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Recorded Navajo Nation Early Childhood Forum to be aired on KTNN on Nov. 27

| November 23, 2020
Recorded Navajo Nation Early Childhood Forum to be aired on KTNN on Nov. 27

NAVAJO NATION — In partnership with Navajo Project Indigenious LAUNCH, the First Things First Navajo Nation Regional Partnership Council hosted a virtual forum, designed to give participants – especially parents and caregivers of young children – an opportunity to increase their awareness of relevant early childhood topics. A regional expert will discuss mental well being for families with young children. 

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — NatGeo Explorer Classroom: Afterschool Edition

| November 17, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — NatGeo Explorer Classroom: Afterschool Edition

Introduce your afterschool learners to National Geographic Explorers! Join the National Geographic Society for special editions of National Geographic’s Explorer Classroom this fall designed for out-of-school time educators. These Explorer Classroom events are supported by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The live YouTube shows connect young people with cutting-edge scientists, researchers, and powerful storytellers around the world. The events are free and include live Q&A with the Explorers as well as an event guide for your learners to get the most out of the experience.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — We’re Counting on You – Thank You!

| November 17, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff — We’re Counting on You – Thank You!

I ended my first email by saying that with your help we can make a difference in the educational outcomes for every child in Flagstaff.  So, I’ll start this final email by focusing on you.  
 
I mentioned that LAUNCH Flagstaff is foremost an idea that leverages existing community organizations, businesses, policy makers, and citizens that produces systemic changes through collaborative action.  
 
The changes we seek happen in the hearts and minds of each person and each organization in Flagstaff.  I thank you for your current level of engagement in this important work and I invite you to consider additional ways you can help improve outcomes for our kids.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — Educational Executive Leadership Development

| November 17, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff — Educational Executive Leadership Development

25% of a student’s educational success relies on the quality of the educational leadership of the school administrator.  This means that the school principal is the second most important school influence on student success, after high quality teaching.
 
Great school leaders create a culture of excellence, drive school performance, teacher retention and student outcomes.   The partners of LAUNCH Flagstaff recognize the critical need for executive leadership developmentcoupled with the building of collaborative, collegial relationships among educational leaders across the community.

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Connections Spotlight — Join CCC&Y’S bilingual Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting now on Mondays

| November 17, 2020
Connections Spotlight — Join CCC&Y’S bilingual Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting now on Mondays

COCONINO COUNTY — The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is presenting a weekly Family Connection Zoom Meeting at 2:30 p.m. Mondays.

The meeting is open to parents, caregivers, professionals — All individuals in our community.

Now is the time to connect, be supportive and receive support in a safe and caring environment via zoom or by telephone.

This is an open time to connect with others, share joys, vent some concerns, ask for support, or offer others your support.

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Stronger as One, NACA’s Native Connections hosting Mental Health Focus Groups on Nov. 18, 19, 21

| November 16, 2020
Stronger as One, NACA’s Native Connections hosting Mental Health Focus Groups on Nov. 18, 19, 21

Stronger as One and NACA’s Native Connections are hosting three upcoming Youth Focus Groups on Nov. 18, 19, 21 on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and wellbeing of youth in our community. Youth who participate are helping inform our work to support them during this difficult time, and will receive a gift card to either Dutch Bros or Sprouts!

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National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College to present ‘Talking to Children about Child Sexual Abuse free webinar on Nov. 19

| November 16, 2020
National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College to present ‘Talking to Children about Child Sexual Abuse free webinar on Nov. 19

Gain an understanding of child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention and review/evaluate different programs available to protect children. Identify what works and what doesn’t in prevention programs and discuss how to talk to children about CSA. Gather new resources for working with children with significant disabilities as well as research on CSA programs.

This webinar has been approved by OJJDP.

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NEXT for UpLearning! program, ‘Please Don’t Hit Him! — Turning Challenging Behavior Into Appropriate Behavior For Preschoolers With Special Needs,’ to be held Nov. 14

| November 13, 2020
NEXT for UpLearning! program, ‘Please Don’t Hit Him!  — Turning Challenging Behavior Into Appropriate Behavior For Preschoolers With Special Needs,’ to be held Nov. 14

You’re invited to November’s UpLearning presentation, delivered by Distinguished Professor Emerita in Special Education at The University of Kansas Ann Turnbull!

Please Don’t Hit Him!

Turning Challenging Behavior Into Appropriate Behavior
For Preschoolers With Special Needs

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United Way of Northern Arizona — Why Early Childhood Education is the ‘Golden Ticket’

| November 10, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — Why Early Childhood Education is the ‘Golden Ticket’

Your relationship with the United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA) is a partnership that creates lasting, positive changes in our community.

Part of UWNA’s role is to do research so that your generous donations are directed to the programs and initiatives that have the most impact. In short, UWNA community investment volunteers work to ensure that you get the best possible return on your investment.

Early childhood development and educationmight represent the best ROI possible today.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — Flagstaff College & Career Readiness Partnership

| November 10, 2020
LAUNCH Flagstaff — Flagstaff College & Career Readiness Partnership

A world-class education is student centered.  When adults provide appropriate methods for students to explore their interests in alignment with high-expectations we can foster collaborative problem solving, critical thinking, social/emotional development, self-advocacy and self-expression – skills that employers in our community are demanding.

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