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Children’s Action Alliance — A Look at DCS at Five Years Old

| August 20, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance — A Look at DCS at Five Years Old

By Children’s Action Alliance (CAA) The Department of Child Safety (DCS) was created in June 2014 with the intent to dramatically improve the state’s response when child abuse and neglect is reported. At five years old, progress has certainly been made, however, challenges are constant and plans and opportunities to improve operations are abundant.  As we begin […]

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First Things First — Long-term study shows quality preschool works for generations

| August 20, 2019
First Things First — Long-term study shows quality preschool works for generations

High-quality early education outcomes extend to second generation.

An update to the well-known Perry Preschool study focuses on a new benefit: better outcomes for the original study participants’ own children.  Results show multi-generational impact: participants’ children are also more likely to have better life outcomes when compared to the control group’s children.  

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Please Welcome CAA’s New President and CEO

| August 20, 2019
Please Welcome CAA’s New President and CEO

On behalf of the entire board of directors, I am proud and excited to announce Siman Qaasim as the next President and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance.  After an extensive and thorough selection process, the board unanimously chose Siman for her dynamic leadership and demonstrated passion to improve children’s health, education, and security. 

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CCC&Y Member Spotlight: Peter Van Wyck, Board President of CCC&Y

| August 12, 2019
CCC&Y Member Spotlight: Peter Van Wyck, Board President of CCC&Y

His efforts to help communities in need have taken him to the far reaches of Mongolia and have brought him right back to Coconino County to help families and communities throughout the region.

Peter Van Wyck serves as the Regional Director for First Things First, which partners with families and communities throughout Arizona to support the healthy development of young children, including serving the Hopi, Havasupai and the Kaibab Band of Paiute people, as well as others in the Coconino region.

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Action & Outreach Spotlight: Arizona State Board of Education to hold retreat, open to public, Aug. 9, 10 in Flagstaff

| August 6, 2019
Action & Outreach Spotlight: Arizona State Board of Education to hold retreat, open to public, Aug. 9, 10 in Flagstaff

The Arizona State Board of Education will hold a meeting, open to the public, on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM and Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM at Northern Arizona University, S. San Francisco St., University Union Building 30 B/A, Flagstaff.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Back to School for Afterschool

| August 5, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Back to School for Afterschool

Back to School Resources for OST Programs

It’s a new school year! Here are links to tips, tools and fun resources to help you and your kiddos get the year off to a great start!

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Association for Supportive Child Care seeking Part-Time Arizona Regional Trainer

| August 5, 2019
Association for Supportive Child Care seeking Part-Time Arizona Regional Trainer

The Association for Supportive Child Care seeking a Part-Time Arizona Regional Trainer.

The position will provide training workshops and support services to early childhood providers, caregivers, and programs serving families and young children throughout Arizona.

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Children’s Trust: 10 ways to prevent child hot car deaths

| August 5, 2019
Children’s Trust: 10 ways to prevent child hot car deaths

Join us in spreading the word to parents and caregivers that children should never be left alone in a car, not even for a minute. Over 750 children in the U.S. have died from heatstroke in cars since 1998. More than half were forgotten by a caregiver.

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Arizona College Access Network AzCAN August News

| August 5, 2019
Arizona College Access Network AzCAN August News

Earn to Learn and AzCAN are looking for interested current college students, recent college graduates, high schools and community partners who are interested in participating in the AdviseAZ AmeriCorps program. We currently have openings for College Advisers throughout the state for the 2019-2020 school year to serve in High School and Community sites.

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Expect More Arizona ‘Excellence Tour’

| August 5, 2019
Expect More Arizona ‘Excellence Tour’

Spotlights what schools and communities in Arizona are doing today to make progress toward an excellent education for every student, and celebrates the kind of excellence we expect and believe must be available to all students. It is important to identify the programs and initiatives we know are working so they can be celebrated and potentially replicated. Check out these Excellence Tour stories from July.

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