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UFT child care providers qorking on their CDA credentialsJonathan FickesUFT child care providers who are working on their CDA credential began the day by sharing the projects they use in their programs, during a workshop at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.
The museum gave each table colonial-era toys or tools to handle and discuss how Jonathan FickesThe museum gave each table colonial-era toys or tools to handle and discuss how best to use in their programs. Yvonne Best of the Bronx examines a washboard she said could double as a musical instrument.
Beverly Wilkes-Bishop, Jontae' Tinto and ShaQuora JamesJonathan FickesDo you recognize this object? Providers (from left) Beverly Wilkes-Bishop, Jontae' Tinto and ShaQuora James examine a butter churn, not too familiar to modern-day city residents.
Tammie Miller ammie Miller (standing) checks in with providersJonathan FickesUFT Family Child Care Providers Chapter Chair Tammie Miller (standing) checks in with providers (from left) Sheila Gordon, Marsha Zeigler and Maisie Nelson during the workshop.
Providers begin the process of turning raw, undyed wool into felt for crafts.Jonathan FickesProviders begin the process of turning raw, undyed wool into felt for crafts.
Providers Beverly Wilkes-Bishop, Jontae' Tinto and ShaQuora JamesJonathan FickesProviders (from left) Beverly Wilkes-Bishop, Jontae' Tinto and ShaQuora James roll the raw wool into felt balls. All it takes is a bit of soapy water and some patience.
Providers listen to instructions during a workshopJonathan FickesEver wonder how to make butter? Providers listen to instructions during a workshop that taught them skills colonial Brooklynites would have used daily.
Noreen Griffith takes a turn at shaking cream in a Mason jar to make butter.Jonathan FickesNoreen Griffith (right) of Brooklyn takes a turn at shaking cream in a Mason jar to make butter.
Laymonique Wiles and Keilyn Arauz write with quill pens Jonathan FickesLaymonique Wiles (left) of the Bronx and Keilyn Arauz of Brooklyn write with quill pens they made from straws and ink made from fresh blackberries.
Providers try out their homemade ink and quills.Jonathan FickesProviders try out their homemade ink and quills.
Noreen Griffith of Brooklyn shows what ink made from crushed blackberriesJonathan FickesNoreen Griffith of Brooklyn shows what ink made from crushed blackberries — with vinegar and salt added to stabilize and darken it — looks like.

More than 50 UFT child care providers took part in creative, hands-on workshops on a field trip to the Brooklyn Historical Society on Dec. 3. They are participating in the 120-hour Child Development Associate (CDA) program, with UFT support, which will give them national accreditation.

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