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6 ways to help your child be ready for kindergarten

| January 18, 2017
6 ways to help your child be ready for kindergarten

The new year has just begun, but parents of preschoolers might already be getting notices from their local schools about kindergarten registration. While the big day may still be months away, it’s not too early to start preparing for that first day of kindergarten.

Today’s schools expect 5 year olds to arrive with basic academic and social skills so they are ready on day one to start learning to read, write and do basic math. You can help your child develop the skills they’ll need with some fun, easy, everyday activities:

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Lawmaker proposes sex education beginning in kindergarten

| January 27, 2016
Lawmaker proposes sex education beginning in kindergarten

Arizona youngsters from kindergarten through high school would be taught sex education unless their parents specifically object under the terms of proposed legislation.

Rep. Juan Mendez, D-Tempe, said too many youngsters grow up with misinformation or no information at all about. The result, he said, is a health crisis of both disease and unwanted pregnancy.

Separately, Sen. Martin Quezada, D-Phoenix, is pushing to repeal a law that requires Arizona schools to portray homosexuality as anything but positive in their sex education courses.

But Josh Kredit, attorney for the Center for Arizona Policy, dismissed both measures as “dangerous.”

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First Things First – Quality Early Childhood Experience Benefits

| October 18, 2015
First Things First – Quality Early Childhood Experience Benefits

For families with kids under 5 years old, early childhood is the prime time to help develop critical skills that will help them be successful in kindergarten and beyond. Here are five ways quality early childhood experiences benefit children later in life.

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Many Arizona classrooms vulnerable to measles spread

| May 6, 2015
Many Arizona classrooms vulnerable to measles spread

May 6, 2015 • Education Week • azcentral.com PHOENIX (AP) — Many kindergarten classrooms in Arizona are vulnerable to the spread of measles because so few students have been vaccinated. The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1Kh0E1r) that data released in late April by the Arizona Department of Health Services shows that two of every five kindergarten […]

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FUSD Kindergarten – Open House and Registration

| January 12, 2015
FUSD Kindergarten – Open House and Registration

Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) Kindergarten open house and registration is coming up on February 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. For more information CLICK HERE

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Legislation – Additional Classroom Time for Kindergartners

| January 9, 2015
Legislation – Additional Classroom Time for Kindergartners

January 1, 2015 • Guest opinion • Arizona Capital Times As school superintendents we would never propose eliminating fifth grade to save money. Yet such a far-fetched policy would hold much more water than short-changing those students representing the greatest return for our education dollar: kindergartners. Working with the Arizona School Administrators Association, representing over 230 […]

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Kindergarten Transition for ALL Children Focus Group

| October 6, 2014
Kindergarten Transition for ALL Children Focus Group

Kindergarten Transition for ALL children Focus Group The Early Childhood Education section of the Arizona Department of Education is currently collecting information regarding Kindergarten Transition but need the assistance of our Early Childhood colleagues.  Please join to provide feedback concerning Kindergarten Transition for ALL children Please register online at http://www.ade.az.gov/onlineregistration/ Flagstaff: ADE-Flagstaff October 23, 2014 […]

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2014 KinderCamp Teaching Position Available

| March 11, 2014
2014 KinderCamp Teaching Position Available

Flagstaff Unified School District is looking for highly qualified preschool teachers to participate in Summer 2014 KinderCamp. This application must be submitted no later than March 27th.

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Kindergarten Open House & Registration

| February 6, 2014
Kindergarten Open House & Registration

Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) elementary schools are hosting Kindergarten Open House and Registration events for incoming kindergarten students and their families on Wednesday, February 26th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Open House will give parents an opportunity to visit the school and classrooms as well as to meet kindergarten teachers.

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