When babies are born, diapers are one of the essentials that families cannot live without. But for many families, providing diapers for their child can be a hardship. Did you know that diapers alone can cost nearly $80 a month per child, and that they cannot be purchased with WIC or SNAP Benefits (formerly known as food stamps)?
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.
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.
Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County is pleased to present its Annual Activity Report for fiscal year 2015-2016. The Partnership is honored to share with you the achievements of CYP's Smart Start Funded activities, as well as the work made possible by the generosity of Dare County government, local businesses, its non-profit partners, and many individuals, as well as foundations and other grantors.
At a recent Friday play group at Children at Play, members of Outer Banks Mommy & Me presented Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County (CYP) with a check for $250.00 to support Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Dare County.