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Parents and Providers: URGENT NEWS!
Legislative changes for subsidy continues to impact parents and providers in our region. Please take a few minutes and share your thoughts and stories with us. Below you will find links to surveys and resources concerning these changes.
We encourage you to invite parents and child care providers to complete the survey below. Please note that there are different surveys for providers, parents, and child care administrators. Participants may complete the surveys on-line, or on the hard copies that you can share with them if that is a better method for your community. If you collect surveys, please enter the data, or contact Michele Rivest at the Coalition (NCChildCareCoalition@gmail.com) to let her know that you have surveys to submit for data entry. Hard copy surveys are due to the Coalition by the 30th of each month through December.
Thank you for participating in this study. Please note, as your circumstances change, please fill out the survey again to reflect those changes.
1) Provider Survey
2) Parent Survey
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ROLL AND READ ROLLS OVER FOR FUN
All local families are invited to join in on the fun!
Waynesville (September 19, 2014) – Pack the kids in the stroller and roll on over to Haywood County’s first-ever Roll and Read– Powered by Parents as Teachers. The focus is on physical well-being and early literacy. On September 19 from 10:30am to 12:00pm, Parents As Teachers will collaborate with the Waynesville Recreation Center and sponsor a walk along the Recreation Center nature trail. Parents and children can walk, bike, skate, push a stroller or pull a wagon from the Waynesville Recreation Center parking lot to the Waynesville Recreation Park, as well as enjoy select children’s stories at points along the way. The party is open to families with children of all ages, not just those participating in Parents as Teachers programs.
Roll and Read will also offer additional educational activities for families. This will include a “Safety House” provided by the Waynesville Fire Department to discuss fire safety, raffle prizes, and free books for children who attend. Additionally, trained staff will be on hand to discuss child development, suggest appropriate children’s books and answer other related questions parents may have.
This event is one of several being held in communities across the United States in September, as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of Parents as Teachers (PAT). Internationally, PAT provides curriculum and training to support families with children from pregnancy through kindergarten. In Haywood County, Parents As Teachers is funded by SmartStart and is based at KARE. Haywood PAT has been serving families since 2001. It is part of a network of more than 2,000 PAT programs worldwide.
For more information about the Parents as Teachers international organization, visit www.ParentsAsTeachers.org. For more information about Haywood County Parents
As Teachers, please visit KARE’s website at www.karehouse.org, or call 828-456-8995.