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Vendors can now sign up to participate in CCC&Y’s 9th Annual Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair

| June 17, 2019
Vendors can now sign up to participate in CCC&Y’s 9th Annual Flagstaff Early Childhood Fair

Dear Fellow Early Childhood Community Member:

In celebration of young children and to support Flagstaff’s Festival of Science, we thank you for participating in CCC&Y’s 9thAnnual Early Childhood Fair in Flagstaff.  Because of our wonderful sponsors and volunteers, there continues to be no charge to table at this event.  More exciting, this year we will continue to be in the Flagstaff Festival of Science passport, in addition to other advertising, so we expect this to be a great event for all vendors.  

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June 18, 25 — Free Parenting Workshop to be held at Hopi Public Branch Library

| June 10, 2019
June 18, 25 — Free Parenting Workshop to be held at Hopi Public Branch Library

The Arizona Children’s Association — Family Education & Support Services, will present a Free Parenting Workshop! —  1-2-3 Magic, from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, June 18 and June 25 at the Hopi Public Branch Library — (928) 737-2799 Bookmobile Cell at (928) 205-8073.

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First Things First update for June 3 — Kindergarten readiness tips, surviving separation anxiety and more in this month’s newsletter

| June 3, 2019
First Things First update for June 3 — Kindergarten readiness tips, surviving separation anxiety and more in this month’s newsletter

Kindergarten readiness tips: Developing independence

Arizona kindergarten teachers share tips for parents to nurture independence and self-confidence in your young child and help them be prepared for success in school. 

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Expect More Arizona update for June 3 — Northern Arizona University educating two generations through childcare vouchers

| June 3, 2019
Expect More Arizona update for June 3 — Northern Arizona University educating two generations through childcare vouchers

Northern Arizona University students who have children can receive vouchers from the university to cover the cost of quality early learning so they can focus on their courses and graduate on time. NAU leaders are committed to the program because they understand students who are parents face unique barriers to making their own education a priority.

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Registration now open for First Things First Early Childhood Summit (Aug. 26-27, 2019)

| June 3, 2019
Registration now open for First Things First Early Childhood Summit (Aug. 26-27, 2019)

You can register at a reduced rate now for the First Things First Early Childhood Summit 2019.

You’ll experience two days of keynote and featured speakers and select from 80+ breakout sessions on a wide range of early childhood topics. You’ll have the opportunity to meet, learn and share strategies that help kids be ready for school and set for life.

Early registration will end on July 21, 2019.

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STEM Saturdays update for June 1 — Congrats to Our 2019 STEM Grant Recipients

| June 3, 2019
STEM Saturdays update for June 1 — Congrats to Our 2019 STEM Grant Recipients

Congrats to Our 2019 STEM Grant Recipients

Thank you to the many incredible applicants for the 2019 STEM Grant cycle. It’s always inspiring to read about the great work you are doing in your programs and our judges truly had a tough time selecting from this bunch! 

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LAUNCH Flagstaff update for May 31 — Initial Investment for Preschool Expansion Secured

| June 3, 2019
LAUNCH Flagstaff update for May 31 — Initial Investment for Preschool Expansion Secured

This month the City of Flagstaff pledged an initial investment in the Flagstaff preschool expansion three-year pilot project, as part of their budget allocation for fiscal year 2020.

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United Way of Northern Arizona update for May 31 — Please help – KinderCamp Supply Drive

| June 3, 2019
United Way of Northern Arizona update for May 31 — Please help – KinderCamp Supply Drive

KinderCamp™ – the one-month “boot camp” that ensures that every child is academically, emotionally and socially ready for kindergarten – begins this week in Flagstaff.

These classrooms of eager young learners at Thomas, Kinsey and Killip elementary schools need your help with supplies ranging from cleaners to Kleenex to kinetic sand.

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Flagstaff Family Food Center’s Reading Room seeking applicants for Children’s Literacy Program facilitator

| June 3, 2019
Flagstaff Family Food Center’s Reading Room seeking applicants for Children’s Literacy Program facilitator

The Flagstaff Family Food Center is seeking applicants for its Child Literacy Program Facilitator position at its Reading Room.

The purpose of this position is to facilitate the Children’s Literacy Program through fostering the love of reading. The primary responsibility is to the development and growth of the Children’s Literacy Program; hold special events, attend holiday celebrations throughout the year, provide homework help, leadership and mentoring for the children while providing a safe environment for learning and literacy support.

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FUSD’S FACTS Camp Iwannago Moon Landing celebration named a Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) 2019 STEM Grant Recipient

| June 3, 2019
FUSD’S FACTS Camp Iwannago Moon Landing celebration named a Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) 2019 STEM Grant Recipient

The Flagstaff Unified School District’s FACTS Camp Iwannago Moon Landing  — “How Far I’ll Go: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing” celebration was named a Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence’s (AzCASE) 2019 STEM Grant Recipient.

“FACTS Camp Iwannago will use their grant funding to support their 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing celebration,” AzCASE reported. “The celebration will include activities relating to space flight, rocketry, aerodynamics, engineering, geology, history, and astronaut physical training. The funding will allow FACTS to bring in Gary Alpert, the Fly Guy, who will lead rocketry experiments with all campers. They will learn the basics of rocketry and get to build and launch a small rocket.”

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