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Local after school programs benefit from conference

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (March 28, 2008) — Local educators will discuss how to make after-school programs both educational and fun at the fourth annual “School Age Rocks” conference on Saturday, April 5, at Milligan College.

The conference, planned and organized by a regional committee of individuals from after school programs and agencies in the greater northeast area, will discuss non-traditional styles of education, such as music, games, art and drama. Designed for directors and supervisors of the region’s after-school programs, which provide supervision and enrichment for children in the hours before and after school, the Northeast Tennessee School Age Child Care Conference (NETSACC) will be hosted by Milligan College’s Teacher Education area.

“The education area is pleased to host the ‘School Age Rocks’ conference,” said Dr. Tracey Crowe, assistant professor of education at Milligan. “As a former principal I understand the importance of providing quality training to child-care directors and caregivers. Milligan, along with local community agencies, provide this conference as a service to the directors and caregivers in the Tri-Cities to make a difference in the lives of children,”

This year’s one-day conference features multiple opportunities and workshops for educators. Workshop presenters include several after-school program directors from Northeast Tennessee, as well as many respected local educators.

Dr. Don Good, professor of education at Milligan, and Jan Loveday, adjunct professor of education, also will be presenting, along with several Milligan education students.

Milligan College offers teacher licensure programs in early childhood, elementary, middle grades, secondary, and K-12 specialty in physical education, music, theatre and physical education, as well as an adult degree program in early childhood education. Milligan’s teacher education program is one of only nine private colleges in Tennessee accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

For more information on the NETSACC Conference or the teacher education program at Milligan College, call 423.461.8745.


MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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