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Share widely: Please let any family/caregiver in our region know that if they have children, prenatal to age 5, they are eligible for this free in-home visitation program. Contact us at officemanager@rapc.org for more details. Or call us at 828-586-0661.Congratulations 2019 Parents as Teachers Blue Ribbon Affiliates
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Parents as Teachers National Center would like to congratulate the 90 affiliates that earned the Blue Ribbon designation in 2019. These affiliates earned the Blue Ribbon designation by meeting all essential requirements and at least 75% of the quality standards through completion of the affiliate self-study. Parents as Teachers National Center commends this group of affiliates, from 27 states, for implementing high quality services and positively impacting families in their communities. We look forward to recognizing these affiliates at the Parents as Teachers 2020 International Conference in San Diego, California. Congratulations to all of the awardees!
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The Region A Partnership for Children (RAPC) wishes to thank Dr. Hartwell Francis, Education Curriculum Developer, at the Kituwah Preservation & Education Program for a successful Storytelling Workshop Friday November 1, 2019.

Dr. Francis has been working closely with RAPC with a generous grant from the Cherokee Preservation Foundation to help childcare professionals teaching in the Qualla Boundary to incorporate Cherokee Language Early Literacy into the curriculum.

For more information about the Region A Partnership for Children’s Cherokee Language Project and Cherokee Language Early Literacy initiatives, please feel free to contact us at myazan@rapc.org.

RAPC also appreciates the following presenters:
Kathi Littlejohn (EBCI), Cherokee Storyteller and Historian

Deanna Lyles, MLS
Children's Librarian, Canton Library

Cathy Grist, Ph.D.
Birth-Kindergarten Program, Western Carolina University

Myra Watson, MAEd., NBCT
Birth-Kindergarten Program, Western Carolina University

Louise (Yogisi) Brown E.B.C.I
Cherokee Language Educator and Yoga Instructor, Cherokee, NC

Rose James RN
Registered Nurse, Anthropologist, and Yoga Therapy Instructor

Western Carolina UniversityCherokee Preservation Foundation
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We did it! Thank you to Randi Braun, Project Manager, RAPC for keeping us on track.

Congratulations! Through the Parents as Teachers Quality Endorsement and Improvement process, your program has earned the Blue Ribbon Affiliate designation. To achieve this designation, an affiliate must meet all the Parents as Teachers Essential Requirements and at least 75% of the Parents as Teachers Quality Standards. As outlined in the attached Quality Endorsement Report, your affiliate has met all of the Essential Requirements and 94% of the Quality Standards.
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Contact:
Sharon Nichols, Cherokee County Parents as Teachers Educator
(828) 516-4071
snichols@rapc.org

Roll and Read – Fun Literacy and Healthy Event for all Families with Young Children
October 26th 10 AM-12 Noon at Tri-County Community College
Powered by Cherokee County Parents as Teachers www.facebook.com/PATCherokee/

The Cherokee County Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program invites all families to join in the fun.

Pack the kids in the stroller, tricycle or big wheel and roll on over for Roll and Read, powered by your local PAT Program. The focus is on having a great time with physical well-being and early literacy.

Come on over on Saturday morning, October 26th, from 10-12 noon.
Tri-County Community College - behind the Crisp Building. 21 Campus Circle, Murphy.

Get ready to walk or roll along together, stopping to enjoy special stories along the way. Our guest readers are looking forward to meeting you and your family. Murphy Mayor Rick Ramsey and Andrews Mayor James Reid will be reading children’s stories at the event. Cherokee County School Superintendent, Dr. Jeana Conley, and Dr. Tipton-Rogers, President of Tri-County Community College will also be reading to the kids. Each child from birth to age five will receive a free book to take home!

“We are hoping that families will come to this event and find out more about how PAT works together with families to bring them innovative ways to promote healthy development for their young children,” said Sharon Nichols, PAT Educator and event sponsor.

Local community resource organizations will provide fun activities for children and resources for families at the Roll and Read event. It will be a great opportunity for families to learn more about how children learn and what’s available in the Cherokee County community for kids and families.

PAT, sponsored by Region A Partnership for Children and Smart Start is a nationally recognized evidence-based home visiting program that helps communities promote optimal development, health and learning by supporting and engaging parents and caregivers. Nichols said, “We have openings for Cherokee County families to participate in PAT. Any family with children birth to age five is welcome.” Please visit www.rapc.org and www.parentsasteachers.org for more information.

Contact Sharon Nichols at (828) 516-4071 or snichols@rapc.org to sign up for Parents as Teachers.
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NC Early Childhood Foundation

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