Camp Fire First Texas will open the 13th Early Childhood Conference on Friday, March 5 with a special screening of the groundbreaking documentary film, No Small Matter. This is the first documentary to explore the most overlooked, underestimated, and powerful force in America: early childhood education.
A recent survey by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) found “83 percent [of youth ages 18-24] say they believe young people have the power to change the country.”
That’s exactly what we want young people in Camp Fire to discover, practice, and believe: Their contributions and leadership matter to their communities, our country, and the wider world NOW – not just in the future.
Building community connections is what I do every day. I work with businesses, teachers and organizations to create the perfect off-site experience to foster learning and deepen understanding – of nature, of one another and communication.
Camp Fire First Texas launched the first Early Education Apprenticeship Program (EEAP) in Texas in 2020. The inaugural class began meeting virtually in September and this month they will join registered apprenticeships across the country celebrating National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) taking place November 8 - 14, 2020.
One day in early spring 2020 I packed up a few things from my office, picked up my two preschool-age children from child care and drove home thinking we’d hunker down and enjoy a vacation/work-from-home couple of weeks. Oh, how very little did I know. And how quickly did I have to learn.