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Incredible Years

jasmineThe Incredible Years (IY) program is offered to the parents of children 3-5 and 6-12. This program works with parents whose children are exhibiting challenging behaviors and helps promote positive parenting strategies and manage children's behavior. IY is funded through generous grants from Alamance Alliance and a Strengthening Families grant through the Alamance County Health Department.

To find out more about Incredible Years, please click here.

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Provides salary supplements to child care professionals working with children birth to age five. The amount of salary supplement depends on several factors, including educational level and years of employment within a facility. 

Smart Start

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Partners in Literacy

The Partners In Literacy program provides a variety of pre-literacy programs to the children of Alamance County. These include:

  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, which sends a book a month for free to children birth to age five in select school zones;
  • Reach out and Read, which provides a free book at every well-child visit between birth and age five at Burlington and Mebane Pediatrics; and
  • Motheread, a literacy program that helps parents bond with their children through the act of reading together.

For more information about B.A.B.Y., please click here
For more information about Motheread, please click here.

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Parents As Teachers

Parents as Teachers provides a comprehensive parenting program which provides support to Alamance County families through home visits with a certified PAT educator.

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Child Care Resource and Referral

Designed to help families find quality child care, this program includes referral to all types of child care, including after-school care, summer camps, nanny care, and pre-K programs. The main goal is to improve overall quality of care in local facilities by offering technical assistance. This program also offers a resource library available to parents and child care providers.

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Child Care Health Consultant

The Child Care Health Consultant provides health education services for child care staff and children who are in licensed child care facilities in Alamance County. These services will include on-site technical assistance to child care facilities to assist them in improving their compliance in the areas of health, safety, and sanitation.

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Professional Development Support

Smart Start funds purchase Early Childhood Education (ECE) textbooks which are available for loan through the lending library at Alamance Community College. In addition, a Professional Development Support Specialist provides services to child care providers in order to increase their education levels.
For more information about Professional Development Support, please click here.

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Family Support Network Parent Liaison

The Parent Liaison will work with families of children from birth to age five years who have special needs. This person will also assist families in locating resources in the community and information on their child's diagnosis.

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LifeSpan Dual Subsidy

Lifespan Dual Subsidy

Smart Start funds will partially support the cost of child care for at least ten children at Lifespan Circle School. Eligible children must be between six weeks and two years of age, have an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) in place, and the family must be eligible to receive Department of Social Services (DSS) Child Care Subsidy (eligibility determined by DSS). Lifespan Circle School is a five-star rated developmental day program that offers full-time, year-round inclusive care to children birth to age five.

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2322 River Road Burlington, NC 27217 Phone 336.513.0063 Fax 336.226.1152