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Partnership for Children Collaborates with McDowell County Public Libary and other Local Libraries for Seuss Birthday and Read Aloud Fun

March 1, 2021 (Tryon, NC) – Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! is March’s featured read-aloud story. It is presented by the collaboration of the Partnership and McDowell County Public Libraries, which was created to instill a love of reading in pre-school aged children. The theme coincides with the birthday of Theodor Seuss … Continued

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The Partnership for Children of the Foothills partners with the Tryon Rotary to install and maintain little free libraries.

Pictured above from left to right – Suzanne Metcalf (PFC Board Member/Polk County), Cassandra Whiteside (Dolly Parton Imagination Library Coordinator) and Skip Taylor (President, Tryon Rotary)   Partnership for Children of the Foothills and Rotary Club of Tryon  Unite to Bring Little Libraries to Polk County Communities February 28, 2021 (Tryon, NC) – Partnership for … Continued

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Winter Scavenger Hunt Activity

Get your kids outdoors for a little fun – finding all that nature has to offer.  Download the PDF courtesy of Edventures with Kids here. winter-scavenger-hunt

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Exploring Emotions with Preschoolers

Helping your preschooler understand and regulate their emotions is a very important lesson. It involves helping them recognize the emotion, use words to express feelings, learning how to calm down in the face of an overwhelming emotion, and learn to treat others with kindness and empathy. These are skills and behaviors that are learned. Preschoolers … Continued

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Making the Toddler Years Happy

Sometimes the toddler years are called “terrible” but it’s often because they are seeking more and more independence, when you’ve been used to them needing you every step of the way – so embrace this time, and help them bloom by recognizing and encouraging these developing characteristics. Offer choices. Choice can feel great, so let your … Continued

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Pushing Boundaries and Taking Risks: A Two-way Street

     When you bring your baby home from the hospital, most parents have deep, instinctual urge to protect their child no matter what. As children progress from infancy to toddlerhood to preschool and beyond, each parent develops their own parenting style. Some are comfortable with their children exploring the world and trying new things … Continued

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The Partnership for Children of the Foothills Promotes the Importance of Reading Aloud 15 Minutes Daily with the national Read Aloud #21DayReadAloud Challenge!

Forest City, NC – Reading aloud to children is one of the most important things parents can do to help children learn.   It’s a simple gift of time.  By spending just 15 minutes a day you can equip your child March is National Read Aloud Month, and parents are encouraged to take the 21-Day Read … Continued

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ParentLearn Program Helps Young Dad Pursue Goals

Forest City, NC  – “Amazing and a great help to me, my family, and a better future,” are the words Jacob Jolly used to describe his experience with ParentLearn, a program offered through Family Resources of Rutherford County. In collaboration with Isothermal Community College (ICC) and Partnership for Children of the Foothills, ParentLearn assists mothers … Continued

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