Montgomery County Partnership for Children Inc
Founded in 1994, Montgomery County Partnership for Children Inc is an education nonprofit focused on alliances & advocacy. It is a relatively small organization, with $678k in revenue and 3 employees. Montgomery County Partnership for Children Inc is headquartered in Troy, NC and its executive director is Deborah Musika as of June, 2019.
Child Care and Education Quality$172k
Includes child care resource & referral activity and the educational incentive supplements activity. The child care resource & referral activity is an in-house activity of the partnership. Services will be provided by up to three full time employees who will utilize local and regional ccr&r resources, as appropriate, to support consumer education and referral to appropriate child care, pre-k, and other needed services; offer professional development opportunities and technical assistance to existing child care facilities and start-ups; maintain a resource lending library; and offer periodic activities for children and families. Staff will participate actively in regional ccr&r and assist in coordinationg local school-readiness efforts. Staff members will share the responsibility of tracking data and reporting information to state and regional partners, and the community-at-large. 1308 adults using the resource lending library; 100% of the resource lending library members reported the use of its services and materials have enhanced the quality of their own education, the education of a chld and/or their teaching of a child. The education incentive supplement activity provided monetary incentives for child care provider teachers and administrators working in licensed child care settings who meet specific requirements regarding the satisfactory completion of coursework at an accredited college or university and length of employment. Also provided facility planning and individualized development planning for child care providers seeking enrollment in certificate and degree programs. 100% of recipients of monetary incentive currently still employed with same child care center; 100% said that eis encouraged them to begin or continue their education; 16 direct teaching staff received a professional development supplement; 7 child care facilities employed at least one direct teaching staff who received a professional development supplement; 100% of supplement recipients said eis encouraged them to stay at the same child care facility.
Financial assistance will be paid on a direct per child basis for the purchase of care and enhancements for temporary assistance for needy families (tanf) eligible or child care development fund (ccdf) eligible families. This activity was implemented by the contractor who reported data as directed by dcdee. 7 classrooms were supported with 70 at-risk children served.
Family support-reach out and read, dolly parton imagination library (dpil), and raising a reader programs. The reach out and read activity partnered with medical care practices to provide pre-literacy opportunities for children and their parents. The participating medical care practices voluntarily incorporated the reach out and read(ror) program into young children's regular pediatric checkups or well-child visits according to the national ror guidelines which calls for the parent to receive a developmentally-appropriate book to take home and read to thier child. The dolly parton imagination library (dpil) activity promotes emergent literacy skills through a partnership with dollywood foundation. Through this activity, age-appropriate books will be mailed to registered children birth up to age five monthly. Families will be recruited in target zip codes. Children are eligible to receive books regardless of family income. The books will be ordered using the dollywood foundation book ordering system database. Families will be encouraged to participate in surveys designed to evaluate the programs impact on participating children. Raising a reader (rar) program promoted improved literacy development through daily book sharing between caregivers and young children through the use of an rar community coordinator. Child care centers, child care homes, and/or other community sites with a high percentage of low income children was targeted and identified families were provided a book bag containing high quality developmentally appropriate children's books. The books were exchanged each week with weekly shared reading sessions taking place at the rar sites. Parents of the children in the program were invited to participate in at least 2 parent workshops where they learned book sharing strategies. 11 site participating as of 6-30-18 serving 467 children.