Alliance for Children
P.O Box 988
Monroe, NC 28110

Alliance for Children is piloting a new program. Kaleidoscope Play and Learn® is a FREE weekly playgroup for young children birth to age 5 and their caregiver. The intent of the program is to provide parents, family, friends and neighbors with resources and support so they can provide high quality child care and development opportunities. The program is designed to help caregivers understand how the time they spend with young children can positively affect each child's growth and brain development.

33-55% of children under the age of 5 are cared for by Family, Friend and Neighbor caregivers.

Sessions begin:  Wednesday, February 6th 10:00 - 11:30 am
Located at:  New Testament Child Development Center 
2603 Goldmine Road, Monroe, NC 28110

Registration is not required but recommended. Space is limited.  To register or for information call: Kim at Alliance for Children 704.226.1407


Join us for Abby's Treasure Hunt - A Union County Storybook launch party. That's right! Alliance for Children has written a book with the help of 
several community leaders. Guests will be treated to a magical evening of local flair, entertainment and experiences in Union County while helping Alliance for Children raise funds for childhood programs 
through this keepsake book available for sale. 
Mark your calendars for March 15th for A Union County 
Storybook Launch Party at The View at Emerald Lake Golf Club. 
Tickets and Books available at: Eventbrite

Keep up with the latest news about the book and event 
on Facebook at: A Union County Storybook

This fundraiser will support early childhood programs such as 
Motheread®, Breastfeeding Support, 
and the Nurturing Parenting Program.

A Think Babies Breakfast for Business and Community Leaders Resonated with Attendees
Michele Rivest, Executive Director, NC Child Care Coalition; Susan Butler-Staub, Professor and Early Childhood Advocate; Linda Smith, Executive Director, Alliance for Children.

Alliance for Children hosted a THINK BABIES™ breakfast for business and community leaders on January 25th at the Union County Chamber of Commerce. 

Susan Butler Staub, guest speaker, shared why we must focus our efforts on babies by supporting working mothers, gaining better access to quality child care and making it more affordable. The need for health insurance and overall support for working families along with time off for new mothers, accommodations for pregnant employees and home visits for new parents.
Did you know a  baby's early experiences shape the brain's architecture into a strong-or fragile-foundation for learning, health, and success in the workplace. Adverse early experiences, such as poverty, can weaken babies' brain development and follow them their entire lives. A state's ability to build a strong, competitive economy in an increasingly global marketplace is jeopardized when the future of so many young children is compromised. By evaluating these facts and  using them to improve relevant programs and services, North Carolina can re-prioritize infants, toddlers, and their families and change the future for all of us.
That's why ZERO TO THREE created the Think Babies™ campaign: to make their potential our national priority.  The science is clear: We must act now to ensure a positive future for generations to come. 

Funding provided by the NC Early Education Coalition and the Pritzker Children's Initiative National Collaborate for infants and Toddlers with support from ZERO TO THREE Think Babies™ Campaign.

Join the Think Babies™ campaign and be part of the team that's fighting for their future.   Sign up for campaign updates.  

Will your child be FOUR Years old by August 31, 2019?
Apply now for the 2019-20 NC Pre-K School Year!
Participating in NC Pre-K classes reap long lasting academic benefits for your child!  Click here for Eligibility & NC Pre-K applications 

Want to learn more about the benefits of NC Pre-K: 


Fran Hoover - Child Care Health Consultant showing students the importance of hand washing and keeping germs away.

The primary purpose of the Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) is to reduce the risk of illness and harm to children, promote optimal health in child care programs and to increase the capacity of community child care facilities to provide a safe and healthy environment.
Child Care Health Consultants assess health and safety environments in child care centers. They work with homes and centers to meet their goals to achieve high quality, safe, healthy child care environments.
CCHC's develop strategies for inclusion of children with special health care needs and provide detailed Health Plans and Emergency Care Plans for children with Chronic Conditions. 

The program supports early educators with preventing and managing injuries and infectious diseases and connects  families to community health resources.  It also p rovides up-to-date information on  regulations, best practices a nd provides health and safety training's to early educators and children.
The Child Care Health Consultant Program is provided through the Union County Health Department and funded by Alliance For Children. 

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