Making Memorial Day a Respectful Learning Opportunity

Many families use Memorial Day to mark the beginning of the summer outdoor and cookout season and may gather for a long three-day weekend of festivities. While this is fine, it’s also important to remember, respect, and honor the real reason for Memorial Day and that it’s about more than just family cookouts. A few … Continued

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Partnership for Children Unveils Inspiring New Logo

        The Partnership for Children of the Foothills Unveils Inspiring New Logo crafted by talented design students at Isothermal Community College January 31, 2024 (Forest City, NC) – The Partnership for Children of the Foothills is thrilled to announce the launch of a new and more relevant logo, a product of the … Continued

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Play 2 Learn Program is Enrolling for Third Group

August 11, 2023 (Forest City, NC) – Parents in Polk and Rutherford Counties have a great resource to equip them on the fact that kids don’t need tons of toys or fancy systems to help them learn. It’s as simple as child’s play. “We are thrilled to launch our third play group,” said Jessica Osteen, … Continued

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21-Day Reading Challenge Kicks-off on May 10!

            The Partnership for Children of the Foothills Challenges Parents to Read Aloud 15 MINUTES a day in May!  Reading aloud for just 15 minutes a day to your child can make all the difference in whether your child is prepared for the start of school and has longer-term implications … Continued

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Partnership for Children of the Foothills welcomes new board chair

Partnership for Children of the Foothills announces Jen Pace Dickenson steps into a new leadership role as chair of the board April 20, 2023 (Tryon, NC) – Partnership for Children of the Foothills is pleased to announce Jen Pace-Dickenson has stepped into a leadership role as the new chair of the board. She assumes the role … Continued

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Play to Learn Groups Launch at the Partnership

The Play 2 Learn program promotes positive and healthy outcomes for our youngest children and supports parents and caregivers as they prepare their young ones for kindergarten. These are free, weekly two-hour play groups, involving parents/caregivers led by community facilitators that engage children and their caregivers in culturally and developmentally appropriate play activities. Through peer-to-peer … Continued

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Partnership for Children of the Foothills releases new annual report

The Partnership for Children of the Foothills released its first annual report post COVID-19. The report emphasizes the flexibility demonstrated by the entire community and staff to continue offering programs to benefit our families of children ages birth to five. We are proud of the work down by the team to modify programs and services during … Continued

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