Prime Time Palm Beach County
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March 16, 2020
Professional Development Offered 3/16-3/20
Build your Leadership Skills, Improve Communication, Time Management, Coaching and More
This training is intended for directors, assistant directors and those aspiring to move up in their OST programs.

To provide some level of normalcy during this time and continue to help sharpen the skills of our OST professionals to use upon their return back to their programs, Prime Time is offering the OST Leadership training series and get to know other directors and assistant directors through a community of practice where you will set goals and support one another to achieve those goals over four training sessions. Topics such as leadership styles, coaching strategies, management techniques and improving communication will be taught and practiced through fun, hands-on activities.

OST Leadership Four-Part Training Series

  • OST Leadership Part 1 - Introduction - A one-hour self-paced online session (March 20, 2020)
  • OST Leadership Part 2- Progressive Afterschool Director 1 (April 2, 2020)
  • OST Leadership Part 3- Progressive Afterschool Director 2 (April 21, 2020)
  • OST Leadership Part 4- Wrap Up – a follow-up live online session (May 5, 2020)
PBC-PQA Basics Available Online

Beginning March 17, 2020  
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

PBC-PQA Basics Online will take approximately two to three hours in total to complete, depending on one’s familiarity with the content and online training.

Explore the “quality construct” of the Palm Beach County Program Quality Assessment tool (PBC-PQA) and learn how to generate precise anecdotal evidence through keen observation and objective note-taking skills. Use this information for continuous quality improvement purposes. 

Participants will be strongly encouraged and also given next steps to conduct the self-assessment process back at their program.
STEAM 4 Will be Offered Online this Friday

This Friday, Prime Time's spring STEAM cohort will continue with STEAM 4 - Strengthening the Lesson Plan. This training will be offered online to current STEAM Initiative participants.

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Upcoming Events
Kidsfit Jamathon with Digital Vibez
Kidsfit Jamathon is the ultimate summer fitness experience for youth featuring: dance fitness, crazy games, obstacle courses, dance competitions and more!

Wednesday, July 22, 2020:
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Thursday July 23, 2020:
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Teens only from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

South Florida Fairgrounds
9067 Southern Blvd,
West Palm Beach, Florida 33411
OST Resources & News
NAA Convention 2020, a Virtual Experience
The NAA board and staff have closely watched the developing situation around the COVID-19 virus and the recent diagnosis at the site of the upcoming convention. The health and safety of NAA members is of paramount importance to us, and we do not want to jeopardize the ability to do their work. We know that communities, families, school partners—and youth themselves—depend on NAA members to keep them safe and provide services—even during times of challenge and crisis. For these reasons, the NAA board voted unanimously to move NAA Convention 2020 to a virtual platform … NAA20 Reimagined - Virtual Convention !
The event is not canceled , but rather transitioning to a virtual experience, the current NAA Convention 2020 refund/cancellation policy remains in effect and requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please cancel your hotel reservation immediately, as NAA is not permitted to do this on your behalf. Also, note that some major airlines and other transportation services are waiving cancellation fees due to COVID-19. We also suggest notifying your transportation carrier immediately.
NAA20 Reimagined - Virtual Convention will be much more than simply video streaming or webinars. It will be a truly collaborative experience we are confident will provide opportunities similar to the in-person convention experience that makes NAA Convention unique. We look forward to connecting with you virtually!
Reap Huge Rewards by Mentoring a Child or Teen in Palm Beach County
Mentoring can be a magic ingredient that changes a child’s life: Take one stressed-out youth, add one concerned adult and automatically jumpstart that kid’s chance for a better future.

Research shows the presence of even a single caring adult in a child’s life outside the home increases the likelihood that the child will flourish and become a productive adult. The relationship lessens negative behaviors like bullying, lowers the child’s risk for depression and can even improve parent-child communication.
Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program,
Florida’s Nita M. Lowey 21st CCLC programs are designed to provide academic enrichment, a broad array of services designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program, and literacy and related educational development to students and their families during non-school hours.

Eligible target populations for these funds include students who attend 1) schools identified as in need of Targeted Support and Intervention (TS&I) or Comprehensive Support and Intervention (CS&I) and 2) other schools determined by local educational agencies (LEAs) to be in need of intervention and support.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, April 3, 2020. Proposals must be received by the Florida Department of Education no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, May 1, 2020, per the instructions found in the RFP.
What sets your program apart?

 When you deliver a five-star parent experience, people talk. When you use an engagement tool like EZSmiles, not only do they tell their family, friends, and neighbors about you, they share all those photo and video memories you send on their social media pages.

For a limited time, when you purchase a one-year EZCare subscription, EZSmiles will send you an iPad and give you six months of the EZSmiles mobile app for free! This offer is only valid until May 31, 2020, so claim your offer today!

Receive the tools you need to get parents talking about the right things when it comes to your program.
Employment Opportunity
Prime Time Palm Beach County is Hiring 

Prime Time Palm Beach County is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of afterschool programs throughout Palm Beach County and increasing access to youth development opportunities. Interested in becoming a member of the Prime Time Palm Beach County team? Now hiring:

Florence Fuller East is hiring
Position: Afterschool counselor & bus driver
Hours: Monday - Friday, part-time*
*Potential for full-time employment

Location: Florence Fuller Child Development Center, East Boca Raton

Contact: Kristen Guerrise -
Phone:  561-482-3006
Forest Hill Elementary Afterschool Program is Hiring
Position: Assistant director
Hours: Monday - Friday (30 hours/week)
Compensation: $15.58/hour

Position: Afterschool counselors
Hours: Monday - Friday (20 hours/week)
Compensation: $11.71/hour

Contact: Marie Gavino, afterschool director at (561) 432-2330.