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Annual Appeal Update
We are still full steam ahead in our Annual Appeal Campaign! Through generous donors we have raised $25,296 o f our  $50,000 goal. Be a part of the change in our community Donate Today






Triple P
We are expanding our Positive Parenting Program (Trip le P) providers! Cassie Karriker, our onsite inclusion special ist
will soon be  accredited in Stepping Stones Triple P, a program designed for families who have children with disabilities and display disruptive behaviors. It can delivered in any of the four ways: Selected Seminars, Primary Care, Group and Standard Triple P.
Triple P  is an evidence-based parenting program that gives parents simple, effective strategies to help buil d positive parent-child relationships so parents can confidently manage their child(ren)'s challenging behavior. "Triple P is currently used in more than 25 countries and has been sh own to work across cultures, socio-economic groups and in many different kinds of family structures" ~ Triple P website.
For additional information or to request Triple P services Click Here

Trainings/Events


Monday, February 19, 2018 
Receive $100 in materials



Tune in February 20th @ 8:45pm
Dr. Magryta will be talking about Gut Brain
Connection and Healthy Eating



February 22, 10:30am-Noon



March 6th, 6:00-8:30pm






Partners In Learning offers a Wellness Program for it's staff! Partners In Learning encourages staff to stay active and eat healthy and will even help cover a portion of an employee's gym membership. Our Chef, Timothy Honeycutt, prepares delicious healthy meals and snack daily for our students and staff. 




February is Heart Health Awareness Month

1:4 deaths are caused by heart disease

1:100 babies are born with a heart defect

 

Our Staff wore red to show support and awareness for heart health!

 

 



WE HAVE OPENINGS!






Developmental Fun Fact

"The ability to successfully capture someone's attention is a fundamental social skill and provides the foundation for future success in social settings and relationships. Children use a variety of ways to get attention and will often resort to techniques they find most effective, such as yelling or whining. You can teach your child the way that you want him to get your attention (such as tapping you on the shoulder) and then reward him when that behavior occurs. When you take the time at home to build on the skills your child is learning at school, you reinforce these positive skills and create a solid social foundation for your child which will help to reduce challenging behaviors." TACSEI
For more helpful tips visit the CSEFEL website!  

Teacher of the Month at Novant

Meliya Harris

"I nominate Meliya to be Teacher of the Month because she is not only an amazing person but she is an awesome teacher. The dedication,patience and passion she shows to every child, not just in her class but to all the children are  golden qualities that makes her such a unique teacher." - April Pearman


    



Teacher of the Month at Catawba

Salina Hipps

"I started working with Mrs. Salina & I enjoyed it very much. She's great with the children, always in a happy mood, & so polite ☺ She is always willing to help me and anyone else from our PIL family with any thing that we may need help with. I've only known her for a short period of time but I can tell Mrs. Salina is a beautiful person inside & out!" ~ Kim Moran



 
See What's on the Blog! 

08-10-2017
Whose job is it to teach a child to read? Many people would say that it is the teacher's job to teach children to read.  However, reading starts at birth and it is the  parents  job to instill a love for reading in their children. When children enter school with a love for books and the written word; their chances of success is unmeasured!  So, what does this look like? Here are ten ways that you can encourage your child to love reading.  This should be done very early and regularly.

03-13-2017
How young is too young to start monitoring our children's developmental milestones?   To answer this question, we must first know what a developmental milestone is.   Developmental milestones are actually the things that your child should be doing at certain ages. There are actually many websites that talk about developmental milestones and you can find a checklist for your child at any age...

02-04-2017 11:02:05 AM
As parents and caregivers, we tend to do things for our children that they can actually be taught to do for themselves.  This is especially important for children with special needs.  The sooner we can teach self-help/independence skills, the soon our children can become independent.  In the below video this little girl is learning that [...]...»

01-24-2017 08:07:45 AM
Every parent wants their child to grow up to be happy productive adults. Every parent wants what's best for their child.  But, how often do we think about what that really look like? When I go with my youth from church to summer camp, I always ask them to make a list of the top [...]...»

12-02-2016 11:17:43 AM
Join PIL at Novant on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 10:30am to 12:00pm for play group! This is an opportunities for children to play, learn and grow, and for parents to receive much needed support. Contact Tonya Jenkins Correll for additional information at tonya@epartnersinlearning.org January 12, 2017 at 10:30am to 12:00pm [...]...»

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