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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

To support our goal that all children enter school ready to succeed, we fund one program model called Parents as Teachers that can be adapted to each community and family. All of these services are available in Spanish. Parents as Teachers is a home-based family literacy model that serves families with children age 1-4. Program coordinators conduct home visits with parents to improve parenting skills so parents can teach their own children the skills they need. Other services offered include parent education meetings, weekly group sessions for parents and children to attend together, and pre-K parent education meetings. Coordinators work one on one with the parent and the child in the home. Developmental assessments are conducted, and parents are referred to services. In some communities, the program also assists parents in furthering their own education by offering GED, English as a Second Language classes or computer classes.


Making an impact: This past year 272 families participated in Parents as Teachers through 1,229 home visits. 

Each community’s program coordinator is certified in the Parents as Teachers curriculum in either English or Spanish, or both. Listed below is each community’s program coordinator, with the location for that program listed in parentheses:

  • Archdale-Trinity Parents as Teachers (Randolph County Partnership for Children
    Alex Chavez, Parents as Teachers Program Coordinator, 336-861-6770;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Franklinville-Ramseur Parents as Teachers  (Randolph County Library) 
    Amanda Ratliff, Parents as Teachers Program Coordinator, 336-824-4144;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it g
  • Liberty Parents as Teachers (Randolph County Schools) 
    Jennifer Beasley, Program Coordinator, 336-622-8282;  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

The Incredible Years
Andréa Matuté, 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 has launched  a new program designed for parents with children ages 3-6 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 weaknesses. 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 and transportation assistance is provided. The program is offered at the Early Childhood DevelopmentCenter-Asheboro, and at the Randleman Enrichment Center. To learn more or enroll, contact Andrea Matuté 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, 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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