All children arrive at school happy, healthy, and ready for success in school and life
The Partnership shapes opinion and mobilizes resources to support Alamance County families in creating and sustaining nurturing environments for their children
We help families help their preschool children thrive
Alamance Partnership for Children is governed by a Board of Directors, representing parents, health care, public agencies, private businesses, communities of faith, child care facilities, educational institutions, civic organizations, and concerned citizens. Former and current board members, along with citizens-at-large, serve on the partnership's many committees and task forces.
Board meetings are open to the public and are held at least six times per year beginning at 12:30 pm at Alamance Partnership for Children, 2322 River Road, Burlington, NC.
Executive Committee meetings are open to the public. Please call us at 336.513.0063 to find out our meeting schedule.
|Bryan Hagood, Chair
Patty Philipps, Vice Chair
|Larry Vellani, Past Chair
Beth Davis, Secretary
|Stephanie Williams, Treasurer
Parents As Teachers: Parents As Teachers provides a comprehensive parenting program, including home visits, for parents of children birth to age five. One mother in the program expressed concern about her child’s ability in terms of language and speech development and how being exposed to two languages (English and Spanish) might affect the child’s ability to comprehend and communicate in either language. Child was screened using the ASQ screening tool with Mom’s help and Parent Educator implementing the assessment in both languages. This provided an educational opportunity to share with parent how code mixing occurs and what the difference is between typical speech and language developmental and second language acquisition. Because of this assistance, the mother had a better understanding of how language development occurs and the implications of being exposed to a second language early on in life. Observations (formal and informal) were done by both Parent Educator and the mother.
Partners In Literacy: In November 2009, Alamance Partnership for Children, in its third year of collaboration with Barnes & Noble Booksellers, promoted the annual Holiday Book Drive that gave the community an opportunity to purchase Barnes & Noble books for children in need of a good, age appropriate book. In three years, the citizens of Alamance County, Barnes & Noble, and Alamance Partnership for Children have provided nearly 6000 books to children in Alamance County.