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October 26, 2018
Be a Part of Prime Time's STEAM Cohort in January
Grab two of your colleagues and participate in Prime Time's STEAM cohort starting in January 2019. Explore the worlds of science, technology, engineering, arts and math by p articipating in a full series of STEAM-related trainings so you can offer engaging activities to the children and youth in your program. Prime Time offers coaching and supports along the way!
Prime Time Spotlights FLIPANY
Prime Time strives to provide children and youth with a wide range of hands-on learning experiences. In partnership with local content expert organizations, Prime Time makes available expanded learning opportunities (ELOs) to eligible afterschool and summer programs.

This week, Prime Time is highlighting Florida FLIPANY.

FLIPANY’s Cooking Matters is a nutrition and culinary education program that incorporates physical activity. Cooking Matters has shown to be effective in fighting childhood obesity and supporting positive social and emotional learning in children and youth. The Cooking Matters sessions are multi-sensory and based on real life tasks. While speaking, listening, reading and thinking, the participants are also touching and manipulating real objects - food and tools, for results that they can assess for themselves. Working in a group setting, Cooking Matters reinforces cooperation, turn-taking, mutual respect, table manners and safe practices in the kitchen. Cooking Matters sessions are presented in two-hour blocks, once a week for six consecutive weeks.

Rose Shin, Senior Program Manager
1777 N Dixie Highway Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305 
Check Out Florida Fishing Academy's Mobile Marine Lab at LagoonFest
Learn about the ecosystems that surround our home at LagoonFest on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. Located right next door to the West Palm Beach Green Market, this day is full of free, fun activities, including opportunities to enjoy hands-on programs from paddle boarding and kayaking, to walking tours, jet ski ride, an incredible kid zone and the Florida Fishing Academy's Mobile Marine Lab.
Prime Time's Next Big Event is Next Month
Attend Prime Time's next hands-on, skill-building opportunity for the OST professional. Network with peers and enjoy workshops on topics such as STEAM, Family Connections, Social and Emotional Learning and Cooperative Learning Group Formers. During these “Make It-Take It” sessions you will learn, laugh and walk away with tools and materials you can use in your program right away.
Date & Time
November 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Greenacres Community Center
501 Swain Boulevard
Greenacres, FL 33463
Register for a Professional Development Training

"Just a quick note to thank you for the superior training's. I’ve had the pleasure of talking with you at Prime Time Palm Beach County. As Executive Director of the Milagro Center in Delray Beach, I encourage all of our staff to continue their ongoing education and enroll in as many Prime Time classes as their schedule allows. This (training's) continues to have a tremendously positive impact on the educational climate at our center. "

- Barbara Stark, President/CEO, Milagro Center
High quality professional development is essential to increase practitioners’ knowledge, skills and attitudes so that they may positively affect the quality of programming that is delivered in the afterschool hours. Pick from a calendar of trainings that are tailored to fit your needs.

All trainings will be held at the Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County, 2300 High Ridge Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33426.
R eframing Conflict
Prime Time Out-of-School Time Registry Orientation (Online-ZOOM)
Cooperative Learning
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ACHIEVE OST Incentives
November 15, 2018, is the last day to submit an ACHIEVE Out-of-School Time (OST) Application for the next supplement in December 2018.
Thank you to everyone who joined us on October 25 , 2018, as we hosted our 14 th     Annual Lights On Afterschool Palm Beach County event, Coffee with a Cause, to celebrate the important work you do!
Consider Being a Participant of the Palm Beach County Quality Improvement System
Prime Time offers services and supports to help to improve and sustain out-of-school time program quality through participation in the th e Palm Beach County Quality Improvement System (QIS) for afterschool.

Using the Palm Beach County Quality Standards for Afterschool as the foundation for the work, Prime Time's quality advisors guide participating programs through a self‐assessment process and development of an improvement plan. They assist executive directors, program managers and staff in identifying and implementing opportunities to improve quality for children and youth, and encourage the use of other Prime Time and community resources.
Afterschool Guide to Homework Systems
Afterschool programs are an ideal agent for both families and schools to support homework practices. Whether you are in the beginning stages of developing a homework system or want to tweak aspects of your current system, this guide provides tools to help you along.