Current research indicates that COVID-19 has greatly increased the amount of depression and anxiety in children and adolescents (Current Psychology, 2020). As children return to school, they show increased anxiety and depression. Depression and anxiety are often expressed as anger in children and adolescents.
Camp Fire First Texas has earned The Best Place For Working Parents business designation that recognizes a commitment to supporting working parents through family-friendly policies and practices.
Camp Fire First Texas was notified two after school programs located at IDEA Achieve & IDEA Rise Public Schools were certified as Two-Star quality programs from Texas Rising Star (TRS).
While working remotely quickly became the new normal for some, there were others who – because of the nature of their work – could not work from home. Such is true of the early childhood education workforce.
When kids and teens learn how to make this kind of thoughtful, holistic, consistent progress toward their goals, they take those skills into the rest of their life.
We teach Camp Fire kids that meeting their goals takes planning, practice and progress-monitoring. It’s not something that just happens. We make goals happen.
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.
Camp Fire First Texas after school program located at IDEA Achieve Public School received Texas Rising Star quality certification.
Keep your family relationships healthy during this time. Our family is our foundation, and we need to ensure that we are building those connections to keep the foundation solid.
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.
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.