Chatham County Partnership for Children

Rating: 4.9 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Education, Crime & Law

Location: 200 Sanford Hwy Ste #4 Pittsboro NC 27312 USA

Mission: The Partnership promotes opportunities for all our young children to grow up safe, healthy, and able to succeed. In collaboration with our community partners, we plan, fund, and implement quality early childhood education, health, and family support initiatives.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Chatham County Partnership for Children is a group of individuals that works very diligently to improve the services that our children receive. I am very honored to be a part of this fine organization that puts children at the highest priority possible. Without this organization and their fine staff many of our children would not receive the services needed to be successful in the future.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

by having a More at Four classroom at my private childcare facility. This program is wonderful and helps prepare at risk children that would not have an opportunity otherwise to participate in a program prior to attending school.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not make any changes. I just hope that change does not have to occur with this organization. The accomplishments made by this group of people are huge in building the future of children.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Chatham County Partnership for Children as an agency is genuinely concerned about the children and their families in our community. The services provided are valued on mulitple levels. The Executive Director has her eyes and ears open to the needs in the local community. She is very sensitive to the current trends in in childcare and keeps community partners engaged and ready to respond to the needs of our children. The NAPPSAC Prorgam, a program designed for childcare centers promotes healthy eating habits and exercise, was funded in response to the childhood obesity in Chatham County. The advantage of the program is that operators and parents are taught intervention that can be rooted in the community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Our community has benefited from the Immunization tracking Program which is funded by this program. Chatham County has an immunization rate of greater than 95% for children 0 - 2 years of age.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I had the availabilty of resources, I would continue to fund such programs to keep our children in the best possible state of health in order to promote positive physical and mental growth and development.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The partnerhship is a crucial part of our community. It provides support to several organizations that enrich, and provide much needs supports to families. Smart Start and More at Four are just to name a few.

Our children are our future and thus so too must the Partnership be.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I work with familes who have children that would not have a launching pad for success without the More at Four program.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

We have had incredible ratings. We tweek but large changes are not necessary.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am the director the KidSCope program, which has worked with the Chatham County Partnership for Children since 1996. We have partnered with them to implement a Child Care Mental Health Consultation program that has worked closely with local child care centers to help teachers deal more effectively with young children with challenging behaviors. CCPC, its staff and board have been very supportive of this program as well as other programs that KidSCope implements in Chatham County. They are always striving to help local agencies meet the needs of children, families, and child care providers. It is joy to work with them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Chatham County

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no suggestions

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Executive Director, Genevieve Megginson, spoke to our Central carolina Community College undergraduate class about the importance of Early Childhood Education in the state of NC. The lecture was most informative and touched the hearts and minds of our future early childhood educators in NC. As a faculty member of CCCC we would like to thank Chatham County Partnership for Chidlren for their time and expertise in sharing important ideas and concepts to our students.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the college setting and community seting of Pittsboro where I live.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase the amount of state funding to reassure that proper staffing for our children is appropriate.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Partnership for Children is very active in the community. They often participate in local outreach events to get the word out about their various programs. I often partner with the organization on obesity prevention efforts to help kids become more active and eat healthier. Partnership for Children truly cares about our young children and reaches hundreds of these kids with their efforts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how their funding supports and helps young children that are served through my agency.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make sure they received adequate funding each year so they wouldn't have to cut back services.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Chatham County Partnership for Children has been a great resource for myself and my colleagues. They have worked very closely with us by providing support for the children I work with and their families. They offer professional development workshops as well as individual support. They are an asset to the community and the families that live in Chatham County.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

receiving professional development and individual assistance from their staff. I have been able to expand my knowledge of working with children through these resources.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

change nothing at this time. It is a great organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a mother of 4, grandmother of 11, great-grandmother of 1, and family child care provider for Infants and Toddlers (B - 2) for 27 years, I KNOW what good work is done through the CCPC. As a board member I have learned so much about the vast knowledge and the scope of activities for improving the lives of young children that is funded and provided through the work of the Partnership. As Board Chair for three years, I learned even more about the involvement of our Partnership in all aspects of the lives of young children and their caregivers. It has been my pleasure to serve on this Board and be involved in improving the quality of care the young children of Chatham County need. Jenny Megginson is the most knowledgeable Executive Director I have ever know. She truly has her hands in every aspect of the work of the CCPC. I admire her and her staff for all they do.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my family child care home for infants and toddlers, the improvements and educational opportunities that have been made available to and for me.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not know where to start. Each element of each program and every committee that oversees those programs knows their responsibilities and carries them out in cooperation with all other programs.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Chatham County Partnership for Children is an amazing group of people who truly believe in the importance of Early Childhood education and care. Without this great organization, many children would be left without the resources and services that they need to succeed! Without successful children, there will be no successful adults! I am truly blessed to be able to connect with this organization to help the young children in Chatham County! :-)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My work everyday - seeing the growth in the children, the increased awareness and understanding and improved skills of the teachers/caregivers and parents, and watching how the atmosphere around these children improves.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change anything. They are exceptional people who do what they do very well.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been so pleased to be a part of such a dedicated group of people. All care deeply for the success of children and families. They are personally and professionally vested. The Partnership fills a role that no other group in our county could do. They truely form partnerships that work for the benefit of every person in Chatham County by helping the smallest of Chatham County. If it wasn't for the Partnership's guidance I would never have been able to establish a prek program at my local public school. This program is 5 star, has more at four slots and is the only one in one in the entire SW corner of the County.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The establishment of Bennett Preschool

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increased public awareness of the organization and its important work

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