Monthly Archives: January 2015

  • Looking for great science activities?  Showy Science is an exciting book with over 175 hands-on activities.  Another great resource that uses everyday household items and very easy to use.

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  • Programs may serve children from any age group and from any community in our service area. The term “after school programs” covers a wide range of youth development programs that are conducted outside of the school hours, in the afternoon, evening, on weekends or holidays.  The site may be a school building, or any community […]

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  • Register NOW for February’s After School Seminar Series Special Needs and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) February 20, 2015, Stamford Are YOU breaking the law without realizing it in your after school or summer program? Sometimes simple awareness can save your program thousands of dollars in legal fees and litigation. Assistant United States Attorney Lisa Perkins, will provide an overview of […]

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  • Jack Frost visited my car this week.  Jack left me a particularly beautiful rendition of a fractal.  So beautiful that I HAD to take a picture of it.  Below is that picture (I cropped out the less desirable aspects).  It got me wondering once again about the formation of ice crystals and then the nerd […]

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  • Best Buy Foundation will donate up to $2 million in Community Grants to local and regional nonprofit organizations that provide teens (13-18) with places and opportunities to develop 21st century technology skills that will inspire future education and career choices. Examples of program activities include: Computer programming Digital imaging (photography, graphic design, videography) Music production Robotics […]

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  • We use science everywhere, we just tend not to think about it.  If you like to cook you may wonder why your cake, bread, casserole did not turn out as expected.  In this article Tessa Arias “deconstructs” cupcakes to find out what make a great one.  She uses a control cupcake to test how small changes […]

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  • Partnering with Google to Enhance Your After School Program Tuesday, February 3, 2015 11:30-12:30pm EST Webinar Description:  Empowering all students to create with technology through free computer science clubs. Google CS First provides free, easy-to-use computer science (CS) enrichment materials that target and engage a diverse student population. CS First materials: are completely free and […]

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  • Academic measures of progress are but one measure of student success. Research has shown the social and emotional impacts afterschool programs play in the healthy development children. One of the issues we encounter in the field of afterschool is the fragmentation of programming that is either dedicated to one or the other, and not emphasizing […]

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  • REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! The 9th Annual Childhood Conversations conference will take place March 20 & 21, 2015 at the Hartford-Windsor Marriott in Windsor, CT. Join us for 2 days of professional development and learning opportunities for parents and childhood professionals. FRIDAY: Enjoy lunch, networking, vendors and afternoon workshops. SATURDAY: Engage in a morning plenary session, breakfast, lunch, vendors, morning […]

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