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Video: Gov. delays in-person classes to Aug. 17 due to rise in COVID-19. See more state education news here

| June 30, 2020
Video: Gov. delays in-person classes to Aug. 17 due to rise in COVID-19. See more state education news here

Gov. Doug Ducey delayed the re-opening of schools’ in-person classes until August 17 due to the increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases during a news conference this afternoon.

“We also want to bring as much certainty as possible for Arizona schools. Of course, our objective is to educate our kids as best as possible in the safest environment,” Gov. Ducey said.

“It is an unfortunate, but necessary decision to delay students’ return to their classrooms,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman. “But with Arizona’s COVID cases hitting new highs every week, it is clearly not yet safe for students and teachers to return to school facilities.”

“We’ll continuously re-evaluate this target date working closely with Supt. Hoffman with the objective to educate our children safely and successfully,” Gov. Ducey said.

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What Parents Can Learn From Child Care Centers That Stayed Open During Lockdowns. See more national education news here

| June 30, 2020
What Parents Can Learn From Child Care Centers That Stayed Open During Lockdowns. See more national education news here

When Arizona schools shut down in mid-March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Tatiana Laimit, a nurse in Phoenix, knew she needed a backup plan. Laimit is a single mother of a 6-year-old girl and had recently relocated to the area. She didn’t have any friends or family nearby to ask for help.

It was past 8 on a Friday night when she shot off an email to her local YMCA to ask if they were providing emergency care for the children of front-line workers. “And immediately [someone] responded and let me know, ‘Yes.’ ”

Throughout the pandemic, many child care centers have stayed open for the children of front-line workers — everyone from doctors to grocery store clerks. YMCA of the USA and New York City’s Department of Education have been caring for, collectively, tens of thousands of children since March, and both tell NPR they have no reports of coronavirus clusters or outbreaks. As school districts sweat over reopening plans, and with just over half of parents telling pollsters they’re comfortable with in-person school this fall, public health and policy experts say education leaders should be discussing and drawing on these real-world child care experiences.

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Mindfulness Spotlight: Autopilot

| June 30, 2020
Mindfulness Spotlight: Autopilot

Why do we do what we do?

Do we let the demands of each moment drive the direction of our day?      

Do we do what we have always done? 

Do we jump into action because someone else determined we must?

Or do we take time each day to assess our own needs and set personal priorities?

To check your autopilot, I invite you to examine your behaviors and attitudes and how they contribute to the culture in which we live. Do you act in the same way you always have, or do you shift based on new information?

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to become a historical trauma certified agency

| June 30, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y to become a historical trauma certified agency

CCC&Y has agreed to partner with Heal Historical Trauma to become a historical trauma certified agency, which will include providing training to the non-profit organization during a full day level-one certification program.

“The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is one of few organizations ready to declare their commitment to serving communities of color with such vigor and determination. It is with extreme pride and excitement that I welcome our partnership as we work as one to create a world filled with love and equity that honors diversity and embraces all colors, shades, races, ethnicities, levels of ability and gender fluidity,” said Iya Affo, founder of Heal Historic Trauma.

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All Babies Cry app with coping tips for parents is free for a limited time!

| June 23, 2020
All Babies Cry app with coping tips for parents is free for a limited time!

All Babies Cry (ABC) gives caregivers tools to cope with infant crying. ABC:
• Is strength-based
• Clearly shows both ways to comfort and how to
cope
• Considers parents’ needs to be as important as baby’s development
• Sets the expectation that new parenthood is stressful
• Talks about how to ask for help

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Free Summer Meals at the Page Public Library

| June 23, 2020
Free Summer Meals at the Page Public Library

Children ages 18 and younger can receive free lunches at the Page Public Library from noon to 1 p.m. every Tuesday on a first-served basis, and Monday through Friday, through Aug. 7. 

Contact the Page Public Library, 479 S. Lake Powell Blvd., Page, by calling 928-645-4270.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — The 2020 Conference is Going Virtual on Oct. 17

| June 23, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — The 2020 Conference is Going Virtual on Oct. 17

Safety of our conference attendees is one of our top priorities and an overwhelming number of you said you would feel safer going virtual. The 28th annual School’s Out, Make It Count conference will be virtual this year. Although we will miss seeing everyone in-person, there are some great advantages going online:

All attendees will have the opportunity to attend all the workshops, how you ask? We will have several days of live workshops and all workshops will be available for attendees to view for 2 weeks. That is 50+ workshops!

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United Way of Northern Arizona — The ‘Land of Inopportunity’

| June 23, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — The ‘Land of Inopportunity’

A recent report from Save the Children further proves how location can profoundly affect a child’s prospects in this country, and why it is vital that we continue to Step Up for Our Youth in northern Arizona.

The report, called “The Land of Inopportunity,” is a part of the nonprofit’s annual evaluation of how children are faring around the globe. This year, however, Save the Children added a powerful tool that allows regions to see how they measure up – an online interactive map ranking U.S. counties by how well they prioritized and protect children.

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Join CCC&Y’S Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting on Thursdays

| June 23, 2020
Join CCC&Y’S Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting on Thursdays

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is presenting a weekly Family Connection Zoom Meeting at 3 p.m.

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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Local Education Spotlight: FUSD Bilingual Report — Grab and Go Food Service Continues through July 31. See more local education news here

| June 23, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: FUSD Bilingual Report — Grab and Go Food Service Continues through July 31. See more local education news here

The Flagstaff Unified School District “Grab and Go” food service program continues through July 31, 2020 while the meal service at Kinsey Elementary School will be shifting to a mobile service beginning Monday, June 22. Breakfast and lunch will be available at Kinsey on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:45 a.m.

Mobile routes, now including Kinsey Elementary, will continue on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with meals for Tuesday shared during the Monday service, Thursday meals shared during Wednesday service, and Saturday and Sunday meals shared during the Friday service.

“Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch meals will continue to be available for any child, age 18 and under, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m at Cromer Elementary, DeMiguel Elementary, Killip Elementary, Leupp Elementary, Marshall Elementary, and Thomas Elementary.

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