Parenting Partnerships

January 2022

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!

January Book Suggestions: Click the pictures to connect to an online read aloud.

“From your parents, you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened, you discover you have wings.” – Helen Hayes


Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first.” –Matthew Jacobson

Cougar Cubs Centers (Select Fridays each month)

We have planned multiple developmental centers for children 4 and under. Parents/caregivers will be guided, with the support of Parent Educators, to work with their children in fun, creative learning stations. There will be a focus on fine motor, gross motor, and language development. Come join us and have a great time learning and engaging with your child!

Important Dates:

  • Friday, January 14th & 28th: 9-10am: Join us at Parenting Partnerships for Cougar Cub Center Time for children up to age 4. We will have developmental centers for you and your child(ren) to explore together with the guidance of our Parent Educators.
  • Saturday, January 8th: YCHS Winter Graduation (2pm, YCHS)
  • Tuesday, January 11th at 6:30pm: YSD1 Board Meeting at YSD1 District Office
  • Monday, January 17th: No School: MLK Holiday.
  • Looking ahead: February 11th & 25th: 9-10am: Cougar Cub Centers

Positive Parenting Tips

As a parent you give your children a good start in life—you nurture, protect and guide them. Parenting is a process that prepares your child for independence. As your child grows and develops, there are many things you can do to help your child. These links will help you learn more about your child’s development, positive parenting, safety, and health at each stage of your child’s life.

Click here for link:

Nine Steps to Effective Parenting

Raising kids is one of the toughest and most fulfilling jobs in the world — and the one for which you might feel the least prepared.

Here are nine child-rearing tips that can help you feel more fulfilled as a parent:

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 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: for more information or to sign up. Dates are monthly through May 2022.

The following are classes that are most recently being offered:

  • Early Childhood Development (Feb.7-8th)
  • Responding to Abuse and Neglect (Jan. 24th & 25th)
  • Middle Childhood Development (Jan. 11th)

Parent Educator Spotlight: Frankie Wanger

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Frankie joined our Parenting Partnerships family in March of 2021. She quickly got to work learning and understanding the data system, requirements and families. She has shown her passion for giving, supporting others and teaching through her work as a Parent Educator for YSD1 while still supporting her large family and the YSD1 community. We are thankful for Frankie and excited to watch her continued growth!

Jessica Elliott

Family Resource Center &

Parenting Partnerships Coordinator

37 Pinckney Street

York, SC 29745

Office: 803-684-1504

Direct Line: 803-818-6195

Location: 37 Pinckney Street, York, SC, USA
Phone: 803-684-1504