President of the North Carolina Partnership for Children Tours Partnership for Children of the Foothills Location

Amy Cubbage, president of the North Carolina Partnership for Children (NCPC), recently visited a local Smart Start location operated by Partnership for Children of the Foothills (PFC) to learn more about its programs serving Polk, Rutherford, and McDowell counties. NCPC guides and facilitates the Smart Start Network, which supports the work of local partnerships and … Continued

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Partnership for Children of the Foothills and Kidsenses Museum Partner to Provide Free, Interactive Reading Event – SNOW FUN WITHOUT YOU   November 23, 2021 (Forest City, NC) – December brings cool weather, holidays, gifts and snowy days perfect for hot cocoa and reading. We are celebrating the season with a free, fun and interactive … Continued

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Prairie Dogs are Fascinating

Looking for a fun set of activities to do with your kids?  Visit National Geographic Kids and learn more: Fun Video – Download this coloring page and make your own prairie dog art – Prairie Dog

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Partnership for Children of the Foothills and Polk County Public Library partner to Present a Woodland Creatures Themed Story Times

  June 24, 2021 (Forest City, NC) – A collaborative between Polk County Public Libraries and the Partnership for Children of the Foothills means kids in Polk County can enjoy more hands-on summer reading fun.  Stop by any of the locations below to pick up your woodland creatures -themed activity bag and tune in for … Continued

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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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