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Happy Summer (Learning Day)!

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News, Policy & Legislation

Today is Summer Learning Day! Are you doing anything to celebrate Summer Learning Day in your program? Though today is the official day, you can celebrate anytime throughout the summer. Be sure to register your event on the National Summer Learning Association’s Summer Learning Day Map.  This is a great opportunity to showcase your program […]

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Events for World Refugee Day

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News

by Nicola Crawford, Refugee School Impact Grant VISTA Member World Refugee is this Wednesday, June 20th. Every year the world honors the courage, resilience, and determination of refugees. Events around the community, nation and world gather people to honor and remember the refugees globally and in our communities. On Monday, Kent School District Refugee Transition […]

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July 1: EASIER to Access Affordable Child Care

Posted under Policy & Legislation

Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) helps families with low incomes pay for child care while they work or meet WorkFirst participation requirements. When a family qualifies for child care subsidy benefits and chooses an eligible provider, the state pays a portion of the cost of child care. The parent is also responsible to pay a […]

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Obesity and Hunger: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News

Two reports were released this past week related to hunger and obesity in children and youth during the summer months. At first glance, these issues seem contrary, but in fact the same group of kids, low-income and children and youth of color, are at the highest risk of experiencing summertime hunger and unhealthy weight gain. […]

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Pertussis Outbreak in King County

Posted under Afterschool and Summer News

Notice from King County Public Health Washington State and King County are experiencing a widespread pertussis outbreak. In King County, there were 191 confirmed cases of pertussis reported in the first 4 months of 2012 – the highest number reported for this time of year in the past decade, and more than the reports received […]

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