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Connections Spotlight: First Things First — Ensuring a complete count of Arizona’s youngest children in the 2020 census

| July 15, 2019
Connections Spotlight: First Things First — Ensuring a complete count of Arizona’s youngest children in the 2020 census

An estimated 5% of kids under age 5 were missed in the 2010 census. That’s about 1 million young children, the highest of any single age group. The U.S. Census is asking early childhood supporters to help close that gap in 2020.

Here are a few things you can do to help ensure more young kids are counted: Explain that filling out the census yourself only takes about 10 minutes. And emphasize that parents should include babies on census forms, even if they are still in the hospital on April 1.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Conference Group Registration Special

| July 15, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Conference Group Registration Special

Register your group of 10 or more and get these additional special perks:
* $95 per person when registering groups of 10 or more
* Priority Seating at the Conference general sessions and lunch
* VIP Check in Table at the Conference
* Entry into Special Group Registration Give A Way

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First Things First update for July 15 — Summit 2019: Early registration ends July 21

| July 15, 2019
First Things First update for July 15 — Summit 2019: Early registration ends July 21

Early registration for the Summit closes Sunday, July 21.

Register now at a reduced rate for two days of keynote and featured speakers, 80+ breakout sessions on a wide range of early childhood topics, and the opportunity to meet, learn and share strategies that help kids be ready for school and set for life.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) update for July 13 — Start a FREE Girls Who Code Club Today!

| July 15, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) update for July 13 — Start a FREE Girls Who Code Club Today!

Join students and educators across the country by partnering with Girls Who Code to bring computer science opportunities to elementary, middle, and high school girls in your community! Girls Who Code Clubs are FREE afterschool programs for 3rd-5th or 6th-12th grade girls to join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models and use computer science to change the world.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff — What We’re Reading

| July 15, 2019
LAUNCH Flagstaff — What We’re Reading

Here’s a sample of what some of the partners of LAUNCH Flagstaff are currently reading.  I hope you’ll find this information useful too.

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First Things First — Tips for reading with your toddler, water safety and learning through outdoor play

| July 1, 2019
First Things First — Tips for reading with your toddler, water safety and learning through outdoor play

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   July 2019   Video: Top 5 tips for reading with your toddler This episode of FTF’s Parents Playbook breaks down the top tips for sharing books with your toddler. Reading together now will help them be a good reader later on. And it’s fun. Watch   Preventing toddler […]

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Expect More Arizona update for July 1 — Great Things Are Happening in Education

| July 1, 2019
Expect More Arizona update for July 1 — Great Things Are Happening in Education

The Expect More Excellence Tour spotlights what schools and communities in Arizona are doing today to make progress toward an excellent education for every student, and celebrates the kind of excellence we expect and believe must be available to all students. It is important to identify the programs and initiatives we know are working so they can be celebrated and potentially replicated. Check out these Excellence Tour stories from June.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) update for June 29 — Celebrate 4th of July with a Bang

| July 1, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) update for June 29 — Celebrate 4th of July with a Bang

The California Academy of Sciences has developed a Citizen Science Toolkit to help educators integrate citizen science projects into afterschool programming. It contains resources-including lessons, readings, and worksheets – to help communicate the value of citizen science to youth and cultivate their sense of empowerment and impact when performing science investigations.

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LAUNCH Flagstaff update for June 28 — June Monthly Progress

| July 1, 2019
LAUNCH Flagstaff update for June 28 — June Monthly Progress

Click here for the entire e-newsletter   THREE STEPS FORWARD Internship Coordination Strengthens The community efforts of the Flagstaff Internship Network will be strengthened this fall with the addition of two staff positions at Coconino Community College and Flagstaff Unified School District. Both positions will be funded through monies awarded to both CCC and FUSD […]

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Connections Spotlight: Page Back to School Health Fair to be held July 24 at Page High School

| July 1, 2019
Connections Spotlight: Page Back to School Health Fair to be held July 24 at Page High School

The Page Back to School Health Fair will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 at Page High School, 434 S. Lake Powell Blvd., Page.

Come get ready for another school year and learn about resources and programs in the community!

• Health Services
• FREE Backpacks
• FREE School Supplies
• Fun Activities

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