YSD1 Parenting Partnerships
Dear Parents & Families,
This newsletter is intended for YSD1 families involved in Parenting Partnerships and/or have children in YSD1 schools. Each month various activities will be highlighted in order to help you stay actively engaged with your child(ren), community and schools. Happy Reading!
Jessica Elliott (Parenting Partnerships & Family Resource Center)
Family Well Being Focus: Nutrition
Eat Your Colors by Amanda Miller
Fun, colorful photos introduce little ones to the basics of good nutrition. Rookie Toddler books offer fun ways to engage with little ones during story time and play time. Each book includes story-related tips that help extend the reading experience and emphasize key learnings.
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Baby Let's Eat by Stephan Lomar
The older children get, the more words they know and can use—including hurtful words. This book teaches children that their words belong to them: They can think before they speak, then choose what to say and how to say it. It also explores positive ways to respond when others use unkind words and reinforces the importance of saying “I’m sorry.” Includes tips for parents and caregivers
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UPCOMING PARENTING PARTNERSHIPS EVENTS:
Cougar Cub Centers
Have children 5 and under in your home? Want somewhere inside and safe for them to play and socialize? Are you wanting some parenting support and socialization with other local parents? If you answered yes to any of these questions then come join us for Cougar Cub Centers! They will take place on specified Fridays from 9:30-10:30 at our location: 37 Pinckney St. York, SC 29745 (entrance closet to the playground).
November 17th from 9:30-10:30am
Connect & Play
Do you have young children that you care for during the school day? Are you looking for a way to have fun with your child throughout our community? Are you looking for fun, exciting ways to engage with your child? If so, please join us for our community Connect & Play events!
CALL TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE
Informacion en español
Additional Parenting/Family Support:
Family Resource Center Reminders
- Parenting Partnerships: If you have a child under the age of 5 and could use some extra support with activities and resources, call us at 803-684-1504. Website: Parenting Partnerships / Home (york.k12.sc.us)
- Tri-District Adult Ed: Call 803-818-8440 for information and GED, ESL, and other classes/assessments offered. Website: Adult Education / Home (clover.k12.sc.us)
- York Head Start: They are still enrolling students aged 3-4 years old. Please call 803-684-2093 for more information. Carolina Community Actions
- Affinity Health Clinic at York is open on Tuesdays for local patients that need primary care. Please call 803-909-6363 to make an appointment. Services - York - Affinity Health Center. An additional Affinity site is located in York Middle School and operates on Mondays from 9-4pm. Services - York Middle School - Affinity Health Center
Toys for Happiness Applications for York School District One
Need Direct Support or Resources? Drop In or Call Us
Parenting Partnerships & Family Resource Center also houses information and educational materials for parents/caregivers. Learning games, family engagement materials and books are available to check out for up to 2 weeks. There are many used books that we give away through the support of Early Learning Partnership (ELP) and community donations. We also have donations of diapers, pull-ups, formula, coats and used baby equipment that are also available to any family in need. Please contact us at 803-684-1504 for specific details.
Local Community Resources
York County First Steps
York County First Steps is a community partner of YSD1's Parenting Partnerships and is available to support you in your parenting and help you guide your child’s learning and development.
United Way of York County
Our mission is to help 3,000 York County families achieve financial stability by 2030. We want to help local families who struggle to live above the poverty line gain financial independence.
All On Board Coalition
Committed to saving lives by increasing community drug and alcohol awareness, educating students, providing support to parents, and partnering with local community agencies to prevent youth drug and alcohol use in York County.
NAMI Piedmont Tri-County
We work with those in need, those who are underprivileged, and those who are underserved and often isolated. We aim to rebuild hope and recovery for those who have a mental health diagnosis.
Early Learning Partnership of York County
ELP is working to ensure that young children in York County are ready to learn in school and in life. By mobilizing people, leveraging resources, and empowering social, emotional, and early literacy programs, ELP is preparing children, birth to age five, for school success.