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Invest in our Children!

Your donation will be invested through Volunteers of

America’s Partnerships in Child Care programs.  We

support over 500 child care centers, preschools and family

child care providers throughout the Greater Baton Rouge,

Acadiana and Southwest Louisiana areas.

 

Our goal is to enhance the quality of early childhood

education and prepare children with the skills they

need to successfully enter kindergarten by:

  • Providing teacher education and resources
  • Nurturing children’s physical, social and cognitive development
  • Referring parents to quality care

 

Here is how

donations will be used...

 

Developmentally appropriate

learning materials

including fine motor materials, art materials,

music and movement activities, blocks,

sand/water play tables, nature/science

kits, math/number materials.

 

Expanded technical assistance

to train and mentor teachers on how

to effectively use learning materials

with the children.

Specialized teacher training,

for example, “Encouraging Literacy with

Preschoolers” including follow-up mentoring

and support to assist in implementation.

 

Professional development conferences

for all child care providers.

 

Materials for the resource center

housed at the Partnerships in Child Care office.

Used by teachers to create items to enrich

and enhance the classroom

environment.

Project PlaySmart:

Grand Prize winners receive classroom

or outdoor playground makeover up to a $10,000

value. Runners-up receive mini-makeovers up to

a $1,500 value.

10-month professional development program with

coursework, coaching and applied practice for teachers to

earn their Louisiana Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate.

 

Positive Parenting Program (Triple P):

Designed to prevent and treat behavioral and

emotional problems in children and teenagers.

 

Teacher Institute:

10-month professional development program

with coursework, coaching and practice

for teachers to earn their Louisiana

Early Childhood Ancillary

Certificate.