The Summer Slide
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by Molly McCabe
3w ago
It’s not the FUN slides we associate with summer. No backyard slide with your dump truck rumbling down. Not a nice, tall, park slide to squeal down as you reach for someone to catch you. No water slide splashing spray and making waves for you to shoot through and throw yourself into! Nope! This summer slide is the loss of reading skills that can happen during the summer months. What can we do to stop the Summer Slide? Book Availability- Use free resources for your family to have access to a wide variety of interests and reading levels. Make sure there is always a stack of books waiting to be ..read more
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Beat the Summer Heat with Fun Indoor Activities for Your Child
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by Molly McCabe
3w ago
This summer North Carolina is expected to have hot temperatures, high humidity, and thunderstorms.  The Farmer’s Almanac predicts several “hot spells” in July and August where temps will be higher than normal. Even though summer is often the ideal time to play outdoors, prepare for the summer heat (or rain) with this toolbox of fun indoor activities to keep your child safe. 10 Ways to Beat the Heat at Home Take a trip to the library. The library is a great place to cool off, explore books and movies, and even spend time reading together. You can encourage your child to pick out a few book ..read more
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Reading Aloud
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by Molly McCabe
2M ago
We talk a lot about reading aloud! We all know how important it is. So we try. Let’s examine a few possible story times that we’ve all had at one time! Story Time #1: It’s quiet. You are sitting calmly with all your children beside you. You’re slowly reading a bedtime story-complete with fantastic voices and incredible sound effects. Your children “oooo” and “aaa” at all the right places and clap when the story ends. Story Time #2: It’s chaos. You are reading aloud to one child-who is near you on the couch. There is one chasing the dog. The other could be building a dinosaur or it could be a r ..read more
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Ending Child Abuse and Neglect: Blog Roundup
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by Molly McCabe
2M ago
While Child Abuse Prevention Month has come to an end, the work continues at One Place. We’re working to end child abuse and neglect every month. Keep reading for a quick roundup of different resources on how you can support our efforts to end child abuse and neglect for good. 1. Preventing Child Abuse Through Safe, Nurturing Child-Adult Relationships Whether you’re a parent, caregiver, or simply an adult in the life of a child, understanding and recognizing the signs of child abuse and neglect is critical. By gaining knowledge of how child maltreatment can manifest in the lives of a child or ..read more
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Is Reading a Book Just Reading a Book?
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by Molly McCabe
3M ago
Books! We’ve shared a few messages now about books-reading aloud with your child, building a home library, using conversation to develop language…. All of those benefits seem to only affect early literacy skills. Right? Don’t judge a book by its cover:) All of those simple, loving interactions are also creating strong bonds between you and your child. Research shows that the most important factor in a child’s ability to grow and flourish is a stable, strong relationship with an adult. The times you spend book sharing give your child one-on-one time, space to talk, and YOU. Bondi ..read more
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Child Abuse Prevention Month: How Early Childhood Educators Can Help Prevent Child Abuse
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by Molly McCabe
3M ago
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month—and throughout the month, we’re sharing insights on different ways to help prevent child abuse and neglect. Today, we’re highlighting the role of early childhood educators when preventing child abuse and neglect.  As an educator, you’re not only responsible for nurturing a child’s academic growth—but you also play a crucial role in ensuring their safety and emotional well-being. By understanding the signs of abuse and fostering healthy relationships, early childhood educators can become powerful advocates in the prevention of child abuse.  Recogn ..read more
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Preventing Child Abuse Through Safe, Nurturing Child-Adult Relationships
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by Molly McCabe
3M ago
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month—and as part of our mission to end child abuse in Onslow County, we’re sharing tips and education on the many factors that play a role in child abuse and neglect.  Child abuse is a preventable problem. Whether you’re a parent, caregiver, or simply an adult in the life of a child, understanding and recognizing the signs of child abuse and neglect is critical. By gaining knowledge of how child maltreatment can manifest in the lives of a child or adult, you can step in and help.  Recognizing Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect Despite the prevalence of ..read more
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Week of the Young Child 2024-Family Friday
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by Molly McCabe
3M ago
It’s been a fun-filled week celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, families, and the community with hands-on collaborative activities encouraging movement and healthy lifestyles through music, food, and art. We’re so thankful for everyone who joined us! We wrap up Week of the Young Child 2024 today with Family Friday, a day to honor families—children’s first and most important teachers. So today we encourage you to spend time with your family and we’ve put together a list of activities (based on the WOYC themes) to encourage engagement, interaction, and fun for the whole f ..read more
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Child Abuse Prevention Month: How You Can Help Prevent Child Abuse in Onslow County
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by Molly McCabe
3M ago
The future of North Carolina depends on the healthy development of the next generation. Our state—and our neighborhoods—will thrive when we invest in fostering safe, strong, and nurturing communities where children reach their full potential.  Child maltreatment is a consistent obstacle preventing children from thriving, impacting 1 in 7 children across the United States. Abuse and neglect don’t discriminate and can impact all socioeconomic classes and races, causing a severe impact on communities.  Historically, child welfare programs have focused on responding to incidents of child ..read more
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Week of the Young Child 2024
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by Molly McCabe
3M ago
It’s Week of the Young Child from April 6th through the 12th and we’re here to share some fun family activities that you can do at home to celebrate!  What’s Week of the Young Child?  Sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Week of the Young Child is a fun-filled week in celebration of early learning, teachers, families, and communities.  A Week of Family Fun  Kickoff Saturday  On Saturday, April 6th, spend some time looking over the next few days of activities and determining if you need to purchase any supplies. From craftin ..read more
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