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DES Division of Child Support Service to present ‘Child Support Art Contest — What does family mean to you?’

| July 20, 2021
DES Division of Child Support Service to present ‘Child Support Art Contest — What does family mean to you?’

The Department of Economic Security, Division of Child Support Services is presenting a “Child Support Art Contest — What does family mean to you?” with winners to be chose the week of Aug. 16.

Winners will receive a school supply bundle!

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DES reports on Child Care for Returning Workers Program

| July 20, 2021
DES reports on Child Care for Returning Workers Program

Under Governor Ducey’s Arizona Back To Work program, the State of Arizona will provide 3 months of child care assistance for individuals with children who return to work after receiving unemployment benefits. 

To be eligible, an individual must:

have filed for the state’s unemployment and pandemic unemployment assistance programs on or before May 15, 2021
be currently employed (part-time or full-time) in any industry
earn $25 per hour or less (equivalent to a yearly salary of $52,000)
be a parent in need of child care assistance for their children ages 12 and younger

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Connections Spotlight — 2021 CCC&Y Conference: ‘Finding My Strength; Hope in Connection’

| July 20, 2021
Connections Spotlight — 2021 CCC&Y Conference: ‘Finding My Strength; Hope in Connection’

We are back!!  2021 Conference tickets on sale now!!  We are so excited to FINALLY host this highly anticipated and exciting event!!  Please see our full program and event details.  We our proud to host amazing speakers and content. For example, get to know our opening Keynote speaker by viewing Deanna Singh’s Tedx Talk, We All Have the Power to Build Bridges.

Get your tickets today!!  This event supports professional and personal development. We are calling those who are seeking to excel professionally, those who wish to bring healing to themselves and their community, individuals who are engaged and craving change, and to those dedicating their lives and careers to supporting others.

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2021 Health and Welfare Resource Virtual Networking meetings in Coconino County

| July 19, 2021
2021 Health and Welfare Resource Virtual 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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Aug. 25, 26 — Virtual Diné Early Childhood Summit

| July 19, 2021
Aug. 25, 26 — Virtual Diné Early Childhood Summit

In partnership with Navajo Indigenous LAUNCH and the Navajo Nation Division of Behavioral and Mental Health Services, the First Things First Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council will present the virtual 2021 Diné Early Childhood Summit on Wednesday, August 25 – Thursday, August 26, 2021.

This year’s summit will feature exciting keynote speakers and work sessions tailored to Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and System Building. We hope you will join us to learn, and discuss and plan effective ways to support young children and families on the Navajo Nation. Attendees can expect to be actively engaged and will be asked to participate in case study scenarios, world cafe style conversations and a strategic planning work session with the goal of enhancing the early childhood system on Navajo Nation.

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Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC) is now Candelen

| July 13, 2021
Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC) is now Candelen

The Association for Supportive Child Care (ASCC) is thrilled to announce their long awaited rebrand as Candelen.

For more than four decades, ASCC has been at the forefront of innovative educational programs that nurture children to be their most brilliant selves. The company has embraced the rapid evolution of caregivers’ needs, and the result is a refreshed, modernized organization with promise to continue providing improved education and the best care possible.

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Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation announce Financial Help is Available for Youth in Care

| July 13, 2021
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation announce Financial Help is Available for Youth in Care

f you know someone who is in foster care or was in foster care (ages 14 to 26) in Arizona, they may be eligible to get money to help with education, housing and even re-entering care. Things they can get help with include:

Rent
Tutoring
Driver’s education
Childcare
Transportation
And more!

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Families, caregivers can receive support from Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP)

| July 13, 2021
Families, caregivers can receive support from Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP)

Family members and caregivers seeking support and resources to enhance children’s learning and development through everyday learning opportunities can receive help through the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP).

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Children’s Action Alliance — Foster Youth Delivered Petition to Distribute Federal Relief Funds

| July 13, 2021
Children’s Action Alliance — Foster Youth Delivered Petition to Distribute Federal Relief Funds

(July 13), Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ), a group of policy leaders with lived experience in foster care, delivered a petition signed by nearly 600 Arizonans to Governor Doug Ducey and Department of Child Safety (DCS) Director Mike Faust urging them to use federal COVID relief funds to provide young people who aged-out of foster care with a $500 check.  In early March, the state received $10.5M in additional funding to help older and former foster youth get through the pandemic, but to date, less than $1M has made it into the hands of young people and time is running out for former foster youth ages 21 through 26 who will lose eligibility for the funds on September 30th.  

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First Things First — One Week Left to Register at Special Rate for Early Childhood Summit 2021

| July 13, 2021
First Things First — One Week Left to Register at Special Rate for Early Childhood Summit 2021

You still have one week left to register at a reduced rate for the virtual First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2021 presented on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
 
The full-day virtual Summit offers breakout sessions covering a variety of early childhood topics, including child development, health, literacy and more. You’ll also hear from three exciting featured speakers: Dr. John Medina, Sharon Dayand Doreen Oliver.
 
You’ll learn from early childhood experts and network with your colleagues to get useful information to better serve Arizona’s youngest children. All Summit attendees can also access recordings of all sessions up to 60 days after the event.

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