As the holiday season approaches, Duplin County Partnership for

As the holiday season approaches, Duplin County Partnership for

Duplin County Partnership for Children

As the holiday season approaches,

Duplin County Partnership for Children would

Inside this issue:

Toy Safety/Car Seat Safety Tips 2-3

Christmas at Twilight

like to take this opportunity to thank you


for your business and support. May your

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Providers Corner

lots of joy, peace, health, happiness


We look forward to working with you in 2017.

Merry Christmas Greetings from the staff of

Duplin County Partnership for Children.


Christmas and

New Year

holidays, DCPC will be closing at

12:00 p.m. on

Friday, December

23, 2016 and closed on Monday,

December 26, 2016.

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Toy Safety

Before shopping for toys, consider the child’s age, interest, and skill level.

When shopping, read labels. Look for well-made toys and follow the age and safety information on the warning labels.

Keep toys with small parts away from children under age 3. They can choke on small toys and parts.

Carefully read instructions for assembly and use of toys.

Always remove and discard all packaging from a toy before giving it to a baby or small child.

Supervise children when they play and set good examples of safe play. A toy intended for an older child may be dangerous in the hands of a younger child.

Remind caregivers, including grandparents, of play-related safety concerns.

Separate and store toys by age levels.

Teach children to put toys away after

 playing. Safe storage prevents falls and other injuries.

Check old and new toys regularly for damages such as sharp edges or small parts. Make any repairs immediately or throw away damaged toys.

Sign up to receive product recalls with the Consumer Product Safety

Commission at

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Seguridad de los Juguetes

Antes de comprar los juguetes, considere la edad, el interés y el nivel de destreza del niño.

Cuando los compre, lea las etiquetas.

Busque juguetes bien hechos y siga la información de edad y seguridad en las etiquetas de advertencia.

Mantenga alejados de los niños menores de 3 años los juguetes con partes. pequeñas. Ellos puede asfixiarse con los juguetes pequeños o con las partes de los juguetes.

Lea cuidadosamente las instrucciones de ensamblaje y de uso de los juguetes.

Siempre quite y tire a la basura el envoltorio del juguete antes de entregárselo a un bebé o a un niño pequeño.

Supervise a los niños cuando jueguen y establezca buenos ejemplos de un juego seguro. Un juguete para un niño mayor puede ser peligrosos en las manos de un niño pequeño.

Recuerde a quienes cuidan a los niños, incluyendo a los abuelos, sobre los asuntos de seguridad relacionados con el juego.

Separe y almacene los juguetes por niveles de edad. Enseñe a los niños a guardar los juguetes después de jugar.

Un almacenamiento seguro previene las caídas y otras heridas.

Revise regularmente los juguetes viejos y nuevos para detectar daños como bordes afilados o pequeñas partes. Haga inmediatamente cualquier reparación o bote a la basura los juguetes dañados.

Inscríbase en la Comisión de Seguridad del Producto para le Consumidor para recibir información sobre los productos retirados del mercado en

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As temperatures start to dip we bundle our children up to prepare them for the elements, but even with good intentions, a bulky coat and a car seat is a dangerous combination.

We all want to keep our children warm while traveling in the car, but there are ways to safely transport children in the cold weather while still keeping them warm.

As a general rule, winter coats should not be worn underneath the harness of a car seat. A bulky coat under a child seat harness can result in the harness being too loose to be effective in a crash. Here is a simple way to check if your child's coat is too big and bulky to wear under their harness:

Put the coat on your child, sit them in the child seat and fasten the harness. Tighten the

harness until you can no longer pinch any of the harness webbing with your thumb and forefinger.

Without loosening the harness, remove your child from the child seat.

Take the coat off, and put your child back in the child seat and buckle the harness

straps, which are still adjusted as they were when he was wearing the coat.

If you can now pinch the webbing between your thumb and forefinger, then the coat is

too bulky to be worn under the harness.

If you find that the coat can’t be safely worn under the harness, here are a couple things you can do to keep your child safe and warm in his/her child seat:

After securing your child in his/her child seat, turn the coat

around and put it on backward with their arms through the arm holes and the back of the coat acting like a blanket

Lay a blanket over your child to keep him/her warm.

One of the most common misuse conditions seen in child seats is that the harness is too loose and wearing a big winter coat under the harness is just one of the potential causes. It is very important that the harness is tight enough that you can't pinch the webbing between your thumb and forefinger. Extra slack in the harness can be very dangerous; it can lead to too much excursion or even ejection during a crash.

