Volume 8, Issue 4
107 West Main Street
Whiteville, NC 28472

November 2020
The mission of the Early Learning Facility (ELF) is to assist in the development of pre-literacy skills by promoting reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing for children ages birth to five. 

ELF membership is required to check out resources from the lending library. Annual dues are just $5 for individuals; $10 for family childcare homes; $25 for child care facilities with less than 50 children and $30 for large centers and community organizations

(We are temporarily suspending ELF membership fees to Columbus County child care facilities and family child care homes due to the pandemic; however, we will continue to charge for lamination & other materials.
Membership fees may be waived for families experiencing hardships).

Daylight savings time ends soon, don't forget to change your clocks back one hour on November 1st
November 3rd is Election Day.
We have books to teach children about the Election.
Call today to reserve yours!
The Columbus County Partnership for Children & The Early Learning Facility will be closed for Veteran's Day November 11th. Thank you to all those who have served our country!
The Columbus County Partnership for Children & The Early Learning Facility will be closed for Thanksgiving
November 26 & 27

Feeling overwhelmed due to the changes of the Covid-19 Pandemic?
Learn how to manage your stress levels during these uncertain times. These skills will also help young children. Sign up for a 14-hour training or drop in on a 1-hour Listening Circle. Individuals completing the 14-hour training will receive a special incentive and a certificate of completion. Call 910-499-4546 to register for the 14-hour training. Follow this link to join the 1-hour Listening Circles tiny.cc/RFRCalendar. For additional information email rosa.bolden@columbussmartstart.org

Talk Like a Pirate Day
Many of our child care facilities, family child care homes, and community members had fun participating in the recent Talk Like a Pirate Day. Many pirate books were read, some children dressed up like pirates, everyone reported they had a blast creating pirates with the grab & go craft packs, they also had fun talking like pirates! Each child who participated received a treasure from the treasure chest.
Hurry don't miss out!
It's time to sign up for the Upcoming Remote Holiday Story Time and
Grab & Go Craft Pack

Call the ELF today @ 910-212-6352 to reserve your Holiday themed book for check out and your Grab & Go Craft Pack. Deadline to sign up is November 6th! We will schedule a contactless curbside pick up for the first week in December. The following week you will read the book to your child/children and create the craft together. Everything you will need for the craft will be in the Grab & Go craft pack. It's that simple! The next week we will schedule a contactless curbside drop off to return the book.

Remember, we will deliver to child care facilities & family child care homes. Call Jennifer @ 910-212-6352 for details and to schedule your delivery.
We want to see you use our contactless curbside service at the ELF. We have over 3500 books and resources available to check out! Call the Early Learning Facility at
(910) 212-6352 to schedule a contactless curbside pick up/drop off.

You may view available items online and reserve your selections by visiting www.ELF.rmwebopac.com

Directors & Teachers, remember we will come to you! Contact the ELF @ (910) 212-6352 to schedule a time for us to do a contactless curbside drop off delivery/pick up. 
We have many Thanksgiving themed books. Call today to reserve your!
World Kindness Day is November 13th. With all that we have going on in our world today with the pandemic it's a great opportunity to help your child learn how to show acts of kindness. Here are a few safe suggestions during social distancing times.

Draw or color a picture and mail it to someone.
Say Thank You.
Call a relative to say Hi.
Call and check on a elderly person.
Tell the people you love that you love them.
Give your parents/caregivers a hug.
Donate a toy to charity.
Help with chores.
Donate a book to the library/Early Learning Facility.

Smart Start Virtual Story Time

Columbus County Partnership for Children (Smart Start), in collaboration with Whiteville City Schools as part of Let's Read! Columbus, welcomes you to Smart Start Virtual Story Time!
Join us as we bring these stories to life!
Access these stories at your convenience (24/7)!
Read along if you have the books!
New stories will be posted weekly!
Access on Facebook @ColumbusSmartStart
Access on the web @ www.columbussmartstart.com

These stories are brought to you directly from the Smart Start Early Learning Facility! 
(Written temporary permission has been granted by Penguin-Random House dated 08.26.20)

Amazon makes it SO EASY to donate to Columbus County Partnership for Children with each purchase you make.

Here is how it works: Click the link (smile.amazon.com/ch/56-1966108) and choose Columbus County Partnership for Children as your charitable organization on the AmazonSmile "supporting" banner along the top left of the page. On your laptop or computer, visit smile.amazon.com and bookmark it to your favorites or sidebar. Use the AmazonSmile bookmark whenever you shop on Amazon.

On your mobile device, visit smile.amazon.com and add it as a shortcut to your home screen. Amazon’s mobile apps don’t work with AmazonSmile so be sure to use the shortcut on your home screen to launch AmazonSmile in your mobile browser before purchasing the items in your cart.
Click on the text box for the most up to date list of CCPC Staff Contact Information.
Your donation is a great way to get involved with the community and the best way to make a difference in the future of a child. Columbus County Partnership for Children accepts donations of services, products, and monetary contributions.

Donations are tax deductible to the extent
allowed by law.