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Want to Get the Kids Out of the House This Summer? Here Are Some Activities in Phoenix and Beyond.

Enroll the kids in free swimming lessons this year, have some fun at a neighborhood splash pad, or watch them play in an esports league.

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New Arizona Law Will Give More Single Moms the Ability to Afford College

Parents who choose to pursue higher education full-time can now qualify for financial assistance to help cover the cost of childcare.

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Nearly 70,000 Arizona Kids Are in Need of Child Care, Particularly in Poor, Rural Communities

One-third of the state’s licensed and regulated child care providers were forced to close due to the pandemic.

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During One of the Hardest Holiday Seasons Ever, You Can Still Give Back

Many families may not be able to buy their children Christmas gifts this year.  This year has been incredibly tough on many Arizonans’ health and finances.  The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about not only sickness and death, but in many cases, job loss.  As of November, more than 280,000 Arizonans were unemployed. Many who do...

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How to Stay Coronavirus-Free This Christmas in Arizona

Arizona’s ICUs are filling up as the state sees a record surge in COVID-19 cases.  Christmas, like most other 2020 holidays, will have to look different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has asked the public to forego holiday travel and gatherings this holiday season. ...

Illustrated kids' guide to holidays in the pandemic.
This Year Is Different: A Kids’ Guide to the Holidays

If you're having trouble helping your children understand why the holidays are a little different because of the coronavirus, read this with them.

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Schools Often Ignore Gifted Black and Latino Students. Here’s What Needs to Be Done.

“Little has been done that actually addresses this as a systemic issue that is discriminatory and hurtful to entire populations of youth.”