Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January Filled with Activities

The Partnership for Children is planning new and exciting activities for 2011. Our January calendar is filled with activities for parents and children. To register for sessions call Tiffany at 632-3799, extension 15 or by email at tiffany@alexanderchildren.org. All sessions are FREE! Alexander County Partnership for Children is located one mile past Food Lion at 1565 NC Highway 90 West, Taylorsville.

Mt. Wesley Wesleyan Church
Tuesdays Beginning January 4, 2011
10am to Noon
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
Wednesdays Beginning January 5, 2011
10am to Noon
Come join other parents and their preschoolers in fun age appropriate play activities. Information is provided on child development, community resources, and ideas for activities that can be used at home. Children are introduced to visual arts, creative drama, creative movement, and music with a literacy enhancement component all through play! Choose the site that is most convenient for you.

Tuesdays and Thursdays Beginning January 4, 2011
9:30am to 11:30am
Alexander County Partnership for Children
Have you ever wished for a place for you and your child to go to meet other children and their families? Would you like for your child to have new and different educational toys to play with? This room is designed with the parent and the preschool child in mind. Children can play independently or play together with educational toys that are rotated on a weekly basis. With the colder weather this is a great place to bring your child for a few minutes or stay the entire time. Children birth to five and their families are welcome!

January 13, 2011
Alexander County Partnership for Children
This session is a must for all parents who need assistance in teaching potty training! Come learn practical information and proven techniques to ensure the best potty training experience for you and your child. Child care is available upon request

January 25, 2011
Alexander County Partnership for Children
Knowing CPR can mean the difference between life and death in many instances. This session is designed for parents, grandparents and family members who care for young children. The Family and Friends CPR program contains information on how to perform CPR in adults, children or infants and how to help an adult, child, or infant who is choking. This course is designed for family members, friends and members of the general community who care for children and want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card.

“Be My Valentine” Workshop
January 27, 2011
10am to 11:30am
Alexander County Partnership for Children
Would you like for your child to show others how much he/she cares with handmade Valentines? This class will give children and adults a chance to work together to make original creations to take home and share with those they love! All materials are provided free by the Partnership for Children.

January 31, 2011
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Alexander County Partnership for Children
This meeting is for parents of children with special needs. If you are a parent or guardian of a child with special needs please make plans to join us. Our program will include information meeting the needs of your child. Child care is available upon request.

"Read 100" Comes to Alexander County!

Alexander County Partnership for Children is pleased to announce a book exchange program designed specifically for our Family Child Care Homes (FCCHs)- “READ 100”. All licensed FCCHs who participate in ACPC trainings and are registered with ACPC (though a yearly licensing agreement) are eligible to participate.

ACPC recognizes that FCCHs are already doing a wonderful job reading to children. READ 100 will extend reading into the child’s home. This program is designed to assist children and families as they develop a love of reading.
ACPC has acquired books specifically for “READ 100”. Books are divided into reading collections. FCCHs will be able to check out the collections-one collection at a time. Spanish books will also be available.

With the collection in hand each child will be given a book to take home. The parent will then read the book to the child and sign off the child’s reading log. The book will then be returned to the FCCH and thus the exchange will begin when another book is sent home.

“READ 100” is designed to have children and their families read 100 books by June 15th. Children will have approximately 20+ weeks to complete the program. Children who successfully complete the program will be recognized with a certificate along with their photo with you in the paper. FCCHs with three or more children completing the “READ 100” program will receive a book collection for their FCCH.
This is an great program and ACPC is excited to offer “READ 100” to our FCCHs!