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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) update for June 24 — Want Priority Seating for your staff at the Conference?

| June 24, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) update for June 24 — Want Priority Seating for your staff at the Conference?

Want Priority Seating for your staff at the Conference?

Announcing our NEW Group Registration Special

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CCC&Y Contributes to ‘2019 Town Hall Strong Families Thriving Children’ Report

| June 17, 2019
CCC&Y Contributes to ‘2019 Town Hall Strong Families Thriving Children’ Report

The Arizona Town Hall has created the comprehensive report “Strong Families Thriving Children,” that discusses various aspects of family life including the systems that exist to support them, ways families can have more positive experiences, and some of the struggles families face that compromise their life experiences.

Arizona Town Hall officials expect the report to be used a resource on this topic for years to come.

Virginia Watahomigie, M.ADM, executive director of the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth, contributed to the “Community Capacity” section that begins on page 84 of the report.

“Arizona nonprofit agencies play a crucial and cost-effective role in the state’s prevention strategies and response to child welfare issues. Generally, missions of nonprofit agencies are geared toward meeting the long-term needs of our children and families, making nonprofits a strong defense and response system for the needs of our communities,” Watahomigie reported.

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Arizona Capitol Times Guest Opinion — State agency turns its back on kids who need support

| June 17, 2019
Arizona Capitol Times Guest Opinion — State agency turns its back on kids who need support

One of the guiding principles listed on the Arizona Department of Child Safety website is: “All Arizona’s children are safe and protected from harm.” But DCS’s actions make clear that the agency has a funny definition of the word “all.”

This legislative session, DCS successfully lobbied for a law, a floor amendment to SB 1539 introduced by Sen. Nancy Barto, that encourages the agency to cherry pick which children they will protect. The law gives the agency the chance to argue in court why children who have had run-ins with the juvenile justice system should not have the opportunity to be cared for by a foster parent.

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Children’s Action Alliance update for June 17 — Arizona Ranks #46 in Conditions for Kids

| June 17, 2019
Children’s Action Alliance update for June 17 — Arizona Ranks #46 in Conditions for Kids

Arizona ranks in the bottom five states (46th) in conditions for children, according to the KIDS COUNT® Data Book, an annual report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report ranks the states on 16 indicators of children’s health, education and security.

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Arizona Adverse Childhood Experiences Consortium seeking to hire Coach for Community Coalitions

| June 17, 2019
Arizona Adverse Childhood Experiences Consortium seeking to hire Coach for Community Coalitions

The Arizona Adverse Childhood Experiences Consortium is seeking to hire Coach for its Community Coalitions positions. … Coaches will be responsible for bi-weekly check-ins with assigned coalition(s) leadership to answer questions, connect with resources and track progress.

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First Things First honors Flagstaff Champion for Young Children Kathy Farretta

| June 17, 2019
First Things First honors Flagstaff Champion for Young Children Kathy Farretta

First Things First recognizes Kathy Farretta as a 2019 First Things First Champion for Young Children.

The award is given to local champions who actively volunteer their time to raise public awareness of the importance of early childhood development and health. Champions spend a significant amount of time volunteering with FTF and building public awareness about the importance of early childhood issues.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) update for June 15 — Promote Your STEM Program with The Connectory

| June 17, 2019
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) update for June 15 — Promote Your STEM Program with The Connectory

The Connectory makes connections to STEM learning opportunities that inspire young people to explore, discover, and create. With a network of over 5,000 STEM program providers, The Connectory is the online tool to promote your program and opportunities to an engaged audience of families and other STEM providers.

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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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