Program areas at Guilford County Partnership for Children
North carolina pre-kindergarten program - the nc pre-k program is designed to provide high quality experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-old Children. The program focuses on Children's overall well-being and success in five developmental domains: play and learning; emotional and social development; health and physical development; language development and communication; and cognitive development. Children in the pre-k program may be served in public schools, licensed private child care facilities, or head start programs. In Guilford County, our Partnership served 2,283 Children in 148 classrooms at 82 sites during the fiscal year ended june 30, 2020.
Family support - adopt a mom is a program that provides coordination of comprehensive prenatal care for women who are medicaid ineligible and lack private insurance and/or resources to pay for prenatal care in an effort to reduce the incidence of low-weight births and infant mortality with a goal of 70% of Children born at a healthy weight. The healthy start program helps families at risk for abuse or neglect through this home visiting program using the nurturing parenting curriculum designed to reduce parental stress, develop and enhance parenting skills, improve child health and development, increase access to services, promote early literacy development and ultimately prevent child abuse and neglect to a rate of investigated reports less than 12%. Parents as teachers provides families personal home visits at a number determined by the family's risk factors, twelve group connections per year, annual developmental sccreenings and a health review, and referrals to community resources as needed with a goal of decreasing the rate of investigated reports of child abuse/neglect to lower than 12%. Family literacy programs encourage parents to work towards increasing the rates of reading to their Children 4-6 times per week to 90% and daily to between 55 and 70%.
Health and safety - the Partnership offers several programs designed to promote healthy and safe environments for newborns, young Children and families. Home visits by professional nurses provide support, education, and early identification of health and safety concerns. During the year, nurses made 1,585 home visits. Another program provides certified child care health consultants to child care facilities to improve the health and well-being of the Children in care at the facility, and to identify and resolve health and safety problems. During the year, certified consultants made 749 on-site visits, providing 381 general or intensive services for licensed child care facilities. The Partnership provides enhanced support and education to families in Guilford County coping with the difficult circumstances of their infant Children hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit for premature births or life threatening conditions. The program provided 1-on-1 education and support to 335 families during their hospital stay and personal visits with families.