Welcome to the Orange County Partnership for Young Children
The Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every child in Orange County arrives at school healthy and ready to succeed. We focus on the early years of a child's life—from birth to age five—which is the most critical time in a child's development.
The Partnership works collaboratively with the community to identify issues and create solutions to the concerns facing young children and families. We design and fund model programs to ensure children and their families have the resources they need to get off to a smart start. Our programs focus on early childhood education, child health care, early intervention, parenting education and family support.
Transplanting Traditions Indiegogo Campaign!
Transplanting Traditions Farm has started an IndieGoGo online crowd-funding campaign. Funding for this project runs out this September and with the help from supporters like you we hope to raise $15,000 and beyond in one month! Contributions will help this project continue into the future. This means more on farm programming for new and continuing farmers, accepting new farmers, expanding youth programming and making healthy culturally appropriate food more available and affordable to the refugee community. For more info link to our page by clicking on the indiegogo logo below
Transplanting Traditions Farmer Sells at Local Market
Come Support Tri Sa every Tuesday starting April 23rd from 3-6 pm at the Chapel Hill Farmer’s Market!
Building Protective Factors from Birth to Five
May 31, 2013
Recent research has made it increasingly clear that adverse experiences during the period of birth to five years have an enduring impact on the developing brain and body. However, family protective factors have the capacity to buffer these harmful effects. The morning session will provide an overview of what the American Academy of Pediatrics terms 'toxic stress,' as well as five family protective factors. We will then hear about an initiative of the North Carolina Children's Trust Fund to bolster family protective factors in very high risk families, highlighting methods for engaging such families. Participants will receive the newest version of Orange County Smart Start's community resource guide - Parent Pages. Participants can network during a complimentary buffet lunch, then for the afternoon session we will divide into two tracks: 9) mental health and 2) early education. Each group will hear about four separate evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions for building protective factors and promoting social emotional skills and coping in early childhood.
1. Understand three different kinds of stress (positive, tolerable, and toxic) and how each affects the developing child's brain and body.
2. List and describe five Family Protective Factors
3. Apply specific techniques for successfully engaging high risk families
4. See a local resource guide to identify community services that support families
5. Identify and know how to access information about at least four evidence-based interventions for work with young children and their families through 1) mental health or 2) early education.
To complete your registration, please have your credit card available.
Special Instructions: 1.The registration fee is $25. 2. If you are registering for a CEU, there is an additional fee of $10. You will receive .5 continuing education unit and a special certificat. 3. If you are registering for DCDEE in-service credit hours, there is no additional fee. You will receive a training certificat.
LOG IN INSTRUCTIONS 1. Follow prompts to complete the registration process. - You will create a log-in ID (must be your last name and the last 4 digits of your social security number) - You will need to create a password of at least 6 characters (if you have already used the online system to register for a training, you do not need to create a new ID and password) 2. Select the workshops you are interested in. If a workshop is already full, the website will not let you select it. 3. Pay online by credit card. After payment has been submitted, you will receive an e-mail confirming your registration for the conference. REFUND POLICY: No refunds will be given.
Deadline for 13-14 RFP Submissions was March 22nd.
If you have any questions regarding the RFP please call Linda Hindman, 919.967.9091 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Orange County Partnership for Young Children
120 Providence Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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