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November 9, 2019

Annual PENN SACCA Conference

Join the Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance (PENN SACCA) on November 9 for their 22nd Annual Statewide Conference! This year’s theme: Afterschool time is STEM time!

About

Featuring keynote speaker Jeff Remington, this year’s theme will explore all things STEM in afterschool. As one of ten National STEM Teacher Ambassadors, an international STEM advocate, trainer, and consultant, Jeff has a unique perspective of how the daily practice of STEM impacts the big picture of educational systems tied to a global 21st Century economy.

This year’s conference will be held at Toftrees Golf Resort in State College, PA. Click here to make reservations.

Participants will receive PQAS hours, but must provide their Registry ID number upon registration. For Act 48 credits, participants must submit their PPID number, complete necessary paperwork, and pay a $10 fee.

National and State Experts Will Discuss:

    • STEM in afterschool
    • STEM career readiness
    • 21st-century skills
    • Makerspaces
    • Implementing STEM

Registration

To register for the conference, visit the event webpage.

Group discounts are available for organizations registering four or more participants. To receive the group discount, all group attendees must be a PENN SACCA Comprehensive Member.

Learn More

For more information, visit the event webpage or contact

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October 30, 2019

Family Involvement Conference XLV

Join the Pennsylvania Coalition for Parent Involvement this October for the Family Involvement Conference.

About

The Family Involvement Conference is presented to you by the Pennsylvania Coalition for Parent Involvement Ltd. in collaboration with the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE).

This conference is based upon the premise that active family involvement in the education process is the key to effective schools and student achievement. Its goal is to bring together, in a common forum, school administrators, teachers, community members, and parents, to interact and address issues that are vital to academic success and the well being of our children. This includes afterschool and out-of-school-time programs, special needs children and early childhood education.

Join with colleagues and parents to share ideas about how to make this partnership a reality in your school.

Registration Fees

Registration fees vary depending on selected type:

    • Individual Rate with Meals: $450 per person
    • Individual Rate without Meals: $220 per person
    • Group Rate with Meals (5+): $425 per person
    • Group Rate without Meals (5+): $180 per person
    • Day Attendees (with lunch): $135 per person, per day

Registration

Participants must register for this event, and forms may be submitted via mail, email, or fax.

To learn more about how to register, visit the Family Involvement Conference website.

Learn More

For questions, call 610.250.9455 or visit the Family Involvement Conference website.

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October 29, 2019

Family Involvement Conference XLV

Join the Pennsylvania Coalition for Parent Involvement this October for the Family Involvement Conference.

About

The Family Involvement Conference is presented to you by the Pennsylvania Coalition for Parent Involvement Ltd. in collaboration with the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE).

This conference is based upon the premise that active family involvement in the education process is the key to effective schools and student achievement. Its goal is to bring together, in a common forum, school administrators, teachers, community members, and parents, to interact and address issues that are vital to academic success and the well being of our children. This includes afterschool and out-of-school-time programs, special needs children and early childhood education.

Join with colleagues and parents to share ideas about how to make this partnership a reality in your school.

Registration Fees

Registration fees vary depending on selected type:

    • Individual Rate with Meals: $450 per person
    • Individual Rate without Meals: $220 per person
    • Group Rate with Meals (5+): $425 per person
    • Group Rate without Meals (5+): $180 per person
    • Day Attendees (with lunch): $135 per person, per day

Registration

Participants must register for this event, and forms may be submitted via mail, email, or fax.

To learn more about how to register, visit the Family Involvement Conference website.

Learn More

For questions, call 610.250.9455 or visit the Family Involvement Conference website.

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October 28, 2019

Family Involvement Conference XLV

Join the Pennsylvania Coalition for Parent Involvement this October for the Family Involvement Conference.

About

The Family Involvement Conference is presented to you by the Pennsylvania Coalition for Parent Involvement Ltd. in collaboration with the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE).

This conference is based upon the premise that active family involvement in the education process is the key to effective schools and student achievement. Its goal is to bring together, in a common forum, school administrators, teachers, community members, and parents, to interact and address issues that are vital to academic success and the well being of our children. This includes afterschool and out-of-school-time programs, special needs children and early childhood education.

Join with colleagues and parents to share ideas about how to make this partnership a reality in your school.

Registration Fees

Registration fees vary depending on selected type:

    • Individual Rate with Meals: $450 per person
    • Individual Rate without Meals: $220 per person
    • Group Rate with Meals (5+): $425 per person
    • Group Rate without Meals (5+): $180 per person
    • Day Attendees (with lunch): $135 per person, per day

Registration

Participants must register for this event, and forms may be submitted via mail, email, or fax.

To learn more about how to register, visit the Family Involvement Conference website.

Learn More

For questions, call 610.250.9455 or visit the Family Involvement Conference website.

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October 27, 2019

Family Involvement Conference XLV

Join the Pennsylvania Coalition for Parent Involvement this October for the Family Involvement Conference.

About

The Family Involvement Conference is presented to you by the Pennsylvania Coalition for Parent Involvement Ltd. in collaboration with the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE).

This conference is based upon the premise that active family involvement in the education process is the key to effective schools and student achievement. Its goal is to bring together, in a common forum, school administrators, teachers, community members, and parents, to interact and address issues that are vital to academic success and the well being of our children. This includes afterschool and out-of-school-time programs, special needs children and early childhood education.

Join with colleagues and parents to share ideas about how to make this partnership a reality in your school.

