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More events planned in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

| March 18, 2019
More events planned in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

Spaces filling fast so RSVP soon for 2019 Child Abuse Prevention Conference and Luncheon on April 18

In recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the following events are planned for Coconino County:

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Registration now open for Page Early Childhood Fair on April 13

| March 18, 2019
Registration now open for Page Early Childhood Fair on April 13

In celebration of children, the Page Public Library invites the community to participate in Page’s Early Childhood Fair,“Early Learning, Every Day,” from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Page Sports Complex.

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Fostering Advocates Arizona Release Annual Policy Brief

| March 18, 2019
Fostering Advocates Arizona Release Annual Policy Brief

Members of the Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ) Young Adult Leadership Board on March 14 attended their annual day at the state capitol, where they met with the Governor’s Office Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment chaired by Arizona’s first lady, Angela Ducey, legislators and secretary of state Katie Hobbs to introduce their 2019 policy recommendations for youth experiencing foster care. 

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First Things First update for March 18 — Early Childhood Legislative Day at Arizona State Capitol showcases positive impact of early childhood investments

| March 18, 2019
First Things First update for March 18 — Early Childhood Legislative Day at Arizona State Capitol showcases positive impact of early childhood investments

The recent third annual Early Childhood Legislative Day at the Arizona State Capitol provided early childhood backers from across the state an opportunity to share with policymakers why early childhood is critical to the future of our state and how it links to shared priorities, such as healthy children, strong families, greater academic achievement and increased economic development.

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Deadline is April 15 to submit nomination for Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence ‘Awards of Excellence’

| March 18, 2019
Deadline is April 15 to submit nomination for Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence ‘Awards of Excellence’

NOMINATE YOUR: • OUTSTANDING • PROGRAM •LEADERSHIP or STAFF •YOURSELF !for the 18th Annual Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence. These awards recognize innovative programs and staff members for their excellent work in providing quality Arizona youth programs.

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2019 Health and Welfare Resource Networking meetings in Coconino County

| March 18, 2019
2019 Health and Welfare Resource Networking meetings in Coconino County

A variety of  health and welfare resource networking meetings are held each month in Coconino County. The meetings are presented in local restaurants, libraries, health care agencies and other locations where health professionals and representatives from a variety of governmental and non-profit organizations share information on upcoming programs and events that benefit the health and welfare of children, youth, parents and seniors throughout the region.

The following is a listing of some of those meetings. Please send any updates to frank@coconinokids.org

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence STEM Saturdays update for March 9 — Out-of-School Time STEAM Survey

| March 11, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence STEM Saturdays update for March 9 — Out-of-School Time STEAM Survey

The Innovation Collaborative is conducting a national study that will help outline effective practices for STEAM (STEM+Arts).

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First Things First update for March 5

| March 11, 2019
First Things First update for March 5

Children’s books open a world of words and ideas. Read Across America celebrates the birthday of Dr. Seuss and encourages everyone to pick up a book and read with a child. No one knows more about children’s books than your friendly neighborhood librarian, so we asked Wendy Resnik of the Phoenix Public Library to share her thoughts on the joy of books and tips for reading together with young children.

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April 11 — Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence to present ‘RESILIENCE — The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope’ in Flagstaff

| March 11, 2019
April 11 — Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence to present ‘RESILIENCE — The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope’ in Flagstaff

The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence will present the documentary “RESILIENCE — The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 11 at the Flagstaff Aquaplex, 1702 N. Fourth St., Flagstaff.

Stay after the viewing for a Q&A session with local experts, including Virginia Watahomigie, executive director of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth.

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Tynkertopia provides safe, welcoming space for students, others to build STEM / STEAM skills

| March 4, 2019
Tynkertopia provides safe, welcoming space for students, others to build STEM / STEAM skills

Those looking for a place to develop their STEM / STEAM skills need look no further than to drop by Tynkertopia on Fourth Street in Flagstaff.Once stepping through the door, students, teachers, parents, artists, crafters, inventors, makers and tynkerers of any age, will find a space where partners work together to share expertise, resources and responsibility for achieving mutual goals, according to founder Dr. Alice Christie.

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