Partnership for Children

704.922.0900

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Welcome

PLEASE READ OUR NEW TRAINING PROCEDURES
Effective April 1, 2014
 

Note: When registering priority will be given to Lincoln and Gaston County providers.

· Registration is required for all trainings. Trainings are listed on the calendar of our website, which is located on the bottom right hand corner of our Home page. You can also find the calendar on the About page, For Parents Page and the Child Care Providers page.

TO REGISTER: Click on the calendar month (this will open the calendar.) From here you can scroll from month to month with the arrows to find your month of choice. Trainings are coded in red. Click on a training to open it. Scroll down and click on the link, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. This will open a new window and take you to Eventbrite where you will complete the registration process of filling in your name, email, work information and work phone, home address and county where employed. 

· Participants must register themselves only. 
· Registrations will not be accepted within 48 hours of the scheduled training.
· Cancellations will be accepted by calling the Partnership (704-922-0900) or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within forty-eight (48) hours of the training with no penalty. A $5.00 fee will be assessed for cancellations made less than forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the training, and for failure to attend a reserved training.
· A minimum of ten (10) participants is required for a training to be held.  If this number is not reached, the Partnership reserves the right to cancel the training. Participants will be notified if a training is cancelled.
· Trainings start promptly at the scheduled time. 
· Cell phone usage is not permitted during training.


The Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties is a nonprofit organization that provides services for local families and children through Smart Start, North Carolina's award-winning early childhood initiative.
 

The Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties works to:

  • Assure that high quality child care is available for families in our service area.
  • Assure healthcare is available for children birth to five.
  • Ensure that parents are supported and strengthened in their role as their children's primary caregivers.
  • Promote communication and collaboration, and provide assessment and evaluation of programs that target families with young children to ensure a true Partnership for Children in Lincoln and Gaston counties.


The Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties:

  • administers North Carolina's Smart Start funds for programs that benefit children ages 0-5 years and their families
  • is a catalyst for bringing different groups together for the sake of children
  • educates the community on the critical needs of young children and helps develop solutions to those needs.

News

Bojangles Family Share Night
Bojangles Family Share Night-Join Us!
 
What: Bojangles Family Share Night
When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Where: Bojangles in Dallas, 1017 Dallas Cherryville Hwy.
Help raise money for PFCLG by simply enjoying delicious Bojangles chicken!
10 percent of proceeds go to PFCLG! 
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FY 2013 Annual Reports are now available
FY 2013 Annual Reports are now available
 
The Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties FY 2013 Annual Reports are now available.
 
Pick up locations are The Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties office, The Gaston County Chamber of Commerce, The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and The Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
The Partnership is proud to present the accomplishments achieved in another year.  
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Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties Fifth Annual Spooktacular a success
The Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties fifth annual Family Spooktacular was held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 and had an attendance of approximately 1,500 children and family members. Patrons came to enjoy the day’s festivities at the WoodMill Festival Grounds in Vale, which included trunk or treat, face painting and fitness trail. The local ambulance, fire truck and Inmate Transport Van were also at the grounds to educate children.  
 
The event was geared toward families with young children and helped raise awareness of the Partnership’s services.
 
Parents were able to learn more about the different Smart Start funded projects which include our Child Care Health Consultants, the Assuring Better Child Health & Development Program and the Very Important Parents Program.
 
“The fifth annual Family Spooktacular was a huge success and we are thrilled with the amount of support that we received from the community,” said Mike Linker, Executive Director of the Partnership. “It was great to see all the children and family members who came out to enjoy the day.”
 
Various activities returned this year including the Tumblebus and Seamore, a fun-tastic inflatable provided by Twist and Tuck in Lincolnton. New activities included an exhibit from the Catawba Science Center and fun activities for school age children. Patrons also enjoyed the fitness trail with a treat of fresh fruit at the end! A free hotdog lunch was provided again this year.
 
