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Child Care Day 2011
Wednesday, February 16th
Arizona State Capitol – 1700 W. Washington

8:00am – 9:00am – Information Room Open – Old Capitol Parlor
9:00am – 11:00am – Attend Committee Hearings
House – Health and Human Services
Senate – Public Safety and Human Services
11:00am – 12:30pm – Presentations – All will be held in the
Old Senate Chamber 3rd Floor in Old Captiol. Group Session, hear the latest on the State Budget, child care issues, and advocacy.  Remarks by Invited Legislators.
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Open to meet with Legislators (Schedule in advance), drop off letters at Legislators offices.
LUNCH on your own.
1:30pm – 2:00pm – Group Introductions from Senate and House Galleries
2:00pm – Attend Committee Hearings
House – Appropriations
Senate – Health Care and Medical
Afternoon will be free to meet with your Legislators, you will need to schedule with them in advance.
Click here to find your Legislators. 
*The day’s events will be fluid and flexible.   

Arizona Child Care Association
Association for Supportive Child Care
Children’s Action Alliance
Protecting Arizona’s Family Coalition (PAFCO)
Early Care and Education Consortium
Child and Family Resources
Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children and its Affiliates
Southwest Human Development
Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence


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The Sonoran Alliance for Youth is hosting its annual school-age/afterschool conference on January 22, 2011 at Empire High School in Vail, AZ.

say registration brochure for 2011 PIES pdf

8:45 am-1:00 pm

Want Confident Children? Give ‘em P.I.E.S.!

P = Physical: Mind-Body Link & Brain Gym, Good for Heart = Good for Brain, Physical Skills (Competencies),  – Kids & Staff

I = Intellectual: Sneakin’ Standards & Autonomy, Intellectual Skills- Kids and Staff, Total Recall

E = Emotional: Intrapersonal Social Skills: CONFIDENCE, curiosity, control/autonomy, coping – Kids and Staff

S = Social: Community-Building Games, Interpersonal Social Skills, Relationships, Communication, Community, Conflict, Belonging – Kids and Staff

Extended option includes :

1:15 –  2:00 pm   Working Lunch (PIZZA PIE– of course) – with your team, make an action plan for implementing PIES!

2:15 – 3:15 pm    8 Habits for All Leaders

If you work with kids, you ARE a leader

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Registration is open for the 11th annual Lights On Afterschool – October 21, 2010! 

The U.S. Department of Education and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention have signed up for the nation’s biggest afterschool celebration, and the Empire State Building has announced that it again will light up in yellow in honor of Lights On Afterschool!   Take part by opening your doors to show off what is happening after school.

cid:image002.gif@01CB4397.EEDD8A10Register now and you could win cool giveaways from FEIT ELECTRIC.  You will also get free posters and event tips and updates.  Our online toolkit makes it easy to plan an event, from a talent show to a large rally.  Every site registered in August will be entered in a drawing to win 100 energy-saving, long lasting, earth-friendly compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).   Give the light bulbs to your event guests, use them at your program, or let kids take them home to remind parents how your program keeps the lights on after school.

Last year, 1 million Americans celebrated Lights On Afterschool, from New Hampshire to New Mexico.  We know that times are hard, and families and communities have to do more with much less.  Afterschool support is more important now than ever.  Let’s show the country what can – and should – happen after school.   

Warm regards,
The Afterschool Alliance

PS: Here’s another green idea: use FEIT ELECTRIC CFLs as fundraisers for your program! Contact FEIT ELECTRIC directly by emailing marketing@feit.com.

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1 Week Left to Turn in Your Afterschool Awards of Excellence Nominations!

The Afterschool Awards of Excellence recognize the often unappreciated work of afterschool programs, leaders and staff making a positive impact on the lives of Arizona children & youth!
Winners will receive a cash prize, free membership to the Center, free registration to the 2010 Afterschool Conference: Enriching Out-of-School Time Programming with STEM, and recognition at an Awards Luncheon on October 13th at the Arizona Biltmore Resort.

Turn in your nominations by Wednesday, June 30th!

Forms and guidelines are available at

or by contacting Caitlin King at 602.496.3308 or caking@azafterschool.org.

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Tuesday, June 29 at 7:00 PM
Vail Theatre of the Arts at Empire High School
10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way, Tucson, AZ 85747
Take Houghton exit off of I-10 and go north. Then turn east on Mary Ann Cleveland Way


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The 2010 National Conference for Science & Technology in Out-of-School Time, co-hosted by the Coalition for Science After School and Project Exploration, will be held September 22-24 in Los Angeles, CA.  This conference will bring together a national audience of stakeholders from the after school, STEM education, funding and advocacy communities.  We are particularly excited to feature Dr. Pedro Noguera as the keynote speaker.  Sessions will highlight key developments in the field – with a particular focus on access and equity.

 For further information please visit www.scienceafterschoolconference.org.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
10:00-11:30 a.m.
562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

 The National Summer Learning Association invites you to a briefing to explore a New Vision for Summer School. Summer learning loss is a major contributor to the achievement gap and an untapped resource for addressing the nation’s education crisis. Despite the difficult economic times, several districts are addressing this issue through innovative summer programming. This event will feature pioneering summer learning programs and leaders from across the nation and provide recommendations on how federal policy can help make summer programs an essential component of education reform. 

 Invited speakers include Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Philadelphia Public Schools Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, and Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Richard Lugar (R-IN).

For additional information on the event visit: www.summerlearning.org/NVSS To RSVP visit: www.summerlearning.org/NVSSbriefing

Seating is limited, so please RSVP by Tuesday, June 8.

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