February 2016 - Newsletter 
Table of Contents
Statewide Opportunities & Professional Development
 -- Free Farm to School Workshops in Gillette/Rock Springs
 -- Snacks for Afterschool Programs and Summer Learning Programs
 -- Grant Opportunity for Fresh Produce
 -- Afterschool and Youth Development Credential - Online Learning
Regional News & Spotlights
  -- Get to Know Afterschool Programs in Douglas
WYAA Resources
 -- Part 1 of a 3 Part Series on Social Emotional Learning
  -- NAA Conference Registration Information
Happy Valentine's Day from WYAA

Statewide Opportunities &
Professional Development
Farm to Table Workshops and Scholarships - FREE
FREE Workshops in Rock Springs and Gillette

Feb. 23, 2016
4:00 - 7:30 PM

Scholarship Applications for Travel Expenses 

Fuel for Afterschool and Summer Learning

Fruits and Vegetables for All!
Credential for Afterschool Educators - Online Courses
Earn Your Afterschool and 
Youth Development Credential  
Classes Begin Summer 2016
Contact  WYAA for 
Introduction to Afterschool Programs  (EDEL 1500 - 3cr)
This course is designed for those interested in working in afterschool programs with school-age children.  Topics include child development, guidance and observation of school-aged children, human relations, working with families, professional growth, and creating environments.
Two more classes will follow: 
Planning and Development of Afterschool Programs (3 credits)
Partnerships in Afterschool Programs (3 credits)

Regional Spotlight on Douglas!
Afterschool In Converse County
Triple Play Serves K-1 students at Douglas Primary School
"Amazing kids with giant smiles & lots of love  for read-a-loud"

Extra Innings serves 2nd and 3rd Graders at Douglas Int. School

"They love to go bananas with physical activity and dance parties!"

4-5th Graders Attend Extra Innings at Douglas Upper Elementary school
SWAG offers Middle School students homework help and healthy snacks

After the school district programs close at 4:30, Boys & Girls Club caters to all kids K-8 until 6 PM 

WYAA Resources
What does SEL Stand For?
-- Social Emotional Learning --
Register for the 2016 NAA Convention!
Let us at WYAA know if you are going. We can connect you with other WY attendees!
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