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Coconino County Fair Seeking Volunteers

| August 22, 2014
Coconino County Fair Seeking Volunteers

Coconino County Parks & Recreation has been working hard the last year to ensure that this year’s Coconino County Fair is Grand and Alive at 65.  They are seeking volunteers to assist in the Coconino County Fair and have time slots available in most of the building as well as the information booth and volunteer […]

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Candidates Responses to Arizona Out-of-School Time Youth Programs

| August 22, 2014
Candidates Responses to Arizona Out-of-School Time Youth Programs

Throughout the past six weeks, the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence has been reaching out to candidates across the state, and asking them to pledge their support for Arizona Out-of-School Time youth programs.  Candidates for Congress were asked to complete a 3-question survey, regarding their support for:  The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), 21st […]

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AIMS Test Results Released – Reading Still a Focus

| August 20, 2014
AIMS Test Results Released – Reading Still a Focus

The Arizona Department of Education released AIMS test results in early August.  AIMS is the state standardized test that measures student achievement. 2014 was the first year in which 3rd grade students who score extremely low on reading proficiency will not be promoted to fourth grade, according to Arizona’s “Move On When Reading” law. The […]

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Children’s Action Alliance Seeks AmeriCorps VISTA

| August 18, 2014
Children’s Action Alliance Seeks AmeriCorps VISTA

The Arizona Youth Opportunities Initiative (AYOI) is working to improve outcomes for young adults transitioning out of foster care. In order to grow our efforts, Children’s Action Alliance is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA to help roll out the Opportunity Passport™ program, work with the Young Adult Leadership Board, and implement Initiative strategies. This is a […]

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Child Care Teacher Awards Accepting Applications

| August 14, 2014
Child Care Teacher Awards Accepting Applications

The Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation is inviting applications for the Terri Lynne Lokoff/Children’s Tylenol National Child Care Teacher Awards, a national program designed to acknowledge the critical role of child care teachers in providing high-quality child care. Fifty child care teachers will receive between $500 and $1,000 in recognition of their special dedication […]

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Tonier Cain – Nationally Recognized Speaker Comes to Flagstaff – October 14th

| August 11, 2014
Tonier Cain – Nationally Recognized Speaker Comes to Flagstaff – October 14th

Tonier Cain is a nationally recognized SAMHSA speaker and advocate for recovery and trauma-informed care.  In March 2010, her story was launched in the form of a documentary titled, “Healing Neen” which details her transcendent story of emergence from drug addiction, multiple incarcerations and two decades of homelessness to become a tireless advocate and educator […]

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CCC&Y wishes ALL a healthy, productive, and successful school year

| August 8, 2014
CCC&Y wishes ALL a healthy, productive, and successful school year

It’s CCC&Y’s favorite time of year…when all our lovely FB friends post fabulous photos of their wonderful, fresh faced, eager, and excited kiddos on their first day of school! It’s so inspiring. We want to thank ALL of you parents and caregivers out there…all our Coconino families who, along with us, have such high expectations […]

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The Paradox of Poverty – Through the lens of Michael Williamson

| August 8, 2014
The Paradox of Poverty – Through the lens of Michael Williamson

By May-Ying Lam Washington Post photographer Michael S. Williamson: “You know, when I was on food stamps as a kid, I was a good kid who probably wouldn’t have taken to crime. But if I was hungry enough, I might have shoplifted a can of tuna or some spaghetti. But I didn’t have to. We […]

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Early Education Scholarship Opportunity

| August 8, 2014
Early Education Scholarship Opportunity

AzAEYC advocates for and promotes the well-being of all Arizona’s young children and their families by improving the quality of early care and education for every child and providing and supporting high quality professional development opportunities and resources for early childhood professionals. The AzAEYC board would like to recognize and support individuals choosing to enter the […]

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New Brief – Prevent, Protect & Provide: How child welfare can better support low-income families

| August 8, 2014
New Brief – Prevent, Protect & Provide: How child welfare can better support low-income families

The State Policy Advocacy and Reform Center is proud to release a new brief, Prevent, Protect & Provide: How child welfare can better support low-income families. Families living in poverty have a significantly higher likelihood of experiencing crises. While the majority of poor families never come to the attention of the child welfare system, poverty is still […]

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