Registration Fees

Registration fees vary depending on selected type:

    • Individual Rate with Meals: $450 per person
    • Individual Rate without Meals: $220 per person
    • Group Rate with Meals (5+): $425 per person
    • Group Rate without Meals (5+): $180 per person
    • Day Attendees (with lunch): $135 per person, per day

Registration

Participants must register for this event, and forms may be submitted via mail, email, or fax.

To learn more about how to register, visit the Family Involvement Conference website.

Learn More

For questions, call 610.250.9455 or visit the Family Involvement Conference website.

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October 9, 2019

Ensuring the Safety of All PA Children in Care | Webinar

Join the Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA) on October 9 for “Meeting the Requirements of CPSL: Ensuring the Safety of All Children in Care throughout PA” to learn more about how to meet the updated Child Protective Service Law requirements.

About

This free webinar will focus on the changes to the Child Protective Service Law. This includes the National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) requirements, requirements for facility persons who have resided outside of Pennsylvania in the last five years, requirements for volunteers to obtain all clearances/verifications, and the ending of provisional hires.

Registration

To register, visit the event webpage.

More Information

For more information, contact PACCA at 717.657.9000.

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September 26, 2019

Ready Set Grow Learning Collaborative

Join United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday, September 26 for their Ready Set Grow Learning Collaborative meeting to discuss ways to collectively create an inclusive and accessible system connecting regional farmers to early childhood providers and educators.

The last of their four gatherings, this event will review what is happening in the region, including best practices, success stories, and resources. Come prepared to participate, network, and ask questions. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Act 48 hours provided.

Register

To register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Learn More

To learn more, contact United Way at 412.261.6010.

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September 19, 2019

Symposium | Early Childhood Development and the Role of Fathers

Community members are invited to join the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Pennsylvania Chapter for their third annual symposium, “From the Beginning…Early Childhood Development and the Role of Fathers.”

About

The Strong Families Commission, Symposium Organizing Committee, and School District of Philadelphia invite you to the 3rd annual Pennsylvania symposium, “From the Beginning…Early Childhood Development and the Role of Fathers,” on September 18 and 19 in Philadelphia. This symposium is committed to understanding and bolstering the critical role that fathers play in the lives of their children and families.

The event is free of charge, but space is limited, so register early!

Registration

To register for the symposium, visit the event webpage.

More Information

For questions, contact Malkia Singleton Ofori-Agyekum at fathersfromthebeginning@gmail.com or 267.318.6421.

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September 18, 2019

Symposium | Early Childhood Development and the Role of Fathers

Community members are invited to join the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Pennsylvania Chapter for their third annual symposium, “From the Beginning…Early Childhood Development and the Role of Fathers.”

About

The Strong Families Commission, Symposium Organizing Committee, and School District of Philadelphia invite you to the 3rd annual Pennsylvania symposium, “From the Beginning…Early Childhood Development and the Role of Fathers,” on September 18 and 19 in Philadelphia. This symposium is committed to understanding and bolstering the critical role that fathers play in the lives of their children and families.

The event is free of charge, but space is limited, so register early!

Registration

To register for the symposium, visit the event webpage.

More Information

For questions, contact Malkia Singleton Ofori-Agyekum at fathersfromthebeginning@gmail.com or 267.318.6421.

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September 6, 2019

Be Strong Parent Café Training Institute Seeking Applications

Family leaders and providers are invited to apply for the Be Strong Parent Café Institute. Applications must be submitted no later than September 15, 2019.

About

Through the efforts of the PA Strengthening Families Leadership Team, with funding support from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and facilitated by the Center for Schools and Communities, Pennsylvania has offered the Be Strong Parent Café Training Institutes (PCTI) since 2016 and developed over 40 locally-based teams. There is no fee for participation.

PCTI is a two-day experiential and highly interactive institute that prepares a team of family leaders and providers to convene and implement parent cafés and serve as café leaders and table hosts. By the end of the institute, teams will know the anatomy of a parent café, the philosophical foundations and research underlying parent cafés, how to create an ambiance conducive to maximizing the effectiveness of the parent café process, and how to build on the parent café experience to enhance programs for and with family members/family leaders.

Be Strong Parent Cafés educate parents and caregivers about the Strengthening Families™ Protective Factors and create an environment in which parents and caregivers can build protective factors through individual deep self-reflection and peer-to-peer learning.

Read their announcement to learn more.

Available Dates

PCTI will be hosted on the following dates:

    • September 26–27, 2019, Grove City area
    • November 18–19, 2019, Allentown area
    • November 21–22, 2019, State College area
    • December 18–19, 2019, Pittsburgh area

What’s Included

Participation in PCTI includes:

    • continental breakfast and lunch;
    • an honorarium for each day attended;
    • lodging for those who must travel 50 or more miles to the event and wish to stay overnight;
    • and reimbursements for family members of the team for milage (in their car), child care, and evening meals with the submission of a required form and receipts.

Application

To apply for PCTI, complete this form no later than September 15, 2019. Completed applications should be submitted via email to pa-strengtheningfami@csc.csiu.org or fax at 717.763.2083.

Learn More

For questions about the Be Strong Parent Café model or to discuss your readiness to participate, please contact Rijelle Kraft at 717.763.1661, x221 or rkraft@csc.csiu.org.

Visit the PA Strengthening Families website to learn more.

*Information provided by Pennsylvania Strengthening Families