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All Babies Cry app with coping tips for parents is free for a limited time!

| June 23, 2020
All Babies Cry app with coping tips for parents is free for a limited time!

All Babies Cry (ABC) gives caregivers tools to cope with infant crying. ABC:
• Is strength-based
• Clearly shows both ways to comfort and how to
cope
• Considers parents’ needs to be as important as baby’s development
• Sets the expectation that new parenthood is stressful
• Talks about how to ask for help

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First Things First — Deadline Extended for Eddie Basha Award

| June 23, 2020
First Things First — Deadline Extended for Eddie Basha Award

You still have time to nominate your First Things First regional partnership council. First Things First is extending the deadline for submitting a nomination for the Eddie Basha Regional Partnership Council Excellence Award. The extension runs to Friday, June 26.

The award recognizes one regional council for inspiring its local community to come together and promote positive and lasting change in support of young children.

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Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — The 2020 Conference is Going Virtual on Oct. 17

| June 23, 2020
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) — The 2020 Conference is Going Virtual on Oct. 17

Safety of our conference attendees is one of our top priorities and an overwhelming number of you said you would feel safer going virtual. The 28th annual School’s Out, Make It Count conference will be virtual this year. Although we will miss seeing everyone in-person, there are some great advantages going online:

All attendees will have the opportunity to attend all the workshops, how you ask? We will have several days of live workshops and all workshops will be available for attendees to view for 2 weeks. That is 50+ workshops!

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United Way of Northern Arizona — The ‘Land of Inopportunity’

| June 23, 2020
United Way of Northern Arizona — The ‘Land of Inopportunity’

A recent report from Save the Children further proves how location can profoundly affect a child’s prospects in this country, and why it is vital that we continue to Step Up for Our Youth in northern Arizona.

The report, called “The Land of Inopportunity,” is a part of the nonprofit’s annual evaluation of how children are faring around the globe. This year, however, Save the Children added a powerful tool that allows regions to see how they measure up – an online interactive map ranking U.S. counties by how well they prioritized and protect children.

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Join CCC&Y’S Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting on Thursdays

| June 23, 2020
Join CCC&Y’S Family Connection Weekly Zoom Meeting on Thursdays

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth is presenting a weekly Family Connection Zoom Meeting at 3 p.m.

The meeting is open to parents, caregivers, professionals — All individuals in our community.

Now is the time to connect, be supportive and receive support in a safe and caring environment via zoom or by telephone.

This is an open time to connect with others, share joys, vent some concerns, ask for support, or offer others your support.

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Mindfulness Spotlight: May We Be Well

| June 23, 2020
Mindfulness Spotlight: May We Be Well

I invite you to stop whatever you are doing and breathe.

Three simple breaths.

Take the opportunity to shine a light on the inner you.

How are your thoughts, emotions, sensations?

Just notice without judgment.

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Connections Spotlight: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth Awards Child Abuse Prevention Scholarship

| June 23, 2020
Connections Spotlight: Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth Awards Child Abuse Prevention Scholarship

Madison Olson, a senior at Williams High School, received a $500 scholarship from the Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth.

Her winning essay focused on bullying, the lasting impact that bullying can have on individuals throughout their lives and and prevention options.

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Share-able resources from Expect More Arizona

| June 16, 2020
Share-able resources from Expect More Arizona

This month, we are providing content focused on our recent K-12 Teacher Survey phase one results, as well as our Vote 4 Education campaign with the primary election coming up on August 4, 2020. Additionally, we have two recent blogs highlighting how school staff were still hard at work during school closures as well as a recap of 2020 legislative session.

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First Things First Navajo Nation Region announces two resource guides for Navajo Nation

| June 16, 2020
First Things First Navajo Nation Region announces two resource guides for Navajo Nation

First Things First Navajo Nation Region announced the online distribution of two resource guides during the June 10 Tuba City Zoom Regional Networking Meeting.

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Flagstaff STEM City June Newsletter

| June 16, 2020
Flagstaff STEM City June Newsletter

Recognizing excellence in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), the eighth annual Flagstaff STEMmy Awards will be held digitally on our Facebook page on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
STEM City requests nominations for candidates each spring for candidates or organizations in the areas of community support, student achievement, and exemplary teaching. A panel reviews the submissions to determine the winner of each area and winners receive $500.
Congratulations to the winners and all of the nominees!

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