Prime Time Palm Beach County
Weekly Out-of-School Time
News & Updates
August 10, 2020

Click here for Prime Time's COVID-19 Resources.
As a connector in the out-of-school time (OST) field, Prime Time uses its weekly e-newsletter to inform more than 3,000 subscribers of opportunities to advance the field, highlights from local OST programs and resources worth sharing with friends and families. Prime Time wants to hear your stories and news regarding the out-of-school time field, please email details to
How are you coping and what is your plan?
In these challenging times, afterschool practitioners have many decisions to make. Complete our short, quick survey to share your plans and considerations for the upcoming school year. With the information you share, Prime Time and community partners will explore and implement creative ways to serve children, youth and the out-of-school time field.

Learn About Prime Time's Impact in Palm Beach County and Beyond
Take a look back at Prime Time’s 2018-2019 impact, milestones and successes within the out-of-school time field. We used a "rocket ship" graphic throughout the report to indicate we are not slowing down in the pursuit of quality to support our community's children.
Prime Time Palm Beach County Virtual Summer Camp
is Extended to August 28, 2020

Keep your children learning and having fun this summer with new sessions every week that will include live interactive programming and hands-on learning activities provided by local content experts. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Featured Activities
Parent & Guardian Tips to Reduce Stress

Today at 4:00 p.m.: Parents and Guardians can learn some stress reducing tips provided by The Arc of Palm Beach County

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Pollen and Pollinators

Tuesday August 11 at 10:00 a.m.: In this session, participants will learn about pollen, and will meet some of the special pollinators that help us grow some of our favorite foods. They will read a book entitled The Flowers are Calling by ...

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TikTok Dance Unlimited Week 10

Tuesday, August 11 at 1:00 p.m.: Digital Vibez is excited to jump into the world of Tik Tok with you and your family! We will learn some of the most famous Tik Tok dances and do some challenges of our own!

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This year, Prime Time will commemorate the exemplary efforts of our local out-of-school time community at its Afterschool Symposium 2020. This year’s theme, Healthy Minds, Healthy Youth, focuses on the significance of positive mental health and the enduring impact that self-care has on our profession and in the lives of children and youth. Our theme is a call-to-action, encouraging attendees to take charge of their well-being, identify signs of concern in their youth, and advocate for healthier communities.
Scholarships Available for Youth Development College Credit Certificate
The Youth Development College Credit Certificate is a six-class credit certificate that can be completed in two to three semesters at Palm Beach State College. This credit certificate focuses on broad introductory principles of human services specific to best practices and techniques in youth development.

Course work will prepare students to function as youth workers using a youth development approach in afterschool programs, community-based, residential, group home and other youth environments. 

Scholarships are available for this credit certificate and will cover the cost of classes and books!

Contact: Elisa Moro, Career Advisor. Click here to register for a scholarship.
561-600-9528 or
Compassion and Fighting the Good Fight

For those who work in vulnerable communities and populations, our exposure to the vast range of tragic stories causes a condition known as Compassion Fatigue—characterized by emotional, physical, and spiritual exhaustion often associated with those..

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A Facilitator's Guide to Remote and Socially Distanced...

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many young people need meaningful connection and social-emotional support-now more than ever before. While social-emotional learning (SEL) is always an important part of children's development, during...

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Compete in a Virtual Robotics Competition

CoderZ League is an exciting virtual robotics competition for students of all levels to participate and learn about STEM, robotics, and coding and to ignite their technology career paths. Help encourage the next generation of coders in a first-of-its-kind virtual robotics competition.

Access is free through September 30, 2020.
Classroom Solutions for STEM and STEAM | LEGO® Education

Out-of-school time programs have a new meaning this school year. LEGO® Education is helping support and ease that transition to ensure students develop the confidence and resilience they need to succeed in these different conditions.

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Mindfulness Practices Can Now be Played on App

Inner Explorer's daily classroom mindfulness practices reduce student stress, help strengthen self-regulation skills and improve academic performance. Teachers in pre-K through grade 12 simply log on and press 'play.'

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As children and youth are now learning virtually amid COVID-19, Prime Time Palm Beach County is working on providing out-of-school time practitioners the resources they need to continue their professional development...

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Applications for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

As families begin to prepare for the new school year, now is the time to apply for free and reduced-price meals from the school cafeteria. Beginning August 31, students will be able to pick up free grab and-go meals from their school during select...

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Helping Parents with Online Learning

Two local agencies are stepping up to provide a place for children to go each day when they start online learning this month, instead of having to stay home. As a result, parents will be free to go to work .

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