Alliance for Children
P.O Box 988
Monroe, NC 28110
2018 Union County Christmas Parade
65th Union County Christmas Parade Video from 2018

Plans are underway for the 66th Annual Union County Christmas Parade.   
Can you believe the parade is less than 3 months away?
Don't let time sneak up on you and your organization. 
Mark your calendar and make your parade plans today!!!
The event will be held on Sunday,  November 24th in historic Downtown Monroe.  Your organization will love being part of this fun community wide event!
Have you considered being a parade sponsor, putting your business in front of thousands of parade goers. Your sponsorship will  support the 66th year of parade tradition and Alliance for Children programs serving children birth to age 5 in Union County. 

Call us today for more information about sponsorship, parade entry, vendor or volunteer opportunities! 


Farm to ECE (Early Childhood Education)
Farm to ECE (Early Childhood Education) at New Testament Child Development Center had a great time with Chef Marcus from the NC Cooperative Extension a few weeks ago. They prepared a fresh mixed green salad with peaches, mint and homemade vinaigrette dressing. The salad provided lots of flavor for young palettes, some gave the salad a thumbs up while a few gave it a thumbs down. They had a great time cutting, tossing, slicing and mixing all the ingredients to prepare their salad! Thanks again Chef Marcus for the food prep class!

Alliance for Children has been piloting the Farm to ECE program at New Testament Child Development Center along with Union County Cooperative Extension and Smart Start MASTERS. Children in the program planted seeds, watched the vegetables grow and then harvested and ate the produce in the classroom. They have been hosting visitors from the farming community and taking food ideas home to share with their families. 

NC Pre-K Teachers excited for 2019-2020
NC Pre-K kicked off the new year with teacher orientation...they learned new activities to strengthen their students' fine motor skills and enhance their ability to move small muscles with improved hand and eye coordination. Thanks to Brittney Watts and the PT/OT staff of Milestone Therapy, Inc. for teaming up to support our teachers and students! Welcome back NC Pre-K staff!

The North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program is a free, high quality program designed to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-old children.   Numerous studies have shown that students who participate in a high quality pre-kindergarten program are more likely to succeed in grades K-12 and throughout their lives.

To learn about eligibility or obtain an application, click on the link: For more information or questions contact Suzanne Walters at 704.226.1407.

Parenting Education improves Child Outcomes

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