October, 2017
In this Issue

24:1 ECLC

CACFP Providers

Lights On Afterschool

Halloween Extravaganza

Training Opportunity

On-line Training

World's Teacher Day

Get Social
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Training Calendar

Interested in additional training?  Click   here to view our November-December State - Approved Professional Clock Hour Training Calendar


Interested in volunteer opportunities at United 4 Children?  Contact Vickie Robinson at
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By Deborah Taylor
ASAP Coordinator
2016-17 for one of the After School for All Partnership (ASAP) sites can be characterized by one word - CHANGE.  The year began with the dismissal of the site manager, a relocation of their gathering room, and a new end of the school day dismissal location (the cafeteria) and the resulting modification to dinner and homework time.

24:1 Early Learning Childhood Center
Our friends at the 24:1 Early Childhood Learning Center were curious as to why Jack and Jill fell down the hill, so they tested a couple of theories. Maybe the hill was slippery or the pail was too heavy? They decided it would be easy to come tumbling down with such a heavy load. To find how to include engaging learning activities like this in your curriculum, contact the Programs Achieving Quality Program here.

Attention CACFP Providers!
On October 19, 2017, USDA's Team Nutrition initiative will present the first of a series of interactive, skills-building webinars on the updated Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) meal patterns.  FNS Regional Offices, State agencies, sponsoring organizations, and CACFP program operators, including child care providers, are invited to participate.

  Click here for additional series information.

Lights On Afterschool
Celebrate the 18th annual Lights On Afterschool Oct. 26, 2017!

Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates media coverage across the country each year. Learn more about the Lights on Afterschool events and how your program can get involved here.

Attention all Ghouls & Boys
Join us on October 28th for a Haunted Shelter Extravaganza.  Come enjoy candy, hot chocolate, S'mores and other treats under the Haunted St. Vincent Shelter.  Experience our trunk or treat event, storytelling and other fun activities for the entire family. 

Training Opportunity
STEM in the Garden:  
Saturday, November  4, 2017
8:30 am - 11:30 am
United 4 Children
Many students will have never experienced growing their own food, so following a plant's life cycle from seed to table could be a novel and life altering experience. 

Click here for additional training information.

On-line Training Opportunity 
Healthy Habits in One Month
October 17-31,  2017
Imagine sitting in your own home perhaps in your pajamas on your computer earning state approved professional development hours!  United 4 Children provides an interactive online community designed to be flexible and convenient so you can "attend" the training anytime     
(24 hours a day, 7 days a week) and from anywhere. Come join us online.

Click   here for additional training info and to register.

World's Teacher Day

World's Teacher Day, also known as International Teachers Day, was held on October 5. Since 1994, this important date commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. The 1966 Recommendation constitutes the main reference framework for addressing teachers' rights and responsibilities on a global scale. World's Teacher Day is now observed in more than 100 countries.

Thank you to all of you who teach our children everyday including our 24:1 Early Childhood Learning Center Teachers Muzhda Siddiqui, Brittney Wilson and Shanika McGee.  

Learn more about World's Teacher Day here .

United 4 Children provides caregivers with tools to support child/youth well-being and promote educational equity.  You can find out more on our website at www.United4Children.org. Please share this email to your colleagues.