We would like to thank our Sponsors that helped make our event a success! They are:
 
5 star/event sponsor: Röchling Engineering Plastics
4 star: WoodMill Winery
2 star: The Michelsen Group, Inc.; Watson Insurance
1 star : Abbott Building Service, Inc.; Dallas Optimist Club; Early Childhood Professionals; Lincoln County Parks & Recreation; Mast, Evans & Isenhour, L.L.P.; Park Sterling Bank; In Honor of Partnership Staff; Pepsi Bottling Group; Truliant Federal Credit Union
 
In addition, Thanks to our other contributors:
Aaron’s Sales & Lease; Carolina Federal Credit Union; Chiquita; Dr. W. David White, D.D.S., P.A.; Gray, Layton, Kersh, Solomon, Furr & Smith, PA; Jamco Beauty Supplies; Rhyne Financial; Safe Kids Gaston County; Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.; The Teacher Box.
 
Thank you to our volunteers, some which include:
Our direct service providers; Board members; Gaston County Public Library; Child care centers and homes, Emergency services (Lincoln County Sherriff’s Department, Union Fire Department, Lincoln County EMS, etc.), Explorers, community businesses and others for helping to make this year’s event a resounding success.
 
For more information about the Partnership for Children and Smart Start please call 704-922-0900. 
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Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties hosts the Fifth Annual Partnership for Children Family Spooktacular
On Saturday, October 26, 2013 the Partnership for Children will hold the fifth annual Family Spooktacular at the WoodMill Festival Grounds in Vale. The event is geared towards families with young children and helps to raise awareness of the Partnership for Children’s funded projects.
 
The event will be held from Noon to 4 p.m. at the WoodMill Festival Grounds, located at 1350 WoodMill Winery Lane, Vale.
 
“This event allows us the opportunity to educate families of the programs we offer and to stress the importance of the first 2,000 days of a child’s life,” said Mike Linker, Executive Director of the Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties.
 
Parents will be able to learn more about the different Smart Start funded projects which focus on raising the quality of child care and education, supporting families and advancing child health for children 0-5 years old. Direct service providers of a Smart Start funded project will have a booth that has a free children’s activity.
 
There will be games and activities for children of all ages, including a bounce house, a fitness trail, and trunk or treat. A fire truck, police car and ambulance will be on site for the children to view. A FREE hotdog lunch will be provided!
 
The media is invited to attend. 
 
For more information about the Partnership for Children and Smart Start please call 704-922-0900.
  
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FY 2012 Annual Reports are now available
FY 2012 Annual Reports are now available
 
The Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties FY 2012 Annual Reports are now available.
 
Pick up locations are The Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties office, The Gaston County Chamber of Commerce, The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce and The Montcross Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
The Partnership is proud to present the accomplishments achieved in another year.  
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“First 2000 Days” Promotion Winners
A recent promotion to engage candidates and representatives on why early care and learning is important was held at the Partnership for Children.
 
A 2000 Days postcard, which was provided by the North Carolina Partnership for Children was distributed to each family served at local child care centers and homes in Lincoln and Gaston Counties. Parents were encouraged to answer the question, “Early childhood programs are important to my family because..,” and provide contact information located on the reverse side of the postcard. Postcards will be used to help communicate/educate our policymakers in Raleigh regarding the value of early childhood education. The postcards emphasize the significance of the 2000 days between birth and the first day of kindergarten.
 
A drawing was held at the Partnership to help encourage and thank centers/homes for their assistance.
 
Sylvia Corry, Family Child Care Provider at Kids ‘R’ Home Child Development in Mount Holly was the winner of a $50 gift card. She is excited to use the money towards gifts for her day care kids.
 
Diane Rippy, Director at Carolina Kids Club in Gastonia was the winner of a $200 gift card. She will purchase teacher supplies.
 
Lisa Austin, Director at First Baptist Day Care Center in Stanley won a $100 gift card which she plans to use on multicultural books and books on children with special needs.
 
Sonjia Lee, Director at All About Me Learning Center, LLC #1 in Belmont won a $50 gift card. She will also buy supplies for the classroom.
 
The Partnership would like to thank all the centers/homes in Gaston and Lincoln Counties who participated in this promotion.
  
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