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NIU Campus Child Care welcomed a new “Grounds for Play” climbing structure May 21. The structure was purchased with funds awarded from the Illinois Quality Counts Grant and the DeKalb County Community Foundation Community Needs Grant. Campus Child Care has been in operation for more than 30 years, with 15 of those years in their...
Summer is just around the corner. Do you know where your kids will be burning daylight this year? At Northern Illinois University’s summer camps, your children can learn to write the great American novel, become the next Indiana Jones, sharpen their soccer skills, create video games, design roller coasters or even prevent future wars between...
NIU football players read to children.
Campus Child Care will celebrate the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Week of the Young Child, scheduled from Sunday, April 6, through Saturday, April 12. Week of the Young Child (WOYC) is a time to recognize the needs of young children and thank adults involved in their education and care. Parents, teachers, caregivers...
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NIU’s Campus Child Care Center will host a Scholastic Book Fair during the week of March 24. Funds raised will help purchase books and materials for the center’s classrooms. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend this event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers. The book fair will be open from 8...
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NIU’s 34th annual Children’s Literature Conference takes place Friday, March 14, in the Holmes Student Center. Under the theme “Inspiring with Literature,” organizers hope that conference participants will leave motivated and better equipped to connect with students through literature: This year’s speakers are uniquely qualified to discuss – and offer methods to ignite – the transformative...
NIU’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education will offer a motor development program for young children ages 3 to 6 from Monday, Feb. 10, through Wednesday, April 9. Held in Anderson Hall Gym , the eight-week program runs from 4 to 5 p.m Mondays and Wednesdays. This program provides young children with the opportunity to...
Christmas for Kids
College Parents Group will host its 13th annual “Christmas/Holiday for Kids” event at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21. Many of the parents’ of the College Parents Group will participate as well as invite children from homeless and disadvantaged families in the community for an afternoon of good cheer at the Chandelier Dining Room on the...
Erin Templin, daughter of Dan and Kristal Templin of Sycamore, was one of seven Suzuki violin students who received music scholarships recently from Vivian and John Spinoso. She is pictured with her violin teacher, Ann Montzka-Smelser.
Vivian and John Spinoso have wonderful memories of their many years of violin lessons with their three daughters, Gina, Julie and Lisa. All three studied in the Suzuki violin program of the NIU Community School of the Arts. “We thought it was important to give the girls the gift of music for the culture, and...
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The statistics are startling. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in three women and one in four men have experienced rape, physical violence or stalking in their lifetime. According to the Children’s Defense Fund, 1 million acts of domestic violence occur in the United States each year, with up to 10 million children...
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Area musicians ages 18 and younger are invited to compete in the CSA Sinfonia Concerto Competition. The deadline for applications is Monday, Oct. 21. Auditions are scheduled in the Recital Hall of the NIU Music Building, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. The winner of the competition receives $200 and performs the concerto March 5,...
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NIU’s Department of Literacy Education is sponsoring a Literacy Educators & Leaders Networking Event from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the NIU-Naperville campus, 1120 E. Diehl Road. This event provides the opportunity for alumni to reconnect with faculty and former classmates as well as to bring new colleagues to introduce them to...
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Linda Burton, the James B. Duke Professor of Sociology at Duke University, will present a talk titled “Childhood Adultification: A Matter of Risk and Resilience” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center. Light refreshments will be available starting at 3:30 p.m. Burton’s research integrates ethnographic and demographic...
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