Coconino County, region celebrates expanded ‘Week of the Young Child’ through April 30

| April 18, 2018

Coconino County and the region celebrates an expanded “Week of the Young Child” with a variety of early child events.

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration initiated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early childhood education association, with nearly 60,000 family and professional members and a network of 50 local, state, and regional Affiliates.

 

       Critical skills take root from birth-5 years old!

Enjoy some of these family activities to celebrate the young child in your life!

Family Events Through April 30, 2018!

April 13 — Pow Wow — 3 p.m. Friday, April 13 at Flagstaff High School, 400 W. Elm St., Flagstaff.

April 13-28 — Disney’s Little Mermaid (Alpine Community Theater) — Fridays and Saturdays, April 13-28, Sinagua Middle School, 3950 E. Butler Ave. $5 kids and seniors, $10 adults. Visit http://www.flagstaff365.com/event/disneys-little-mermaid-presented-by-alpine-community-theater/ or call 928-266-7925 for times, more information.

April 14 — FUSD Festival of Sight and Sound — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 14, Flagstaff Mall, 4650 N. Hwy 89, Flagstaff.

April 14 — Cab Kids Day — noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Cab Comics, 1471 S. Milton Road, Flagstaff.

April 14 — Family Story Hour — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday,  April 14, Flagstaff Public Library, 300 W. Aspen Ave. Flagstaff. Book and Activities.

April 14 — STEAM Second Saturdays: Amazing Arthropods, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff — 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Visit https://musnaz.org/discovery-2nd-saturdays/

April 14 — Free Kids Craft — 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Old Trails True Value, Williams. Pre-registration required. Call Kim at 928-635-2591.

April 14 — Bloom 2018 for New and Expecting Mothers — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, The Marquee at The Oakmont, 2380 N. Oakmont Drive, Flagstaff. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/563072004045410/

April 15 — Music Together to hold benefit concert with Uncle Gerry — with proceeds donated to non-profit NAU Go Baby Go from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at ROUX 66, 2620 N. Steves Blvd., Flagstaff. $10 per family. Buy tickets at www.flagstaffmusic.com — FLYER HERE

April 15 — Cinderella by State Street Ballet — 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at Northern Arizona University, Ardrey Auditorium, Flagstaff. Tickets $10.50 to $40.50. Call 928-523-5661 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2022373094658914/ for more information.

April 16 — Music Monday: Onsite Story-time — “Giraffes Can’t Dance” — 10 a.m. Monday, April 16, Classic Air Medical, 230 10th Ave., Page. — FLYER HERE

April 16 — Week of the Young Child — Celebrating at the Navajo Nation Council Spring Session — 8:30 a.m. (DST) booth set up, Navajo Nation Council Chambers, Window Rock, AZ. Share why early childhood is important. Presented by the Navajo Nation Early Childhood Coalition.  — FLYER HERE

April 16 — Starlight Lanes will offer 60-cent games for children — on Monday, April 16, 3406 Historic Route 66, Flagstaff. Call 928-526-1138 for more information.

April 16 — LEGO Club — 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Flagstaff Public Library, 300 W. Aspen, Flagstaff. Grades K-5. FREE. Call 928-213-2330.

April 16-21 — Siler Head Start to present Open Enrollment — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. all week, 3581 N. Fanning Drive, Flagstaff. Encouraging families to visit and register their 3- to 5-year-olds for the coming school year beginning in August. Call Lynette Bybee at 928-526-1069.

April 17 — The Association for Supportive Child Care will hold a FREE mini-fair for families and caregivers of children birth to 8 years of age — 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 17 at 2708 N. Fourth St., Flagstaff, in the courtyard. Vendors are welcome to participate. Community organizations interested in participating are requested to send an email to pstefani@asccaz.org — FLYER HERE

April 17 — Taco Tuesday: Onsite Story-time — “Dragons Love Tacos” — 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, Fiesta Mexicana, 125 S. Lake Powell Blvd., Page. — FLYER HERE

April 17 — Hal Jensen Recreation Center will present “Tasty Tuesday,” a free community cooking class for youth under the age of 8 — from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2403 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff. Call 928-213-2760 for more information.

April 17 — Hal Jensen Recreation Center will present “Tasty Tuesday,” a free community cooking class for youth under the age of 8 — 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2403 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff. Call 928-213-2760 for more information.

April 17, 24 — Play and Learn at Tuba City Public Library — 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, 78 N. Main St., Tuba City. FREE. Call 928-283-5856.

April 17, 24 — Baby Laptime — 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays, East Flagstaff Library, 3000 N. Fourth St., Suite 5, Flagstaff. Ages 0-2. FREE. Call 928-213-2348.

April 17, 24 — Toddler Tales — 11 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Flagstaff Public Library, 300 W. Aspen, Flagstaff. Ages 2-3. FREE. Call 928-213-2330.

April 17, 24 — Crafty Corner — 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, East Flagstaff Library, 3000 N. Fourth St., Suite 5. Grades Ages 5-13. FREE. Call 928-213-2348.

