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Wired for Success: Strategies for Early Childhood Development

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Wired for Success: Strategies for Early Childhood Development

New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development will be presenting the latest information and techniques to “wire up” a young child’s brain for a successful future in a FREE one—hour workshop on Monday, December 16th from 4 to 5 p.m. in North Country Health Care’s Community Room. The workshop presents practical ways to stimulate healthy […]

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Reading the Way to a Stronger Arizona: A United Fight to Improve Early Childhood Literacy

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Reading the Way to a Stronger Arizona: A United Fight to Improve Early Childhood Literacy

In the 2013-14 school year, Arizona’s mandatory retention policy, Move On When Reading (ARS 15-701), takes effect. This law requires that third-grade students who test in the “falls far below” range (estimated at 4,000) be held back. In addition, there are approximately 17,500 third-grade students below proficiency, placing them at risk.

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SCHOOLS OUT MAKE IT COUNT

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
SCHOOLS OUT MAKE IT COUNT

AzCASE is excited for the release of a new video entitled “School’s Out, Make it Count!” promoting the achievements made everyday in out-of-school programs!

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Accessible and Adapted Toys Webinar – December 4th

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Accessible and Adapted Toys Webinar – December 4th

Please join us for this one hour session to learn more about adapted play for children.

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Toy-Fixing Event

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Toy-Fixing Event

The Flagstaff Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) group invites you to participate in a toy fixing clinic, where kids/adults can bring toys to be repaired, and then either keep the toys or give them to a hospital or care center.

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More Than Baby Talk

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
More Than Baby Talk

University of North Carolina’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute has just published “More Than Baby Talk,” an easily-readable and free online guide to igniting the communication and language skills of infants and toddlers. This guide includes ten research-based recommendations for educators and parents.  For a complete PDF download click HERE. “More Than Baby Talk” […]

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Arizona Kids Falling Further Behind

| November 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Arizona Kids Falling Further Behind

Arizona ranks second in the nation in the number of children who lost coverage between 2010 and 2012. During the same period, forty states saw improvements in children’s coverage due to the success of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Arizona, meanwhile, is the only state to abandon its CHIP program. The state froze enrollment in KidsCare four years ago

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Arizona Horizons Video- Arizona Town Hall

| November 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Arizona Horizons Video- Arizona Town Hall

Watch the latest episode of Arizona Horizons Town Hall meeting where more than 170 Arizona leaders, business people, educators, elected officials and students hammered out the latest town hall report to lay out ideas to foster improvements in our education system.

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Vetting the Kindergarten Readiness Framework

| November 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Vetting the Kindergarten Readiness Framework

Strong Families Alliance and BUILD Arizona wants your input on what it means for a child to be ready for school. Take the survey and give your opinion

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Schools Do More With Less

| November 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Schools Do More With Less

“Flagstaff’s poverty rate has steadily climbed over the last decade. Like the rest of the region, more than half of Flagstaff’s students are poor. The amount of state and federal funds per pupil averages about $6,000.The state contributes $4,200 of that. In Massachusetts, home to some of the best schools in the country, students get more than twice that amount from that state.”

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