Parenting Partnerships Newsletter
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
Literacy Spot: Resilience & Family Well Being
Walk On! A Guide for Babies of All Ages by M. Frazee
Trying something new is never easy. Like walking, for instance. But aren't you sick of sitting on your bottom day in and day out? Hasn't lying around all the time become a little bit boring? This handy guide, both practical and inspirational, is here to help. With useful tips, common pitfalls, and Marla Frazee's adorable illustrations, this book is perfect for anyone--from a baby to a graduate to a grown-up--who's about to take a scary first step.
The Wonderful Happens by Cynthia Rylant
The world is filled with so many wonderful things --
birds that fly through the sky and peaches that grow on trees,
spiders spinning webs and cats napping in windows,
fresh-baked bread and new-fallen snow.
and then there's the most wonderful thing of all --
Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae
Giraffes Can't Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it's harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend. With light-footed rhymes and high-stepping illustrations, this tale is gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness.
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.
- Tri-District Adult Ed: Call 803-818-8440 for information and GED, ESL, and other classes/assessments offered.
- York Head Start: They are still enrolling students aged 3-4 years old. Please call 803-684-2093 for more information.
- Affinity Health Clinic at York is open on Tuesdays for local patients. Please call 803-909-6363 to make an appointment.
Free Parent Classes/Trainings:
FREE Virtual Parent Classes/Trainings for Parents & Caregivers-
Children's Trust of South Carolina is offering free trainings/classes for parents, caregivers, or anyone interested in understanding development and supporting young children. Please visit: https://scchildren.org/events/ for more information or to sign up. Dates are monthly through May 2022.
SC First Steps: Resources for Parents
Wherever you are in South Carolina, there's a First Steps nearby. Trained professionals are available to support you in your parenting and help you guide your child’s learning and development. Contact your local First Steps to find out how we can help you and your family get connected to the services and resources you need.
Click here for more information: https://www.scfirststeps.org/what-we-do/resources-for-parents/
**York County First Steps is a community partner of YSD1's Parenting Partnerships.
Community Events: MAY 2022
Community Event: June 28th 9-12pm