The week of April 10-16, 2021 is the Week of the Young Child (WOYC)! The Week of the Young Child® is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) that focuses public attention on the needs of young children and their families and recognizes the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.
Along with many other challenges that all of us are facing in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, families with children of all ages are going back to work before many of Dare County’s early care and education centers, family child care homes and school-age summer camps are ready to reopen. While a few licensed child care centers and homes have remained open for essential personnel during the pandemic, other programs are waiting to make safe decisions about when they will be opening their doors again.
Imagine needing to choose between buying diapers or putting gas in your car. Or having to miss work because you don’t have enough diapers to give to your childcare provider. Or trying to wash a dirty disposable diaper because you don't have any fresh ones for your baby.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a universal book-giving program that mails a free, age-appropriate book directly to a young child’s home every month. To receive a monthly book, children must be under the age of five and parents must register them.
TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD:
- Visit: www.smartstart.org/dpil
- Call Carla Heppert at Children & Youth Partnership -- (252)441-0614
We at Children & Youth Partnership have compiled a variety of resources to help children and families in our community during this challenging time of social distancing related to COVID-19. Please check back frequently for updates to the resources provided below, as we will be adding new links as the days and weeks continue on.
If you have a great resources that you feel should be included, please feel free to email it to Carla Heppert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County is always looking toward the future and how we can more effectively meet our mission of ensuring that our community thrives!
With the future in mind, CYP is excited to announce the start of the Children & Youth Partnership Endowment Fund! Managed by the Outer Banks Community Foundation, this fund is set-aside for our future, so that CYP can continue to provide programs and services that meet the evolving needs of children, youth, and families for generations to come.