For more information, please visit

Duplin County Partnership for Children would like to thank everyone who visited, participated, contributed, sponsored and/or volunteered to help make our booth at Christmas at Twilight 2016 a success as we continue to reach out to Duplin County children and families. If you were unable to join us at the event, parents may visit the Partnership office located at 149 Limestone Road, Kenansville between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Duplin County Partnership for Children invites all parents and teachers in Duplin County to join our Early Childhood Lending Library. We have enrichment activities and books for children ages

0-12. Individual memberships are available for free. For more information on the library, please call Karen Pacheco (910) 296-2000.

Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Resources Available:

Children’s Books

Music CDs

Parenting Resources

C hildcare

P rovider

R esource s

Prop Boxes

School age/ homeschool resources

Workroom with:


Ellison Die Cut


Other Materials

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1-2 sheets of puff pastry

1/4 cup cream cheese

3 tbsp. of sugar

3 tbsp. of cinnamon

1 apple

1 tbsp. of lemon juice

3 tbsp. of water


Take out the core and thinly slice the apple.

Combine the apple slices with lemon juice and water in a bowl and microwave 3 minutes.

Cool the bowl in some ice water. Pat dry the apple slices of excess moisture and set aside.

Roll out the puff pastry and cut into 4 even strips

Spread cream cheese and sprinkle on sugar onto the puff pastry strips.

Arrange the apple slices and sprinkle cinnamon on top.

Fold the pastry puff in half lengthwise and roll them up. Place in greased muffin tins.

Bake for 40 minutes at 375 degrees.



6 lasagna sheets

4 oz. of frozen spinach

7 oz. of cottage cheese

3 tbsp. of cheddar


4 oz. of mozzarella


1 egg

1 clove of garlic

Salt and pepper to taste

10 oz. of tomato sauce

Drizzle of olive oil

Parsley to taste



Boil the lasagna noodles until done.

Cut in half lengthwise.

Peel an dice the garlic.

Combine the garlic, spinach cottage

cheese, cheddar cheese, egg, salt

and pepper. Mix until combined.

Top the lasagna strips with the spinach mixture and roll

them up.

Spread half the tomato sauce onto the bottom of a square

pan. Place the lasagna rolls into the pan with the seams facing down. Pour the rest of the tomato sauce on top.

Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

Bake at 400 degrees F for twenty minutes and until cheese

is melted. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on parsley.

Do you know that you could be fined $695 per person if you don’t have health insurance in 2017?

Do you also know that you may qualify for reduced-price health insurance? Find out by contacting Duplin

County’s Certified

Marketplace Navigator,

Sophia Sterling at


Ms. Sterling will be in

Beulaville, Rose Hill and

Kenansville during ACA

Open Enrollment from

November 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017.

During Open Enrollment you will have the opportunity to enroll in quality, affordable health coverage or renew your current plan if you already have coverage through the Health

Insurance Marketplace on Thursdays from

11:00 am - 5:45 pm.

About 85% of both current Marketplace consumers and

Marketplace-eligible uninsured Americans qualify for tax credits that help make coverage more affordable.

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Come Join In (Preschool)

When: December 08, 2016

Where: DCPC

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Cost: $5.00

Supporting Transitions

When: December 13, 2016

Where: DCPC

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Cost: $5.00


When: January 12, 2017

Where: DCPC

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Cost: $5.00

Child Abuse & Neglect

When: January 24, 2017

Where: Duplin Commons

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Please call to register!

Providers if you need First Aid & CPR, please contact Karen Pacheco at

910-296-2000. There is a training scheduled for December 12, 2016 beginning at 6:30 pm. Limited space. Please call to register.

Fingerprints are done on Wednesdays by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please contact Karen Pacheco at 910-296-2000.

Annual License Fee Invoice Amounts

Family Child Care Homes $52.00

Centers (capacity of 0-12) $52.00

Centers (capacity of 13-50) $187.00

Centers (capacity of 51-100) $375.00

Centers (capacity of 101+) $600.00

Information from:

Invoices for 2016 Annual

License Fee have been mailed out. This fee applies to the

current calendar year.

(January 2016 - December

2016) Payment, in full, must be paid ONLINE


December 15, 2016.

Donor Levels:






$1000 +







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.




Daytime phone (____) ___________________

Amount enclosed ___$100 ___$50 __$25


Your donation will help ensure that young children in

Duplin County are healthy, safe, and ready for school.

Car Seat Workshop

Date: December 16, 2016

Where: DCPC

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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