes children’s school readiness skills. Each week emphasizes a Nevada Pre-K standard.
Just in Time Parenting
Just in Time Parenting is an electronically delivered age-paced parenting newsletter originally developed by a national network of Extension Family Life Specialists in 2008. The program was designed to reach parents at teachable, transitional moments.
Let's Discover STEM
Let’s Discover STEM (Descubramos STEM) is a 7-week program that focuses on STEM enhancement and parent engagement for families with preschoolers and kindergarteners.
Little Books & Little Cooks
Healthy eating, family literacy and positive parent-child interaction is promoted in this 7-week program for families with preschool aged children. It also promotes children's school readiness skills. An important component of the program is the involvement of both parents and children, especially during the hands-on cooking activities.
Partners in Parenting
The first five years of life have a significant effect on children’s development and learning and parents play the most important role during this time. Partners in Parenting offers many educational programs, workshops and resources primarily for parents with young children (0-5 years of age) to support healthy child development, school readiness skills, and positive parent-child interaction.
Positive Connections for Parents & Teenagers
Understanding teenage behavior and increasing parenting knowledge and skills is explored in this 4-week program for parents with adolescents.
Raising Your Relative's Kids: How to Find Help
As part of the family support program Kinship Families, Raising Your Relative's Kids: How to Find Help is a resource guide for kinship caregivers caring for children in out-of-home placement. We offer an informational website using the 100+ page resource guide, which is also available in print and on CD, including a Spanish version.
YaeBin's teaching efforts focused on developing, piloting, implementing, and evaluating the Let's Discover STEM; developing and piloting the Positive Connections for Parents and Teens (parenting education program for parents of teenagers); teaching, implementing, expanding, overseeing and evaluating the Little Books and Little Cooks program; developing and implementing the Smart Parents Safe Kids workshop; implementing and evaluating the Exploring Safety; and updating, overseeing, teaching and evaluating Partners in Parenting programs when necessary. I supervised, trained and provided program support for six staff. My goal is to provide comprehensive parenting education programs that parents or caregivers can easily access. To reach this goal, we provide several parenting education classes and parenting resources to Clark County parents or caregivers. In 2018, our team reached 7,973 unduplicated parents and children in Clark County.