Haywood County Great by Eight Community Summit

Please RSVP if you plan to attend: myazan@rapc.org

Please share this invitation with others in your community and encourage them to join our summit.

Haywood County Great by Eight Community Summit
To continue to realize together the vision for all Haywood County children to get a healthy start and develop their full potential by age eight in safe and nurturing families, schools and communities

Strengthening Connections
An opportunity for everyone to connect and create opportunities for future partnerships for working together for children who are Healthy, Safe and Nurtured, and Learning and Ready to Succeed

January 28th, 2020
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Foundation for Evangelism (main entrance, next to Bethea Welcome Center)
125 N. Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

Discussion Topics Include:
• NC Early Childhood Action Plan: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/…/early-…/early-childhood-action-plan
• Sharing with the community how your organization or agency addresses early childhood resources, strategies, and initiatives in Haywood County
• Building on the Big Ideas from our last summit

What to bring:
• We encourage you to bring business cards, fliers, or other materials to share with others during our meeting.
• There will be plenty of dedicated time to connect with other professionals in our community who specifically focus on supporting children and families.

Our standing 2020 Great By Eight Quarterly Meetings are scheduled for the following dates and times:
1:00pm to 3:00pm
• January 28, 2020
• April 28, 2020
• July 28, 2020
• October 27, 2020

Thank you!

Murat Yazan, MA, MLIS
Program Evaluator and IT Specialist
Region A Partnership for Children
116 Jackson Street
Sylva, NC 28779


Haywood County Parents as Teachers

Welcome Parent Educator, Stacy Lake, to Haywood County Parents as Teachers

The Region A Partnership for Children (RAPC) Blue Ribbon Parents as Teachers Affiliate serving Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain Counties, and the Qualla Boundary wishes to welcome a new addition to our Haywood County staff.

Stacy Lake, will be serving children and families in Haywood County as a full-time Parents as Teachers Parent Educator alongside Jennifer Smith, Parent Educator, Haywood County Parents as Teachers. Please join us in welcoming her to our Haywood County community.

For more than 25 years, RAPC has served the children (pre-natal to age 5) and families of Haywood County as a partner in the Smart Start network.

What is Parents as Teachers?

Parents as Teachers (PAT) builds strong communities, thriving families, and children that are healthy, safe, and ready to learn. The internationally-recognized evidence-based home visiting model is backed by 35 years of research-proven outcomes for children and families. PAT currently serves nearly 200,000 families in all 50 U.S. states, 115 Tribal organizations, six other countries, and one U.S. territory. Parents As Teachers National Center, Inc., is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Parents as Teachers affiliates operate in various settings, including health departments, hospitals, and schools, faith-based and non-profit organizations.

For more information, visit Parents as Teachers or Twitter @NatlPAT.

For more information about the RAPC Parents as Teachers program or to find out how you can participate, contact us at:

Randi Braun