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)
Development Centered Parenting Focus: Safe Sleep & Car Seat Safety
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Llama Llama’s tale of nighttime drama has charmed readers for over a decade and makes an ideal story for bedtime reading. With this board book edition, Anna Dewdney’s infectious rhyming text and expressive artwork are available to the youngest readers. Children will relate to Baby Llama's need for comfort, as much as parents will appreciate Mama Llama's reassuring message.
Sleep Baby by John Hutton
A classic bedtime ritual experienced through a baby's eyes, this book conveys safe sleep practices in a gentle, rhythmic way. A perfect gift for new families, it was created for Charlie's Kids Foundation, whose mission is educating families about SIDS prevention.
Read Me to Sleep by Claire Hawcock
Inspired by therapeutic techniques that promote relaxation, this is the must-have bedtime companion for any parent whose child fights sleep! Soft, lullabylike words and gentle pictures will help settle your child for bed as you share this calming story together. A perfect book to become part of your bedtime routine.
Car Seat Safety
UPCOMING PARENTING PARTNERSHIPS EVENTS:
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.
- 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.
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.