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Mindfulness Spotlight: Message to all of us

| March 26, 2020
Mindfulness Spotlight: Message to all of us

What an experience! Each of us is creating our new normal. Extra time at home brings up different emotions for all of us. Maybe some joy in the novelty. Maybe some stress in having kids home more often without a routine. Maybe mixed feelings about extra family time. Maybe a sadness for missing events. Maybe angry about  being temporarily out of work. Maybe overwhelmed because you are a health care or emergency service provider. Or maybe hopeful for humanity as you witness folks reaching out to each other and new ways. Most likely a mix of throughout a day! Whatever you are feelings it’s ok!

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — STEM Learning in the Time of COVID-19

| March 23, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — STEM Learning in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 is impacting most of our lives and livelihoods at this point, with Arizona public school closures and locals on lockdown. If you’re program remains open, be sure to follow these latest recommendations from Arizona Department of Health Services to keep everyone safe and visit the AzCASE COVID-19 Resources Page for more information. If your program is currently closed, here’s a few STEM learning resources to share with the families you serve to keep their brains stimulated at home:

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First Things First — Supporting young children during uncertain times

| March 23, 2020
First Things First — Supporting young children during uncertain times

We know that young children are especially sensitive to situations causing stress in their environments and among their adult caregivers. Find helpful information and resources to help support young children emotionally as families face concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Expect More Arizona — Our work continues on behalf of Arizona students and families

| March 23, 2020
Expect More Arizona — Our work continues on behalf of Arizona students and families

We are focused on serving as a resource for our partners, families and local communities by providing timely and accurate information, tips and tools. In the short-term, we’ve compiled information on our blog for parents and caregivers about ways to talk with children during these difficult times, what’s happening with schools and colleges, where to access education and community resources, and more.

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Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (ADDPC) — New Grant Opportunities

| March 23, 2020
Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (ADDPC) — New Grant Opportunities

We’re proud to announce two new opportunities for funding from the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council:

Grant #1 — Building a Self Advocacy Coalition
Grant #2 — Conferences and Training

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POSTPONED: 2020 Annual CCC&Y Prevention Conference

| March 23, 2020
POSTPONED: 2020 Annual CCC&Y Prevention Conference

The 2020 Annual CCC&Y Prevention Conference has been postponed due to the ongoing Coronavirus emergency. Our hearts and thoughts are with those who are currently being deeply disrupted during this time.  We know this change will be deeply supported by all of our partners and this challenge pales in comparison to what many are going through now. We are working on rescheduling the event to June, or in a few months depending on the status of the Coronavirus emergency. More details to come. 

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Is Your Program Offering Child Care Services?

| March 17, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — Is Your Program Offering Child Care Services?

By now you’ve heard Governor Ducey has issued mandatory school closing for all Arizona’s schools through at least March 27th. This includes all school base out-of-school time programs.

If any of you are offering programming for working families during this school closure, please let us know so we can include your program on our Special Family Resources Page.

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March 25 — Bilingual information: Want to play and learn with the kids in your care?

| March 10, 2020
March 25 — Bilingual information: Want to play and learn with the kids in your care?

Join us for a fun-filled Play & Learn session for you and the kids in your care.
6 weekly sessions based on themes including Yoga, Child Development, Language and Literacy, Daily Planning, Nutrition, Guidance and Discipline, and Brain Development.

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April 4 — Registration now open for Page Early Childhood Fair

| March 10, 2020
April 4 — Registration now open for Page Early Childhood Fair

In celebration of children, we invite you to participate in Page’s Early Childhood Fair, “Early Learning, Every Day” from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4 at the Page Sports Complex.

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y partners with Building Community to increase prevention initiatives

| March 10, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y partners with Building Community to increase prevention initiatives

CCC&Y is excited to partner with Building Community.  Leadership expansion is an important pillar of Self-Healing communities.  It is our intent to increase voice, connection and partnership throughout the county through this very targeted service.  We have engaged Rene to help increase our reach for prevention initiatives, support our child abuse and substance abuse prevention strategies across the county and to assist with increasing our NEAR-informed (neuroscience, epigenetics, ACES and Resiliency) capacity

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