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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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

the women are the kindest , careing people. always willing to help

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no

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nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

Through my employer's giving campaign I have elected to make a monthly financial contribution to the Chatham County Partnership for Children over the last 3 years. I believe in their mission of improving services available to children in our community in childcare, education, counseling, and social services.

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Childcare in our area is scarce and the number of quality providers is thin. Without Chatham County Partnership parents would have to go outside the county for providers.

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The organization is customer oriented and visible in the community. Obviously, I would want more people to financially support them as I do.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a parent & a past board member, I am thankful that our community has this well run organization. They help provide services for small children that parents would not have otherwise.

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

the life of my youngest child, who was able to attend pre-K. I also served on the Board and saw firsthand how well the Partnership is organized and managed.

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

help get the word out so more people are aware of the wonderful services they help provide the young children of Chatham County.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

As a public health professional and past Board chair, I am grateful for the work the partnership does in enhancing the lives of young children and preparing them for success in school. Under the competent guidance of Jenny Megginson, Executive Director, Chatham county has benefited from multiple creative initiatives to improve the lives of children and families.

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

seeing the impact of services in the lives of families.

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

provide additional targeted funding for innovative programs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a mom in Pittsboro I have used the extensive knowledge of the staff at Partnership for Children to help me through the wonderful job of parenting. The staff are helpful, repectful, cheerful and take the time to help explain and go through paperwork if necessary. Their participation in the community is huge and can be seen at most gathering events where they know children will be. This organization is truely a jewel in Pittsboro's crown.

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

dealing with childcare and schooling questions

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

not make any.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Chatham Partnership works tirelessly with local and state agencies and government to provide high quality early education opportunities to children of this rural county. I have been an early educator and a parent in this community for over twenty years and have seen the vast improvement in child care , public school pre-k and teacher training since the Partnership has been active here. Kudos!

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While serving as a More@Four site received training, support and grant funds to improve my program

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I would grant them the funding needed to continue their work without constantly having to face cutting services.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a parent I know the value of high quality preschool for children, especially low income children who have fewer opportunities than middle class or walthy children. The Chatham County Partnership for Children administers the More at Four Program which helps low income children attenda a year of high quality preschool thus preparing them for kindergarten success. The organization also funds other programs that help families and children.

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More at Four classrooms

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

Expand their services to include more children

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a little girl, I attended a great preschool, called A Place to Grow. The Chatham County Partnership for Children helped this preschool improve its quality by providing trainings to the teachers, helping it improve its space and equipment, and connecting it with the NC Food Program. My friends and I had a great time playing, cooking, gardening, reading, and doing crafts.

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My early experiences in child care helped prepare me to do well from elementary to high middle school.

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

Increase their funding so that other preschools could benefit.

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

I work with preschoolers with special needs in this county. We have had several children in common throughout the years. They have been outstanding in helping with any information needed, contacts with us colleagues in the community, and with parents of the children they serve. The staff is knowledgeable and professional, and ready to help whenever needed. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone I have ever come across in that building.

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

seeing the children grow and learn in their classroom environments. I have also learned through classes and workshops they have put on.

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

change nothing!

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Rating: 5 stars  

They are amazing! Jenny Megginson is my hero! I am so motivated to work with children now. Smart Start has really made a difference for a lot of kids!!!

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

my daily life.

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

give them more resources to continue providing the same level of help to children.

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