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If you are going to sled – sled safely

| December 19, 2014
If you are going to sled – sled safely

If you are going to sled – sled safely Shawn Bowker, R.N., C.E.N., C.R.R.N. If sledding down a snow-covered hill is your family’s idea of fun this winter, make sure you know how to sled smart before heading outside. Sledding is a popular wintertime activity, but it’s important that you and your children know the […]

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Secure Rural Schools Program – What’s Next?

| December 18, 2014
Secure Rural Schools Program – What’s Next?

Spending Bill Ends Rural School Fund By Tim Marema Since 2000 the federal government has helped counties that relied on the timber industry to make up some of their local education funding. But that program received no money in the end-of-year spending package Congress just approved. The trillion dollar spending package that Congress passed Saturday […]

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Public Education is a Civic Responsibility

| December 18, 2014
Public Education is a Civic Responsibility

December 17, 2014 / Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service / Arizona Voices Public education is a civic responsibility not a consumer good, said Diane Ravitch, a research professor of education at New York University, to a recent gathering of Arizona educators and school board members. “Protecting our public schools against privatization and saving them for […]

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THANK YOU New and Renewing Members – Now it’s YOUR Turn

| December 17, 2014
THANK YOU New and Renewing Members – Now it’s YOUR Turn

CCC&Y would like to thank CCC&Y’s new and renewing members!  We have many contributing partners who continue to ensure all children and youth in Coconino County have the resources and supports they  need to reach their full potential.  Our partners and members continue to be critical to our work and our impact.  We greatly appreciate […]

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CONGRATULATIONS to the ChildLight Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship Recipients!

| December 17, 2014
CONGRATULATIONS to the ChildLight Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship Recipients!

It is our great pleasure to announce that the ChildLight Yoga Teacher Training scholarship recipients have been selected.  The scholarships have been made possible through a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.  Yoga practice among children improves behavior, increases concentration, relieves anxiety and stress, strengthens patience and decision making skills, and even reduces […]

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News from the Department of Child Safety

| December 17, 2014
News from the Department of Child Safety

When the legislature and Governor Brewer created the new Department of Child Safety they appropriated funding to add new staff so that children could be protected and connected with permanent homes. It is worth celebrating that as of October 31, the Department had filled all of its direct child safety specialist positions. In January of […]

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2015 Infant Toddler Summit – February 10th & 11th, 2015

| December 17, 2014
2015 Infant Toddler Summit – February 10th & 11th, 2015

2015 Infant Toddler Summit – February 10th & 11th, 2015 In February 2015, Arizona Department of Education will host a two-day summit focusing on the Infant Toddler Development Guide, effective instructional strategies for working with infants & toddlers, including those with special needs, and the importance of building strong foundations that lead to school-readiness. Topics […]

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Public Education an Important Component to Restoring Az’s Economy

| December 17, 2014
Public Education an Important Component to Restoring Az’s Economy

Recommendations from the recent “Arizona’s Economy” 105th Arizona Town Hall report include public education as an important component in restoring the Arizona Economy. Recommendations include restoring education funding and investments in education that should include the recruitment and retention of qualified teachers, competitive teacher’s salaries, decreasing class sizes, funding of school counselors, and expansion of […]

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Arts & Culture Organizations Offer New Ways to Learn

| December 10, 2014
Arts & Culture Organizations Offer New Ways to Learn

Arizona is the proud home of many amazing arts and cultural venues, providing countless opportunities for kids and adults to learn together. Expect More Arizona has partnered with six such arts & culture organizations across the state to show parents how to experience each venue with their children in rich and meaningful ways. Initial participants […]

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Are Kids Getting More Virtuous?

| December 10, 2014
Are Kids Getting More Virtuous?

Are Kids Getting More Virtuous? The news media likes to characterize today’s young people as risk averse, narcissistic, app-dependent, over-scheduled, entitled and “pornified.” Among the culprits are too much praise, not enough challenge, helicopter parents, cellphones and of course, the Internet. But by many measures, young people are actually showing virtues their elders lacked. They have brought delinquency, […]

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