College for Kids @ Yavapai College

Summer Fun on the VV Campus  
Don’t wait for your kids to be bored a few days after Memorial Day, sign up today for College for Kids!  
For more than a decade the Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus has sponsored this exciting program that blends fun with facts through hands-on learning adventures. During the months of June and July the campus will be energized with innovative programs for children age five through 17.  
Many subjects feature three levels of classes, grouped by age to maximize each participant’s learning experience.  
Many favorite summer classes return including magic theater, ceramics, robotics, painting and field-trip based adventures focusing on local geology and environmental education.  
This year’s College for Kids program also offers new boredom busters including collage and three-dimensional art, ukulele, origami, “zumbatomic” (a fast-paced music fitness class for kids), animal tracking and science smorgasbord, taught by a team of Verde Valley Campus science faculty members.  
To access course descriptions and schedules please go to the Yavapai College website at, and click on Lifelong Learners and go to College for Kids Verde.  
Please check the website daily for new classes. Enroll early! Classes are limited to 15 or fewer students and they fill up quickly!  
Classes are offered during two, three-week sessions: Session 1 runs from June 7 – 24 and Session 2 runs from July 6 – 22. Thanks to our community partners, scholarship money is available to assist those who want to attend these fun and educational classes.  
Registration can be completed online when paying with a credit card.  
The program is directed by Campus Activities Coordinator Martha Mays and Student Affairs Assistant Joni Westcott.


Busy Parents Busy Schedule Free Prescott Parenting Wrkshp

It’s free, it’s on a Saturday (just say no to the laundry) it’s in Prescott and there’s free childcare available. What are you waiting for?

Get to the Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center at Yavapai College for the free parenting workshop “Family Routines & Dynamics: Strategies for Improving Communication & Cooperation” on Sat., Apr. 24, 2010, from 9 – 11 a.m. in Building #, Room 200 on the Prescott Campus. The workshop is funded by First Things First.  
If you have a child ages 1 – 5, Wendy Watson, an Early Childhood Professional and mother of three, will cover strategies such as setting clear expectations for your child, how to improve communication, structuring successful mealtimes, and establishing routines that promote involvement and cooperation.  

Free child care (3 months – 6 years)  provided for the workshop, sign up in advance – Space is limited.

Contact the Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center at  928.776.2111 to register for this free and informative workshop.  
The Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center at Yavapai College is a child development center that offers a safe and nurturing child-centered program that is focused on promoting children’s learning. The FEC enrolls children between the ages of three months through five years of age. The FEC is a laboratory school, which means that students pursuing a teaching career with young children have an opportunity to work under the guidance of master teachers at the facility. The FEC’s parent education workshops are funded through a grant from the First Things First Yavapai Regional Partnership Council.  
Learn more about The Del E. Webb Family Enrichment Center at Yavapai College.

Yavapai College Free Parenting Workshop

Don’t Give IN! Let him CRY it Out! Time Outs DON’T Work!

Get the skinny on real positive parenting this Saturday on the Prescott Campus.

The Del Webb Family Enrichment Center offers Positive Parenting from 9 to 11 a.m. Building 1, Room 200.

Parents with children ages 2 – 5 years old get access to new strategies and techniques for setting boundaries while supporting their children’s natural need to take risks.

 Childcare available for children age 3 months to 6 – but signup early at 776-2111.

Spring Break! March 15-19

Return to your seats or your monitor by March 22.

Happy Spring Break!

Yavapai College Verde Art Gallery Presents

Poetry & Painting

Join us in celebrating the work of Sedona artist Susan Pitcairn during the Artist’s Reception March 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Verde Art Gallery. 

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New Yavapai College Prescott Art Exhibit

Informal Balance an exhibition of found objects reassembled into three-dimensional post-modern works by artist Shaila Christofferson.







Informal Balance runs Feb. 23 – March 13, 2010. Entrance to the exhibit is free and open to the public.  

Working with a wide variety of sculpture media, Christofferson’s work examines material culture and the contemporary landscape. She comments that her most recent work is not pretty nor is it meant to be. “These works comment on our material culture and everyday lives in both the forms that are represented as well as the means of their production. Nearly all of the forms in this body of work were created from (waste) molds fabricated from cast off, discarded package electronics. These sculptures at once appear to be one of a kind, as they are, while also eliciting associations in our sense-memory, a familiarity of objects that we have already unwrapped, handled, crushed, used and ultimately tossed away.” 

Christofferson has won several grants and awards for her work and her sculptures have been exhibited widely. Grants include a George Sugarman Foundation Individual Artist Grant and a State of West Virginia Fellowship Grant for Individual Artists. 

Shaila Christofferson is assistant professor of art at Chicago State University. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of South Dakota. 

The Yavapai College Art Gallery at the Prescott Campus is located inside the Performance Hall. 

Yavapai College Art Gallery hours are: 

 Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday, Fridays, & Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Closed for Spring Break: March 15 – 20, 2010 

 For more information about this exhibition and the gallery, please contact the Yavapai College Art Gallery at 928-776- 2031.

Yavapai College Pre-Nursing Workshop

Allied health careers start at Yavapai College. Learn what it takes to apply for our Nursing Program. Join us for this free workshop today from 2 – 3 p.m. on the Prescott Campus, Bldg. 2, Rm. 202. You’ll get the skinny on the AAS in Nursing, admission requirements and when to apply. For more info call Jodi Shower at 928.717.7735.