January 2015 - Duplin County Partnership for Children
Inside this issue:
Partnership 2013-2014 2 - 4
Snow Man Craft’s
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Poem and Recipe
Training Calendar &
Parents As Teachers
Parents As Teachers provides a
parent education and family support program serving families throughout pregnancy and until the child enters kindergarten. A certified Parent Educator works with families to help them better understand their child’s social development, emotional growth, motor skills, and more. The program consists of personal visits, group connections, screenings, and a resource network. For more information contact Amanda Sanderson,
Parent Educator at (910) 296-2000 ext. 110.
In observance of the
New Years holiday, DCPC will be closed January
1,2015. The office will be open for regular business hours on
Parents As Teachers
January 2, 2015.
La Asociación para Niños del Condado de Duplin está ofreciendo
un programa para las familias con la ayuda de la educación y través del embarazo y hasta el niño entran al Kínder. Un Educador de
Eleven million children younger than age five are in some form of child care in the United
States. The Parents and the High Cost of Child
Care: 2014 report summarizes the cost of child care across the country. For the full report and details,
padres certificado trabaja con las familias para ayudarles a entender el desarrollo social de su niño, el crecimiento emocional, habilidades de motor y más. El programa consiste en visitas personales, reuniones de grupo, investigaciones y una red de recursos. El
Educador del Padre asistirá a padres cerca de: informándole de lo que se puede esperar razonablemente de su hijo en cada etapa de desarrollo, ayudarle a divertirse jugando con su hijo, proporcionándole información sobre la edad apropiada para actividades y materiales de su hijo y ayudarle a usted ser el primero y más importante maestro
de su niño. Para obtener mas información, llama a Amanda Sanderson
al 910-296-2000 ext. 110.
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Duplin County Partnership for Children would like to thank everyone who participated, contributed, sponsored and/or volunteered in helping make FY 13-14 a successful year as we continue to reach out to Duplin County children and families.
La Asociación para Niños del Condado de Duplin le gustaría agradecer a todos los que participaran, contribuyeron, apoyaran y voluntariamente ayudaron que 2013-2014 fuera un año muy exitoso mientras que continuamos de apoyar los niños y familias del
Condado de Duplin.
2014 Family Fun Day 2014 Duplin County Career Day
2014 Duplin Business Expo
2014 Pre-K National Read Across
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2013 Christmas At Twilight
House of Raeford 2013 Christmas
Rose Hill-Magnolia Pre-K Class
Chinquapin Elementary Pre-K Class
Participants at the 2014 Providers
Participants at the Be Active Kids Training
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Participants at the FCCH Creative Curriculum Training
Participants at the Child Abuse & Neglect Training
Wallace Trick a Treat Festival 2013
Establishing a Creative Curriculum Program
The Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers, & Twos
On November 19 th
and 20 th
, Duplin County Partnership for Children hosted a free two-day training for Smart Start technical assistance specialists across the state of
North Carolina who provide TA to child care facilities. The training objectives included:
Recognizing how the research-based objectives for development and learning include the knowledge, skills and behaviors that are most predictive of school success.
Using the central components of nurturing care and teaching to develop practices that respond to the needs of the children and families in your program.
Being prepared to implement routines and experiences that promote the development and learning of infants, toddlers, and twos.
Explaining how to plan intentionally while remaining flexible to provide responsive care-giving.
Kate Werling, Early Childhood Consultant with Teaching Strategies, facilitated the training. The training was centered around “Creative Curriculum for Infants, Toddlers
& Twos Vol. 1, 2, & 3”. Additionally, the workbook/DVD for “Observation: The Key to
Responsive Teaching” was also used. The training took place at the Holiday Inn
Express in Wallace. Participants from the following counties attended the training:
Alexander, Anson, Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett, Jones,
Moore, Onslow, Pender, Richmond, Rowan, Rockingham, Sampson, Stanly, Wake,
Wilkes, and Wilson.
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What you'll need:
Clear plastic 8 oz cups
Ribbon or fabric
Black and orange sharpie
Low-fat white popcorn
Snowman Popcorn Cups
How to make your Snowman Popcorn Cup
Draw eyes, mouth and buttons with the black sharpie onto the cup.
Draw a sideways triangle with the orange sharpie for the nose onto the cup.
Tie a ribbon for a scarf.
Fill the cup with the popcorn.
For more great ideas, please visit www.creativekidssnacks.com
Clay Pot Snowman Craft
The clay pot snowman is a great winter decoration for your porch, table top or window seal. Kids will love being able to use clay pots to make an original craft.
What you'll need:
Small clay pot
Medium sized clay pot
White and black paint
2 googly eyes
Blue 3-D paint
Orange felt or construction paper
How to make your Clay Pot Snowman Craft
Paint the medium sized pot white and the small pot black and set aside to dry.
Turn the black pot upside down and glue a strip of red ribbon on top of the rim of the pot.
