Archive for December, 2010

Reminder: Help us develop Quality Standards for NJ: Take our Survey!

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

This is the second in our series of surveys to review existing models of Quality Standards.  Click here to take the survey.

Thanks to everyone who completed our first survey!

Responses will be accepted until December 16, 2010. After you complete the survey, enter your contact information for a chance to win a free 2-day conference registration to the 2011 NJSACC Annual Conference!

Successful Inclusion of Children with Special Needs

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Monmouth-Ocean Community of Practice: Bi-Monthly Virtual Meetings for Topics on Out of School Time

Successful Inclusion of Children with Special Needs (discussion leader, Monmouth County Afterschool Ambassador Jane Sharp):

Join us for a discussion of successful practices to support inclusion, including developing reasonable accommodations, communication with parents and working with school personnel.
This conference call is the first in a series of a virtual “Community of Practice” designed for directors and administrators of afterschool programs.
The Directors’ Community of Practice will “connect” every other month to discuss common topics of interest and share resources.
The call is limited to 15 participants so everyone will have an opportunity to share both problems and solutions.

When: Tuesday January 25, 2011

Where: Via Conference Call

Once registered, conference call information will be sent to your email address.

Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Fee: This training is Free of Charge

To Register: CLICK HERE

This training is hosted by NJSACC Afterschool Ambassadors Jane Sharp, Sharp Ideas, Inc.

For Registration Details, information or other questions, please contact Jessica Heiberg at 908-789-0259

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Salem County: Promoting Positive Behavior through Quality Programming

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Salem County Training:

Promoting Positive Behavior through Programming.

Quality Afterschool programs offer activities that are fun, enriching and educational. In addition, Afterschool programs have a great “out of school” challenge when it comes to children’s behavior.This workshop will provide strategies for staff to develop activities and programming that promote positive behavior while ensuring the activities are enriching, educational and age appropriate.

When: Wednesday January 26, 2011

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: Alloway Township School,
43 Cedar Street, Alloway, NJ.

Fee: $15 per person (light refreshments served)

To Register: CLICK HERE

An email confirmation will be sent to you containing payment information.

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday January 21, 2011

This training is hosted by Kaiti Handte, NJSACC Afterschool Ambassador, Alloway Township SACC (Salem County)

For Registration Details, invoice, information or other questions, please contact Jessica Heiberg at 908-789-0259

 

Hand Washing!

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Washing Hands is a Serious Health Issue; National Hand Washing Week is 12/4/10 – 12/10/10

Everyone has heard the old saying, “An once of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  It’s good advice especially when it comes to washing your hands to keep yourself and those around you healthy.  In observance of National Hand Washing Week, the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is reminding everyone to wash their hands to ensure proper hygiene. 
 
“While hand washing is perhaps the simplest and one of the most effective ways to avoid common illnesses, many times people simply forget to wash their hands or are unaware of how clean of hands help stop the spread of disease,” said Dr. Poonam Alaigh, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.  “It is also critical that we as health care professionals incorporate this into our daily practice as we take care of patients.”
 
According to the CDC:
·         It is estimated that washing hands with soap and water could reduce diarrheal disease-associated deaths by up to 50%.
·         Hand washing can reduce the risk of respiratory infections by 16%.
·         The use of an alcohol gel hand sanitizer in elementary school classrooms reduced infection related absenteeism by 19.8%.
 
DHSS urges everyone to wash their hands regularly throughout the day and follow the guides listed below to ensure maximum effectiveness:
 
·         Wet your hands with clean running water and apply soap. Use warm water if it is available.
·         Continue rubbing hands for 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
·         Rinse hands well under running water.
·         Dry your hands using a paper towel or air dryer.
 
For more information visit the CDC website:   http://www.cdc.gov/cleanhands/

Help us develop Quality Standards for NJ: Take our Survey!

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

This is the second in our series of surveys to review existing models of Quality Standards. Click here to take the survey.

Thanks to everyone who completed our first survey!

Responses will be accepted until December 16, 2010.  After you complete the survey, enter your contact information for a chance to win a free 2-day conference registration to the 2011 NJSACC Annual Conference!