This summer, the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, a Prime Time partner, put together 1,500 Brain Food literacy kits through its Read! Lead! Succeed! and Stories & STEM programs. The screen-free packets provided children with books and supplies for engaging experiences in social emotional learning (SEL) or science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).  Packets were distributed through…

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A growing consensus of researchers has found that ongoing professional development is more effective than traditional one-time trainings.* In order to give out-of-school time (OST) practitioners time to learn, practice and reflect on new youth development strategies, Prime Time is revising its a training calendar to reflect  a greater amount of series-based trainings beginning September 2020.  Through a series of three online training sessions, a community of practice with peers, and coaching/support sessions, OST staff…

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Written by Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County Club families who benefit from Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s food programs can expect an added bonus. Since March, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County has handed out more than half a million meals to children and a week’s worth…

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As online learning increases globally in response to school closures and COVID-19 disruptions, families, afterschool and summer programs need help from our community more than ever. With the support of the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, Prime Time Palm Beach County, an out-of-school time (OST) intermediary that connects afterschool and summer programs to a menu…

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Starting Monday, July 6, 2020, National Summer Learning Week begins and Prime Time Palm Beach County is celebrating! National Summer Learning Week is a celebration dedicated to elevating the importance of keeping children and youth safe, learning, and healthy every summer, ensuring they return to school ready to succeed. Prime Time wants to make sure this summer that all children and youth have the resources and supports they…

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With COVID-19 causing widespread disruptions in our everyday lives, children across the country are being given alternate online resources to do in their new spare time (i.e. virtual summer camp). As we enter into summer and children and youth have more down time than ever before, its critical for parents and caregivers to ensure their…

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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. Topics of Prime Time’s sessions and activities include: — Art/Music/Audio  — Technology/STEM — Theater/Arts — Eco-Conscious — Wellness/Fitness — LIVE Prime Time’s Virtual Summer Camp is…

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Prime Time’s partners at The Forum for Youth Investment have made their self-paced Youth Work Methods trainings free and available afterschool practitioners until June 30, 2020! If you need training hours, this is a great resource!  These trainings are directly linked to our Quality Improvement System and include topics such as Cooperative Learning, Youth Voice,…

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Apply now for your Prime Time scholarship for Palm Beach State College classes!  Summer classes start in June, so if you are interested in taking classes towards your 40-Hour School Age Certification, School Age Professional Certificate, Director Credential, Youth Development College Credit Certificate, AS Degree in Human Services-Youth Development or BAS in Supervision and Management,…

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Starting in the fall of 2020 and Prime Time will be offering scholarships toward Palm Beach State College’s Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services. The traditional human services concentration will prepare students for an entry-level position as a human services specialist in areas such as children’s services, family counseling, working with juveniles and adolescents, drug and alcohol…

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