Coronavirus Pandemic Could Lead to Permanent Loss of Nearly 4.5 Million Child Care Slots
From Center for American Progress, April 24, 2020. Read more “50% Loss of Childcare in Arizona from Coronavirus”
From Center for American Progress, April 24, 2020. Steven Jessen-Howard, Simon Workman. Read more “50% Loss of Childcare in Arizona from Coronavirus” →
FLAGSTAFF – June 6, 2019
The Literacy Coordination Team began work on a programmatic landscape analysis of community literacy resources yesterday to lay the foundation for its work toward improving collaboration and coordination in alignment with the K-3 literacy plan of the Flagstaff Unified School District.
Motivated by the survey results gathered by LAUNCH Flagstaff in February, the team is focused on strengthening personal and organizational relationships Read more “Literacy Program Analysis Begins” →
FLAGSTAFF April 11, 2019
Over thirty Flagstaff area preschool directors, early childhood educators, K-12 school officials, and interested community members met today to explore opportunities for collaboration toward expanding preschool access.
The group met as part of the community conversation started by the publication of LAUNCH Flagstaff’s report and recommendation for expanding access to high-quality preschool in Flagstaff.
LAUNCH Flagstaff convened the group to strengthen relationships, improve communication, and engage preschool directors for their expertise Read more “Preschool Collaboration Expansion” →
FLAGSTAFF – March 15, 2019
A survey conducted by LAUNCH Flagstaff in collaboration with the Flagstaff Unified School District revealed that out of 25 Flagstaff area literacy programs few were recognized or used by parents of kindergarten aged children. Read more “Literacy Resource Survey” →
FLAGSTAFF March 12, 2019
Peter Bruce of KAFF Radio hosted LAUNCH Flagstaff Partnership Director Paul Kulpinski and Leadership Council Member Robert Kelty on the air to speak to the Flagstaff community about the Expanding High Quality Preschool in Flagstaff report.
Listen to the entire interview below.
FLAGSTAFF, AZ (February 8, 2019)
When her son Demitrius was 3 years old, Kate Maragos felt guilty. As a mom of three, a Sunday school teacher, a volunteer and a long-term placement foster mom, Maragos was stretched thin.
“Honestly I didn’t have much left in me to do educational things with the kids, especially Demitrius,” Maragos said.
She knew how critical it is to nurture learning and healthy development during the early years, but a quality preschool for Demitrius was out of reach. Maragos is not alone. Read more “Report Recommends Expanding Preschool in Flagstaff” →
FLAGSTAFF September 6, 2018
Read On Arizona, thanks to partial funding and support provided by the Arizona Community Foundation and the Arizona Department of Education Early Childhood Unit, recently launched the Acceleration Zone Project focused on exploring how targeted communities throughout state can accelerate progress towards the goal of eliminating the literacy gap for economically disadvantaged students in Arizona.
“We are pleased to announce that Flagstaff has been chosen as one of six communities in Arizona to participate in the Acceleration Zone Project,” said Arizona Literacy Director for Read On Arizona, Terri Clark Read more “Read On Acceleration Zone” →
FLAGSTAFF (October 18, 2017)
On October 17th the LAUNCH Flagstaff Kindergarten Readiness Community Action Network (CAN) met with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to learn more about their Kindergarten Developmental Inventory (KDI) as part of our research into finding the most appropriate tool for Flagstaff educators to measure developmentally appropriate skills necessary for success in Kindergarten. Read more “Department of Education Presents for LAUNCH Network” →