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Friday, February 19, 2021
Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Monday, January 11, 2021
High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security and talking with them about their fears.
Suggested Points to Emphasize When Talking to Children
- Schools are safe places. School staff works with parents and public safety providers (local police and fire departments, emergency responders, hospitals, etc.) to keep you safe.
- The school building is safe because … (cite specific school procedures).
- We all play a role in the school safety. Be observant and let an adult know if you see or hear something that makes you feel uncomfortable, nervous or frightened.
- There is a difference between reporting, tattling or gossiping. You can provide important information that may prevent harm either directly or anonymously by telling a trusted adult what you know or hear.
- Although there is no absolute guarantee that something bad will never happen, it is important to understand the difference between the possibility of something happening and probability that it will affect you (our school community).
- Senseless violence is hard for everyone to understand. Doing things that you enjoy, sticking to your normal routine, and being with friends and family help make us feel better and keep us from worrying about the event.
- Sometimes people do bad things that hurt others. They may be unable to handle their anger, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or suffering from mental illness. Adults (parents, teachers, police officers, doctors, faith leaders) work very hard to get those people help and keep them from hurting others. It is important for all of us to know how to get help if we feel really upset or angry and to stay away from drugs and alcohol.
- Stay away from guns and other weapons. Tell an adult if you know someone has a gun. Access to guns is one of the leading risk factors for deadly violence.
- Violence is never a solution to personal problems. Students can be part of the positive solution by participating in anti-violence programs at school, learning conflict mediation skills, and seeking help from an adult if they or a peer is struggling with anger, depression, or other emotions they cannot control.
- NASP has additional information for parents and educators on school safety, violence prevention, children’s trauma reactions, and crisis response at www.nasponline.org.
Friday, December 18, 2020
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
The applications for the COVID-19 Child Care Tuition Assistance Program open today. Eligible families in need of child care for their school age children as schools have opened remotely can apply online at www.childcarenj.gov/COVID19.
The tuition assistance is part of $250 million plan announced last month by Governor Murphy to support working families and child care. This new program will provide tuition assistance to New Jersey families with incomes up to $75,000 in need of either full or part-time child care depending on their school’s remote learning schedule. The department will consider applications until funding is exhausted.
HOW TO APPLY
• Go to www.ChildCareNJ.gov and complete the online application.
• You will need proof of income and a notice or announcement from your child’s school of a remote learning schedule.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
• You are a NJ resident with a school-age child 5-13 years old.
• Your household income does not exceed $75,000 a year.
• Your child is attending school with either a part-time or full-time remote learning schedule.
HOW IT WORKS
• Assistance will be paid directly to the licensed child care center you select up to $634 a month or a registered family child care provider you select up to $526 a month for full-time care.
•If the assistance doesn’t equal the child care provider’s rate, the provider may charge you the difference.
• Applications will be considered until funds for this program are exhausted.
• This program ends December 30, 2020.
• For help identifying a child care provider, go to www.childcarenj.gov/
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Child Care School Age Tuition Assistance (English)
Child Care School Age Tuition Assistance (Spanish)