April 18 — Work Together Wednesday: Story-time — “We Work Together” — 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, Page Public Library, 479 S. Lake Powell Blvd., Page. — FLYER HERE

April 18 — Family Workshop — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, Foresight Learning Center, 8245 Koch Field Road. NAEYC Accredited Program hosting a family training: “Growth Mindset: Helping Children Learn through Challenges”

April 18 — Jay Lively Ice Arena — to offer free admission, skate rental for children 10 years of age and under, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 1650 N. Turquoise Drive, Flagstaff. Visit https://www.flagstaff.az.gov/63/Jay-Lively-Activity-Center-Ice-Arena for more information.

April 18, 19, 25, 26 — Preschool Express — 10:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Flagstaff Public Library, 300 W. Aspen, Flagstaff. Stories, songs, games. FREE. Call 928-213-2330.

April 18, 25 — Toddler Tales — 10 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, East Flagstaff Library, 3000 N. Fourth St., Suite 5, Flagstaff. Ages 2-3. FREE. Call 928-213-2348.

April 18, 25 — Pajama Fun Storytime — 6 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Flagstaff Public Library, 300 W. Aspen, Flagstaff. Stories, crafts, activities. FREE. Call 928-213-2330.

April 18, 25 — Movie Nights at Tuba City Public Library — 10 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays, 78 N. Main St., Tuba City. FREE. Call 928-283-5856 or visit https://www.facebook.com/tcpubliclibrary/

April 19 — Ponderosa Head Start to hold Spring Festival Celebrating the Young Child — from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at 2500 N. First St., Flagstaff. Showcasing Children’s Art Work and Science Projects. Food, Fun & Games. Head Start will also be taking applications for the 2018-19 school year. Call 928-779-3244. — FLYER HERE

April 19 — Family Café — 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., Coconino County Health Department, 2625 N. King St., Ponderosa Room. Family Café- Opportunity for families to get together to share and brainstorm potential solutions to everyday struggles. Food and child care provided.

April 19 — Artsy Thursday: “Mix It Up” — 10 a.m. Thursday, April 19, Page Public Library, 479 S. Lake Powell Blvd., Page. Wear your painting clothes. — FLYER HERE

April 19, 26 — Healthy Steps Presents: Toddler Play Group, 1-3 years of age — 10 a.m. to 11:30 Thursdays, April 19, 26, North Country HealthCare — Community Room, 2920 N. 4th St., Flagstaff. No registration, just drop in. — FLYER HERE

April 20 — Hal Jensen Recreation Center will present “Little Music Maker Class,” a free one-hour class — 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2403 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff. Call 928-213-2760 for more information.

April 20, 27 — The Arboretum at Flagstaff is introducing Family Fridays!, with regular admission half price — with hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located four miles sour of Route 66 on Woody Mountain Road. Docent tours offered 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Opening day is Sunday, April 15.  The Arboretum is open daily except Tuesdays. Visit www.thearb.org for more information, including details on 20 percent off any membership when purchased in April.

April 21 — 5th Annual Killip Kindness Run — 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, Killip Elementary School, 2801 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff. FREE. Visit https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/KKR18?sid=991e7b09e1684183afa8ae5581b69a58

April 21 — Summit Gymnastics and Nimble Noggins Preschool — present a free open gym from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 21, 1926 N. Fourth St., Flagstaff. Event includes free science or art activity at the preschool. Parents required to stay and supervise their child. Call 928-526-0644.

April 21 — Flagstaff Earth Day — 9 a.m. Saturday, April 21, Bushmaster Park, 3150 N. Alta Vista Drive, Flagstaff.

April 21 — Healthy Kids Day — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, YMCA, 1001 N. Turquios Drive, Flagstaff.

April 21 — Lowell Observatory presents LOCKS: Preschool Earth — Seasons— 10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, ages 3-5. Visit https://lowell.edu/outreach/special-events/ for prices.

April 22 — Sihasin Concert (Rock/Punk) — 6:30 p.m., Sunday April 22, Orpheum Theater, 15 W. Aspen Ave. Kids under 12 free. Adult $5.

April 24 — Healthy Steps and Raising Special Kids Present: Support group for caregivers of children on the Autism Spectrum — for families with children 1-8 years of age, 6 to 8 p.m. 4th Wednesday of each month, April 24, North Country HealthCare — Community Room, 2920 N. 4th St., Flagstaff. No registration, just drop in. — FLYER HERE

April 28 — Ahoy to Summer Kids Health Fair — 11 a.m. Saturday, April 28, Flagstaff Aquaplex, 1702 N. Fourth St., Flagstaff. — FLYER HERE

April 30 — Tiny Tales: The Adventures of Salt and Soap at Grand Canyon — 10:30 a.m. Monday, Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff. FREE with admission or membership (Kids under 10 FREE) — Visit https://musnaz.org/tinytales/

Click here to download PDF of calendar

 

Supported by the: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, which exists to provide leadership in developing community-wide strategies that enhance the well-being of children and Youth in Coconino County.

 

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