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

Kaleidoscope Play and Learn® is a FREE weekly playgroup for young children birth to age 5 and their parents and/or caregivers.   Many parents rely on family and good friends to care for their children while they are at work. 

Family, friend, and neighbor caregivers are an essential option for child care. Kaleidoscope has emerged as  a strategy to support these parents and caregivers and the children in their care  by helping them  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.

Weekly Sessions:  Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:30 am
Located at:  New Testament Child Development Center 
2603 Goldmine Road, Monroe, NC 28110

Abby's Treasure Hunt - A Union County Storybook is now availabl e. 

Need an Easter basket gift, birthday keepsake, reward for good grades?  
Grab your copy today and support early childhood programs!
Stop by our office to pick up or give us a call 704.226.1407.

It is a tale of Abby and her Grandmother as they experience many historical places in the community. The book is designed for children ages 3 through 3rd grade and beyond.  

The storybook will support early childhood programs such as 
Motheread®, Breastfeeding Support, 
 the Nurturing Parenting Program and many more. 

Jackie Smosky is a participant in the Motheread® program funded by Alliance for Children and facilitated through the Literacy Council of Union County.  Click video link below.

Motheread Program

Motheread® meets twice a week for eight weeks. The next class begins April 8th at Benton Heights Elementary School. For more information and to sign up contact Jeni Llerena at 704.226.1429 Classes are offered in both English and Spanish.
THINK BABIES™ focused on Early Care and Education during the month of March. Topics include: Affordable child care, availability of child care sites, better compensation for infant-toddler teachers, and high quality child care. 
We need a solution to address the acute shortage of quality infant toddler care which exists in almost every county in the state.   Less than 20% of the infant-toddler population can be served in the existing supply of licensed programs. #ThinkBabiesNC
Working families need access to affordable, high-quality child care for their babies, but the annual average cost of infant care in NC is more expensive than the annual cost of public college tuition, rent, or food and transportation.  #ThinkBabiesNC

Click  Think Babies to learn more.  

Want to make a difference and be part of the conversation in Raleigh. Register to attend Strolling Thunder: A Think Babies™ NC Advocacy Day on April 9th.   Click here to register .

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: 

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