Tag: Preschool

Preschool CSEFEL Training

| July 2, 2018
Preschool CSEFEL Training

Based on the CSEFEL Model (Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning), this workshop is designed to help preschool teachers identify strategies to enhance the social-emotional skills of their students.

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Applications for Preschool Development Grant Opportunities for Low Income Children due before Sept. 10

| August 30, 2017
Applications for Preschool Development Grant Opportunities for Low Income Children due before Sept. 10

Applications for Preschool Development Grant Opportunities for Low Income Children are due before Sept. 10.

The grant is for children turning four years of age before Sept. 1, 2017.

Children must attend at least 24 hours per week, or 4 – 6 hour days to qualify, must have a birth certificate, and 1 month of pay stubs.

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New Report Finds Most Kids in AZ Do Not Have Access to Preschool Programs

| July 1, 2017
New Report Finds Most Kids in AZ Do Not Have Access to Preschool Programs

Arizona once again ranks at the bottom of the country for access to quality and state investments per child on preschool. According to the 2016 State of Preschool Yearbook released annually by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), despite bipartisan national support for quality early preschool, Arizona continues to lose ground. The report states that “decades of research shows that early childhood education can prepare children for greater success in elementary school and beyond- but only if quality is high”. In Arizona, the legislature eliminated general fund dollars for preschool in 2010. Those dollars have not been replaced despite improvements in the state’s economy.

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New Report Finds Most Kids in AZ Do Not Have Access to Preschool Programs

| June 24, 2017
New Report Finds Most Kids in AZ Do Not Have Access to Preschool Programs

Arizona once again ranks at the bottom of the country for access to quality and state investments per child on preschool. According to the 2016 State of Preschool Yearbook released annually by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER), despite bipartisan national support for quality early preschool, Arizona continues to lose ground. The report states that “decades of research shows that early childhood education can prepare children for greater success in elementary school and beyond- but only if quality is high”. In Arizona, the legislature eliminated general fund dollars for preschool in 2010. Those dollars have not been replaced despite improvements in the state’s economy.

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Arizona Education Department Gets $20 Million Grant To Improve Preschool Access

| December 7, 2016
Arizona Education Department Gets $20 Million Grant To Improve Preschool Access

The Arizona Department of Education got confirmation this week that their preschool improvement efforts can look forward to another round of $20 million in grant money. Arizona was one of 18 states to receive federal funding.

The money is part of a four-year federal grant intended to help states expand access to high quality preschool for children from low- to moderate-income families.

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LOCKs: Preschool – The Planets in Our Solar System: Terrestrial Planets

| October 10, 2016
LOCKs: Preschool – The Planets in Our Solar System: Terrestrial Planets

Children will learn about the terrestrial planets through various experiments.

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Arizona Early Childhood Newsletter

| August 1, 2016
Arizona Early Childhood Newsletter

Arizona Early Childhood Newsletter with an update on snack time and dramatic play.

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Quality Matters in Child Care and Preschool

| July 18, 2016
Quality Matters in Child Care and Preschool

A child’s most important developmental years are those leading up to kindergarten…

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Free ‘Lowell Observatory Camps for Kids (LOCKS: Preschool)’ to be held at Flagstaff Family Food Center

| February 7, 2016
Free ‘Lowell Observatory Camps for Kids (LOCKS: Preschool)’ to be held at Flagstaff Family Food Center

Lowell Observatory is hosing a free “2016 Lowell Observatory Camps for Kids (LOCKS: Preschool)” from Feb. 8 through Aug. 29 at the Flagstaff Family Food Center, 1903 N. 2nd St., Flagstaff.

Created for children ages 3 to 5, these activity-based, hands-on camps explore science and include STEM elements.

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New Mothers of Preschoolers group starts Jan. 21 in Williams

| January 20, 2016
New Mothers of Preschoolers group starts Jan. 21 in Williams

Motherhood is a crazy, joyful, hectic and sometimes isolating ride through life. A group of local moms know this and hope to help other moms connect through a new Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group in Williams.

“It’s a group that provides encouragement to moms,” said organizer Janolin McGuire. “Moms will just come to hang out and relax and have a little break.”

The new MOPS group is having their first meeting and fundraiser Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Café 326. They encourage anyone with little ones five years-old and younger to attend. Those who are pregnant with no children at home are also welcome to attend.

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