Turn the white pot upside down and place the black pot onto of it as the hat.
Glue two eyes onto the white pot.
Cut a small triangle out of orange felt and glue it onto the white pot under the eyes.
Dip the handle end of the paint brush into black paint and use it to make dots in the shape of a smile under the orange nose.
Use the blue 3-D paint to write "Let it snow" on the bottom rim of the white pot.
For more great ideas, please visit www.allkidsnetwork.com
Annual License Fee :
Be sure you have paid your licensing fee! Always keep a copy for your records. **Failure to pay your
Annual License Fee on time may result in administrative action, up to and including revocation of your child care license.
Criminal Records Checks :
Make sure that any person currently working in your child care facility has a current CRC letter on file. Centers & FCCHs: Anyone hired to work in your child care must have this letter BEFORE they may begin work. FCCHs: Persons living in your home over the age of 15 must have a CRC letter on file.
For more information go to the DCDEE website,
www.ncchildcare.nc.gov. or contact your licensing consultant.
Be sure to send a copy of your fire inspection to the licensing consultant as soon as you get it done. Send this to:
Carla Hanchey-Edwards PO Box 447 Wallace, NC 28466.
Beginning July 1, 2015, North Carolina’s immunization requirements for school attendance will be making some changes to the already existing requirement, according to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human
Services Division of Public Health Immunization Branch.
The revision was approved May 14, 2014 in North Carolina
Administrative Code 10A NCAC 41A.0401 to more closely align NC requirements with the current Advisory
Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) national recommendations that is being practiced across the United
States. These guidelines will affect children in the age range of 4-6 years of age, entry into
Kindergarten and also entering 7th grade.
For additional information regarding the new vaccine requirements for the 2015-2016 school year, please contact your local health department or your health care provider. You may also contact the NC Immunization Branch at 919-707-5550 or via email at [email protected]
Martin Luther King, Jr., Author Unknown
You faced injustice, hate, and strife.
You fought for what should be.
You risked and finally gave your life,
So others could be free.
You could have hated, but you chose
To love and understand,
Rejecting violence to oppose
An evil in our land.
You’d not inflame, but still inspire,
With hope that wouldn’t yield.
You called for boycotts, not for fire,
With faith your only shield.
You marched in protest for the poor
Of every shade and hue.
So many hardships you’d endure
For those who needed you.
You stirred a nation’s heart and mind;
Your message is till clear:
That color’s not how we’re defined.
Your memory’s always near.
Each year your birth’s a holiday.
The nation honors you,
And wonder when we’ll see the day
Your dream at last comes true.
Submitted by: Toni Hudson, Training
Teddy Bear Toast
Peanut butter or Nutella
Whole wheat bread
Start by toasting the piece of bread in the toaster then spread the creamy peanut butter all over it. Cut up the banana into slices and put two a the top corners and one in the middle. Add three raisins making the bear’s eyes and nose. This is a great way to sneak in some healthy options without them complaining. Such a cute and fun snack!
Pulled from: www.craftymorning.com
01-12-15 Learning About the
Affordable Care Act
01-15-15 Who Needs The Mess
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
See memo below
1.5 Credit Hours
1.5 Credit Hours
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm 1.5 Credit Hours $5.00
Child Abuse &
Neglect by Jackie
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Must be registered to attend.
2.0 Credit Hours No Fee
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 2.0 Credit Hours $5.00
Learning about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
On January 12th, members of the child care community will have two opportunities to learn about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in addition to receiving one-on-one assistance with
Health Insurance enrollment.
Samirra Wise--a Certified Application Counselor with the Early Educators and Affordable
Care Act CONNECT program--will visit Duplin County, specifically to lend her expertise for those who may still have questions about the Affordable Care Act or who need help navigating through the process of obtaining insurance. Join us for these exciting events to learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace.
Child care directors and administrators are invited to be a part of a discussion on the ACA from 12pm - 1:30pm; while all Duplin county Early Educators* are encouraged to attend a training from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Both presentations are
and 1.5 In-Service credit hours will be granted to evening attendees. Appointments for enrollment assistance that day can be made as well.
Contact Toni Hudson at 910-296-2000 to register.
The goal of our training is to relay the importance of health insurance and how it contributes to the continuity of care in the classrooms; to introduce the construct of the Affordable Care Act law and how it relates to individuals & families; to reveal what is required of child care facilities; and finally how to begin the process of enrollment.
Duplin County Partnership for Children is a 501(c) 3 private, nonprofit organization. Therefore, all donations are tax deductible. All contributions are appreciated. If you would like to make a contribution, make checks payable to the Duplin County Partnership for Children.
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Your donation will help ensure that young children in
Car Seat Workshop
Date: January 16, 2015
Time: 9:00 am
For more information, please call 910-296-2000.
149 Limestone Road
PO Box 989
Kenansville, NC 28349
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