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First Things First — Supporting young children during uncertain times

| March 23, 2020
First Things First — Supporting young children during uncertain times

We know that young children are especially sensitive to situations causing stress in their environments and among their adult caregivers. Find helpful information and resources to help support young children emotionally as families face concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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US Census Bureau: Questionnaire is Live! … and easy >:)

| March 23, 2020
US Census Bureau: Questionnaire is Live! … and easy >:)

Good morning! The questionnaire is available at 2020Census.gov, or my2020Census.gov. It took me 8 minutes to complete it for my household. Below is the confirmation screenshot. Remember that there is no personal identifying information (PII) attached to confirmation numbers. Let’s get as many people to complete it ASAP; the response map goes live on March 20th.

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Expect More Arizona — Our work continues on behalf of Arizona students and families

| March 23, 2020
Expect More Arizona — Our work continues on behalf of Arizona students and families

We are focused on serving as a resource for our partners, families and local communities by providing timely and accurate information, tips and tools. In the short-term, we’ve compiled information on our blog for parents and caregivers about ways to talk with children during these difficult times, what’s happening with schools and colleges, where to access education and community resources, and more.

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Arizona Education Association (AEA) — March 17 — Legislative Update

| March 23, 2020
Arizona Education Association (AEA) — March 17 — Legislative  Update

Our students are at the forefront of thinking as we face the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Safety is our top priority. AEA continues to advocate fiercely for students’ and educators’ safety, health, and rights. That is why AEA called for Governor Ducey to close schools statewide.

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Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (ADDPC) — New Grant Opportunities

| March 23, 2020
Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (ADDPC) — New Grant Opportunities

We’re proud to announce two new opportunities for funding from the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council:

Grant #1 — Building a Self Advocacy Coalition
Grant #2 — Conferences and Training

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Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — We’re here to help

| March 23, 2020
Arizona College Access Network (AzCAN) — We’re here to help

The National College Attainment Network (NCAN) has also created a resource page where information, best practices, FAQs, policy updates, and other news about supporting students during the coronavirus outbreak can be found. NCAN will also be sharing updates from national organizations that work with students, like College Board and ACT, and other associations connected to students, such as NACAC and NASFAA.

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United Way of Northern Arizona — VITA Services Suspended in Northern Arizona Due to COVID-19

| March 23, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — VITA Services Suspended in Northern Arizona Due to COVID-19

The United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) has announced that Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) services in Flagstaff, Williams, Tuba City, Page, Fredonia, Whiteriver, Kykotsmovi, Keams Canyon and Holbrook have been suspended through April 4 due to concerns about COVID-19.

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Tuba City Child Abuse Prevention Council meeting on March 25 has been canceled

| March 23, 2020
Tuba City Child Abuse Prevention Council meeting on March 25 has been canceled

Due to the health and safety precautions being put in place, the Tuba City CAP Council will have to suspend all meetings and public activities until further notice. This includes the CAP Council meeting we had scheduled for next Wednesday the 25th

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POSTPONED: 2020 Annual CCC&Y Prevention Conference

| March 23, 2020
POSTPONED: 2020 Annual CCC&Y Prevention Conference

The 2020 Annual CCC&Y Prevention Conference has been postponed due to the ongoing Coronavirus emergency. Our hearts and thoughts are with those who are currently being deeply disrupted during this time.  We know this change will be deeply supported by all of our partners and this challenge pales in comparison to what many are going through now. We are working on rescheduling the event to June, or in a few months depending on the status of the Coronavirus emergency. More details to come. 

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Afterschool for All Challenge, Flagstaff Workshop, and More!

| March 17, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Afterschool for All Challenge, Flagstaff Workshop, and More!

Afterschool for All Challenge, the annual meeting of afterschool advocates in Washington, D.C., is now a virtual event to minimize risk. The event is NOT cancelled because we won’t let the coronavirus mute the advocacy for our kids. This is still a vitally important chance to let Congress know how much afterschool matters.

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