Alliance for Children
P.O Box 988
Monroe, NC 28110
704.226.1407
BE ACTIVE KIDS 


NC Pre-K Teachers and Directors in Union County were all smiles learning about Be Active Kids , an award winning, signature program of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. This innovative, interactive health program for children ages birth to five is available to adults working in child care centers, child care homes, and schools across North Carolina.

As a follow up activity, from the training, teachers were provided beach balls and an activity sheet titled, "50 Things To Do with a Beach Ball".
Their assignment was to send Suzanne Walters, NC Pre-K Program Administrator pictures of a classroom beach ball activity. Mrs. Tarlton shared pictures of her NC Pre-K students being active and working together as a team with their beach balls.

Click to learn more about BE ACTIVE KIDS
UNION COUNTY CHRISTMAS PARADE  
MARKS 65TH YEAR
  

 
It was a perfect day for the 65th Annual Union County Christmas Parade   
on Sunday, November 18th, 2018  in Downtown Monroe.
Best Overall Entry - Union Academy Lower School (pictured)
Best High School Marching Band - Cuthbertson Cavaliers
Best Faith Based Entry - Seventh Day Adventist Church of Monroe
Best Scout Entry - Cub Scout Pack 43 of Marshville
 
THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 PARADE SPONSORS 

Presenting Sponsors

Event Sponsors
Robbins and Associates                    Sodoma Law
Lehnhardt Price Family Law                 Hargett Electric            
  Union Power Cooperative                    City of Monroe        
         Shops at Nottingham                     WDZD-FM
Union County Public Schools                Trash Control, Inc.                             Hargett Electric                        Ludwig Industries 

This year's parade was dedicated to the memory of long-time 
parade volunteer and friend Gail Privette. 

The parade was filmed by Cuthbertson and Monroe High School film students. 
Look for the video coming soon...
to the U nion County Christmas Parade Facebook page.                 

Think Babies - A Focus for Alliance for Children
Our brains grow faster between the ages of 0 and 3 than at any later point in our lives. We need to invest in programs and policies that support early brain development in infants and toddlers, because they yield significant returns in the long run through more years of education, more employment, and better health as an adult. 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. And with your help, we can make sure that our elected officials make babies a priority. We have a chance to create a world in which babies and parents have what they need to thrive and reach their fullest potential.
Join the Think Babies™ campaign and be part of the team that's fighting for their future.   Sign up for campaign updates.  
Parents did you know you can sign your child up for free books? Or do you know of a child care community, Sunday School group or organization that would like to partner with us to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to children in Union County?  Children must be younger than 5.   Give us a call at 704.226.1407 for more information. Each child we sign up gets a free reading buddy courtesy of Alliance for Children and PetSmart. 
Nurturing Parenting Program
J ohn, a dad of 2 small children, had been the victim of domestic violence from his children's mother. He would often use himself as a shield so the kids, ages 2 & 3, would not be the ones receiving mom's physical abuse. In the course of the Nurturing Parenting Program, funded by Alliance for Children and the help he received, John was able to secure employment, move out of the motel room he was staying in and into an apartment, and obtain a 50B protective order against the mom. He stated at graduation that he not only grew as a dad, but as a man and it was worth being a role model to his kids. He said that his own father didn't actually play with him, and he didn't want to be like that. John now enjoys coming home from work, getting on the floor with his kids, and playing with them and their toys. 
Parenting Support and Nurturing Parenting Program provides intense parenting education sessions for families struggling with the parenting role or who are experiencing the early stages of child maltreatment.

YOU CAN HELP CHANGE THE FUTURE ONE CHILD AT A TIME 
We love our monthly donors, they are the backbone of our funding.
You can make life-changing events possible for children in our community, either through a monthly donation or a one time gift.
You can make a difference!!!  Click DONATE