2017 Phoenix Head Start Birth to Five Fatherhood Summit

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Strong Families AZ’s 2017 Guide to a Great Year

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Well-Visit Planner

Well Visit Planner

The Well-Visit Planner is a great  tool that can increase parent’s engagement in their child’s visit. Families answer a series of questions on their child’s development and can print their results to bring to their next visit.Parents can identify questions, concerns, and priorities prior to the visit which helps improve communication. For more information see the Well-Visit Planner Implementation Toolkit.


In Need of Breastfeeding Help and Nutrition Tips?

WIC

Feeding a newborn baby can be a struggle, but the Arizona WIC Program is here to help! Arizona WIC Program is a free nutrition and breastfeeding program where families can receive personalized nutrition tips, as well as breastfeeding information, support, and resources from nutrition and breastfeeding experts.


Check out Vroom!

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Check out Vroom! This is a great resource to incorporate simple techniques that boost brain development for children up to age five. Parents will find easy tips and activities to turn everyday activities into brain building moments! Vroom changes shared moments into brain building moments by incorporating these easy steps:

Look, Follow, Chat, Take Turns, Stretch

You can download a PDF of Vroom worksheets for every age.  There is even a free Daily Vroom App!


Top Ten Parenting Tips for 2017

10    Read, read and read some more!

9      Find some time to just play.

8      Get grandparents involved!

7      Try the positive parenting approach.

6      Help your child develop social-emotional skills.

5       Keep expectations for behavior realistic.

4       Support your child’s communication skills.

3       Consider your child’s temperament.

2       Reflect on your experiences as a child.

And, the number one parenting tip for 2017 is… just breathe!

Courtesy of Zero to Three

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The First Things First Parent Kit

Introducing a new digital resource
for parents of children from birth to age 5

Being the parent of a young child is an important job, but it isn’t an easy one. To help parents meet the challenge, the First Things First Parent Kit is now available online at FirstThingsFirst.org/Parent-Kit.

Covering topics including pregnancy, child development, safety, physical and emotional health, setting limits, and quality child care, the Parent Kit provides useful tips and dependable information and resources to help parents do their best in supporting the healthy development of their baby, toddler or preschooler.

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Notice of Public Participation – Annual AzEIP Application

NOTICE OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION/COMMENT OPPORTUNITY
APPLICATION FOR FUNDS UNDER
PART C OF THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT
FEDERAL FISCAL YEAR 2017 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018)

The Arizona Early Intervention Program is a statewide program for infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with disabilities and their families implemented through a partnership between the Arizona Department of Economic Security (ADES), Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind (ASDB), Arizona Department of Health Services (DHS), Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), and the Arizona Department of Education (ADE).

The Arizona Department of Economic Security, Arizona Early Intervention Program (ADES/AzEIP), as the Lead Agency for Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), is seeking public comment on Arizona’s proposed Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Application for Federal Funds ( July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018).  This is an opportunity for you to review and provide input and suggestions.

The Arizona Department of Economic Security, Arizona Early Intervention Program (ADES/AzEIP) will accept input on the application through April 4, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. The proposed application is available atwww.azdes.gov/AzEIP.  If you are unable to access the application electronically, please contact DES/AzEIP at (602) 532-9960 or by e-mail atDCFEFinance@azdes.gov.

Comments may be made:
(1)          in writing to DES/AzEIP at 1789 West Jefferson Street, 2nd Floor NE corner, Phoenix, AZ 85007 or DCFEFinance@azdes.gov by 4:00 pm April 4, 2017.
(2)          in writing or verbally at the following public comment hearings:

Date Time Location
Thursday, March 15, 2017 4:30-6:00 PM DES/DDD
6740 South Tucson Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85756
Conference Call in is available 1-877-820-7831 passcode 719314
Friday, March 16, 2017 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Arizona Capital Museum
1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Conference Call in is available 1-877-820-7831 passcode 719314
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Health Insurance Enrollment Event

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Community Conversation with Author of Orange Is the New Black

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Early Childhood Legislative Date

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Make Way for Kindergarteners! Workshop

 This workshop focuses on ways to incorporate developmentally appropriate practices to support children in transitioning from preschool to kindergarten.
Opportunities are provided to explore strategies to ease the transition for children and families to kindergarten.

Date: Thursday, January 26th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Make Way for Books, 700 N. Stone Ave.
For: Preschool and kindergarten teachers

RSVP online!  or call (520) 398-6451
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Funds for Graduate School

If you have been thinking of applying for a master’s or doctoral program at the University of Arizona, this may be the time to apply.

New funds are available.  Please send Adriana Miramontez <agaribay@email.arizona.edu> your questions.

The UA Graduate College’s Graduate Access Fellowship is intended to broaden the access of U.S. students to graduate education and to promote the diversity of our graduate student body.

Eligibility for these fellowships is restricted to incoming domestic graduate students who are newly admitted for the summer 2017, fall 2017 or spring 2018 terms and who have shown academic achievement despite facing challenging social, economic, or educational obstacles. Each fellowship provides $4,000 to students admitted to a Master’s program, or $8,000 to those admitted to the PhD. The latter includes PhD-bound master’s students in programs that require completion of the Master’s before admission to the PhD. Graduate Access Fellowships are expected to be supplemented by other financial support provided by the academic program, particularly at the doctoral level.

Eligibility:

University of Arizona Master’s or Doctoral graduate students who:

  • Are newly admitted for summer 2017, fall 2017, or spring 2018 terms, with a 3.0 GPA or higher admitting GPA,
  • Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents,
  • Are admitted to and enrolled in a Master’s or doctoral degree granting program on the University of Arizona main, UA South or Phoenix campuses (UA Online students and Accelerated Masters Program students are noteligible),
  • Have filed the FAFSA form,and
  • Have shown academic achievement despite facing challenging social, economic or educational obstacles by meeting 2 of the three following criteria:
  1. Documented financial need as an undergraduate, e.g., Pell Grant eligibility, Work Study.
  2. First-generation student, i.e., having parents or guardians who have not earned a baccalaureate degree, or who did not earn one until the applicant was already incollege.
  3. Other significant or serious challenges in gaining access to higher education or personal experiences withdisadvantage.

The Graduate College has an established web form to nominate students or potential recruits https://grad.arizona.edu/forms/graduate-access-fellowship-application. Awards are dependent upon the availability of funding and are limited to 4 per academic program. The Graduate College review committee will review nominated candidates and strive to quickly notify nominating units and applicants when awards are decided.

Process to Nominate:

Admitted students for the eligible terms may apply directly: The student must be officially admitted and have a UA NetID. They should login with their UA NetID and complete the application form https://grad.arizona.edu/forms/graduate-access-fellowship- application. They will need a letter of recommendation from the academic unit on University letterhead stating why the Graduate College application review committee should honor the request for funding and what funding, if any, is being provided by the program. Awards are dependent upon the availability of funding and are limited to 4 awards per academic program.

Academic units nominating an applicant: The applicant must be targeted for admission regardless of whether the applicant receives the Graduate Access Fellowship. The nomination may be submitted by the Academic Program Head, Director of Graduate Studies, or the Program Graduate Coordinator*. Please login with your UA NetID and complete the application formhttps://grad.arizona.edu/forms/graduate-access-fellowship- application. Please upload a letter on University letterhead that states why the Graduate College application review committee should honor the request for funding and what funding, if any, is being provided to recruit the applicant. Awards are dependent upon the availability of funding and are limited to 4 awards per academic program.

Please refer to our web page https://grad.arizona.edu/funding/opportunities/graduate-access-fellowship.

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Advocacy and Storytelling Workshops

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