family-support


The Partnership for Children is committed to helping families do their best. The programs we fund give families the opportunity to:

  • Learn more about their child’s development
  • Improve their parenting skills
  • Promote family literacy
  • Find resources for their child’s needs
  • Help their child get prepared for kindergarten

 

Parents as Teachers

Alex Chavez, Parents as Teachers Parent Educator, 336-861-6770, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Amanda Ratliff, Parents as Teachers Parent Educator, 336-824-4144, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

To support our goal that all children enter school ready to succeed, we fund a program called Parents as Teachers (PAT) that is easily individualized to meet each family's needs.  Parents as Teachers, funded through Randolph County Library, is a free, home-based family support program that serves  Randolph County families with children ages 0-5. Parent Educators meet with parents and children in their homes to goal-set with parents and help them increase their knowledge of child development, school readiness, and parenting skills.  All home visits are one-on-one and center on parents learning new skills through discussion and parent-child activities.  Parents can then use those activities to practice skills with their children.  All families who take part in PAT are able to attend free monthly group meetings offered at locations in various parts of the county. These group meetings are fun for both parents and children, focusing on  simple and easy activities that enhance a child's development, opportunities for shared reading, and a fun learning component for parents.  Refreshments are offered at these meetings and all children are welcome.  Parent Educators conduct developmental assessments for each enrolled child and families are referred to services as needed.  The program also assists parents in furthering their own education by linking parents to GED, English as a Second Language classes or computer classes.  All PAT services are available in English and Spanish; families who speak other languages can also be accomodated.


Making an impact: This past year, 96 families participated in Parents as Teachers through 950 home visits.

 

The Incredible Years
Andréa Moore, Bi-lingual Parent Educator; 336-259-6265;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Yvette Cook, Part-time Parent Educator

In conjunction with the Family Service of the Piedmont, the Randolph County Partnership for Children offers a program designed for parents with children ages 3-5 who would like to learn more positive parents methods or who are struggling with their young child’s negative behaviors and wish to learn strategies and skills to promote positive behaviors in their child. The Incredible Years Parenting Program is a 14-week, evidence-based education curriculum designed to improve positive parenting skills.  The program is designed to build on parents' strengths and address areas of growth. The objectives for the children are to strengthen social and academic competence, reduce behavior problems and increase positive interactions with peers, teachers and parents. While parents meet with the facilitators, their children play. There is no cost to participate. Child care, meals and transportation assistance are provided at each meeting. The program is offered throughout Randolph County. To learn more or enroll, contact Andrea Moore at 336-259-6265 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Reach Out and Read 
Shannon McCrary, Program Coordinator, 336-629-2128 ex.28; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Reach Out and Read is a literacy program implemented in collaboration with Randolph Medical Associates-Pediatrics in Asheboro, Liberty, Randleman and Archdale, Asheboro Children's Health, and Archdale-Trinity Pediatrics. Doctors "prescribe" reading to parents and children during well child check-ups. Children receive a developmentally appropriate book at each visit. Reach Out and Read promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud with children. The research-tested, evidence-based model builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children, beginning at 6 months of age. The Reach Out and Read program “prescribes” books at the 6-month checkup and continues through age 5. By working with pediatric care providers who encourage families to read together, children grow up with books and a love for reading.


Making an impact: This past year 3,383 children and families were prescribed books by local pediatricians through Reach Out and Read.

 

 

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