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RAPC Public Events Calendar

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NEW: NCDHHS shares recommendations for families struggling to find infant formula during the nationwide shortage. Check them out: ncdhhs.gov/media/15478/download In addition, NCDHHS has four important reminders for families: ➡️ Do NOT water down your baby’s formula to stretch it out, it can be extremely dangerous to your baby to do so.➡️ Do NOT try to make homemade formula or give your baby toddler formula before their first birthday, these can also be dangerous to your baby.➡️ If you can’t find formula or can’t find your baby’s specific formula, work with your child’s health care provider to determine the best feeding plan.➡️ Only buy formula from reputable retailers, not from unknown individuals, online resellers or from overseas. How formula is stored and shipped can impact its safety for your baby. NCDHHS is also taking several actions with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies and suppliers to help make it easier for families to access formula during this shortage. Keep reading: ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/2022/05/16/ncdhhs-shares-recommendations-families-during-infant-formula-shortage ... See MoreSee Less
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We would like to thank everyone who attended the Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) training session on Friday, May 6 at Macon Program for Progress. This was the third training of the year and all sessions have been extremely successful! RAPC believes TBRI is a valuable resource for teachers when coping with challenging behaviors associated with children in Pre-K classrooms.For more information on this available training, please contact RAPC’s NC Pre-K Coordinator, Barbara Jefferys, at bjefferys@rapc.org. ... See MoreSee Less
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Early childhood educators, YOU ARE OUR HEROES! 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫To the amazing educators in our region, we thank you for all you do to inspire and nurture the children of our communities. Thank you for making a difference in our region. 🥰Today, we’re celebrating Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day! In 5,596 early care & learning programs across the state, ECE teachers #RaiseNC by supporting parents & creating nurturing, educational environments that prepare our kids for success in school & life. ... See MoreSee Less
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If you attended the event, please share your pictures with us! If you missed it, hopefully we will be planning another one next year! Partner with us. ... See MoreSee Less
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Siyo nigada!We will have a Speaker's Gathering next Thursday, May 5th at the Snowbird Youth Center. It will start at 6:00 pm. We will be having potluck so bring your favorite dish. Everyone is welcome to join! 😊If you have any questions, please contact Kayla Pheasant at kaylphea@ebci-nsn.gov or (828)-359-6406 ... See MoreSee Less
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|Joint Statement|The month of April is Child Abuse Awareness month and an opportunity to recognize the impact that this abuse has on our community. We cherish and value the role that we as Law Enforcement play in helping children in our community heal from the abuse they have suffered. Recently the Haywood County Sheriff's Office - North Carolina and Waynesville Police Department were made aware of reported incidents involving the trafficking of children in this area. While no specifics or creditable leads were provided, Law Enforcement has followed up on these reports and deemed them to be unfounded and unsubstantiated. In addition, there are no active investigations involving missing children nor have there been any reports of these incidents. This would also include reports of attempted or completed kidnappings of children. Both the Haywood County Sheriff's Office and Waynesville Police Department have Investigators whose sole responsibility is investigating crimes against and involving children. We ask that anyone with information regarding any and all abuse of children call Haywood County Crimes Stoppers at (877)-922-7463. You can also submit a tip at www.haywoodncsheriff.com or www.waynesvillenc.gov#WPDNC ... See MoreSee Less
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Today may mark the end of Week of the Young Child, but our support for children will never end. Along with our communities and partners, we stand together to continue advocating for young children. #WOYC #WOYC22 ... See MoreSee Less
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A great local opportunity to see a fantastic show. Contact Cherokee Adventure for more information. CherokeeAdventure ... See MoreSee Less
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Haywood County, NC families and children!When: Saturday April 30, 2022RAIN DATE: Saturday May, 14, 2022Where: Waynesville Rec Center 550 Vance StreetTime: 10:00am—12:00pmWho: All families (expecting through pre-K)Calling all parents & young children!Join us at the Waynesville Rec Center for our FREE Roll & Read event!There will be booths and reading stations for the kids, free prizes, refreshments, family resources, games, and books! Grab your skates, bikes, scooters,strollers, wagons and head on over!When: Saturday April 30, 2022RAIN DATE: Saturday May, 14, 2022Where: Waynesville Rec Center 550 Vance StreetTime: 10:00am—12:00pmWho: All families (expecting through pre-K) ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcome to the world of Facebook ACNC 🙂 Parents and Caregivers Please like this page for important regional news and resources. ... See MoreSee Less
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Your generous support makes all the difference in helping us achieve our goals toward ensuring that every child achieves his or her potential.rapc.org/donate/ ... See MoreSee Less
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