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Feb. 20, 21 — Early Childhood events to be held in Phoenix

| February 18, 2019
Feb. 20, 21 — Early Childhood events to be held in Phoenix

Register now for the Arizona Public Policy Forum from 1 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 at The Newton, 300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix. Also:

The Early Childhood Day at the Legislature will be held Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Arizona State Capitol.

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Registration now open for Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s 2019 Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference on April 18

| February 18, 2019
Registration now open for Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth’s 2019 Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference on April 18

In recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, CCC&Y will present the 2019 Annual Child Abuse Prevention Conference and Luncheon — “Healing Collective Trauma through Community Connections,” at Little America Hotel, Flagstaff on Thursday, April 18, 2019. The conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, who is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure, will discuss caring for ourselves and our community as we respond to our own and others’ experience of trauma and the “trauma exposure response.”

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CAA opinion: Arizona Needs to Break Down Barriers Blocking Support for Kinship Families. See related stories here

| February 18, 2019
CAA opinion: Arizona Needs to Break Down Barriers Blocking Support for Kinship Families. See related stories here

All children who live in foster care require financial support so their temporary families can provide them safe care and bring stability to their lives. But children removed from their homes by the Department of Child Safety (DCS) and placed with relatives or family friends – known as kinship families – are often missing the support that comes to licensed foster families.

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11 education bills to watch at the Arizona Capitol. See more state education news here

| February 12, 2019
11 education bills to watch at the Arizona Capitol. See more state education news here

Almost a year after the #RedForEd walkout, state lawmakers continue to face immense pressure from educators and parents to improve Arizona’s public schools. …

Legislators spent the first month of this year’s session introducing a flurry of education bills. Many won’t make it to even the first step toward becoming law — a public committee hearing and vote. 

But some have.

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First Things First update for Feb. 5 — Call for Proposals

| February 11, 2019
First Things First update for Feb. 5 — Call for Proposals

First Things First is accepting proposals for breakout sessions to be presented at the 2019 Early Childhood Summit.

The Summit is a unique opportunity to share your knowledge, experience and ideas with a large and highly-engaged audience of early childhood professionals, stakeholders and supporters.

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Deadline to submit to ‘2019 School’s Out, Make It Count’ conference photo contest is Feb. 15

| February 11, 2019
Deadline to submit to ‘2019 School’s Out, Make It Count’ conference photo contest is Feb. 15

Showcase your program on the conference collateral and have your photo be featured in the printed program. Anyone can be the photographer even your program’s participants.

The 27th Annual “School’s Out, Make It Count” conference will be held Oct. 19 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

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First Things First February 2019 Parenting Newsletter

| February 4, 2019
First Things First February 2019 Parenting Newsletter

The Super Bowl is in the history books, but for families with young children, the game is never over. That’s because play is one of the best things you can do to support your child’s healthy development and learning. Check out the top plays!

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CCC&Y February 2019 calendar highlights upcoming Community Events for Families

| February 4, 2019
CCC&Y February 2019 calendar highlights upcoming Community Events for Families

A number of family-friendly events are scheduled throughout Coconino County in February and in coming months.

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Nominations now open for 18th Annual Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence

| February 4, 2019
Nominations now open for 18th Annual Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence

The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence is seeking nominations for the “2019 Arizona Out-of-School Time Awards of Excellence.”

The nomination deadline is Monday, April 15.

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Coconino County Public Health Services District conducting survey on health needs, key issues impacting county residents

| January 29, 2019
Coconino County Public Health Services District conducting survey on health needs, key issues impacting county residents

Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) is looking for your opinion on past/future community health assessments conducted by CCPHSD. Community health assessments examine the health needs and key issues impacting resident’s health. Your feedback is integral in evaluating the health of our community and informing future assessments. Thank you for taking the time to take our survey, your comments are greatly appreciated.

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