25th Silver Jubilee! Coming Together for Children Conference

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Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (and More) in the Early Years

Saturday, February 10, 2018
7:30am - 12:45pm
Crossroads United Methodist Church
220 George W. Liles Parkway NW, Concord, NC

The 25th annual Coming Together for Children Conference is for early education professionals from Cabarrus, Rowan, and Stanly Counties. Parents are also welcome. The conference will feature exciting workshops, outstanding presenters, agencies, and light refreshments.


Early Bird Registration Fee is $30. Deadline: January 31, 2018
Late Registration Fee is $35. Dates: February 1 - February 9, 2018
On-Site Registration Fee is $40.

Make checks payable to Coming Together for Children. Payment in the form of a check or money order must accompany the registration. Registrations will not be processed without payment.

REFUND POLICY: No refunds after February 1, 2018. Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to Coming Together for Children and postmarked by February 1. Please allow approximately three to five weeks for processing. "No Shows" will not be given a refund after the event.

Who is Invited?
Early childhood educators in Cabarrus, Stanly, and Rowan Counties are invited to attend. This includes programs serving children birth through age 8, all day or part day, licensed or unregulated. The invitation is extended to all parents and foster parents of children ages 0 to 5 years of age.

NC Division of Child Development: Contact Credit Hours of three (3) hours for conference participants.

All particants are invited to enjoy a light breakfast (coffee, juice, pastries) and snacks as part of their conference registration fee. Lunch is not provided.

Exhibits will open at 7:30am and close at 11:15am. Exhibits are located in the Gymnasium. Look for signs. Please take time to visit each vendor and agency. There will be a lot of information and resources for you to take home.

Businesses and agencies that are interested in setting up a table at the event can download the Vendor Application Form or Agency Application Form for more details.

Accessibility Assistance
If you would like assistance due to mobility, hearing, or sight impairment, or limited English proficiency, you are warmly encouraged to contact Kathryn Monroe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Conference Packet (PDF) - Schedule, presentation details and registration form
Hearts and Hands Award Nomination Form (PDF)
Vendor Application Form (PDF)
Agency Application Form (PDF)


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Voices for Children Luncheon

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 12pm
Location: All Saints Episcopal Church - 525 Lake Concord Rd NE, Concord, NC

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Cabarrus Partnership for Children is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving Cabarrus County children, ages birth to five, and their families. In the past nineteen years, we have served thousands of children and families to ensure success in school.  Join us as we highlight the success of our organization and share the impact that we have made over the past year.




Special thanks to our sponsors:





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Parkas & Pints

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When: Friday, December 8, 2017 - 5-9pm
Where: Cabarrus Brewing Company - 329 McGill Ave NW, Concord, NC

Join us for Parkas & Pints, an annual event benefiting the Cabarrus Partnership for Children's Cuddle Up Coat Drive! Each year, this coat drive provides warm coats, gloves and other winter clothing items to over 500 children in Cabarrus County. Parkas & Pints will include a children's coat drive, raffle prizes, door prizes and more.

During the event, we will be collecting:

  • New or very gently loved children's coats, sizes 12 months up to size 10
  • Preschool sized gloves and hats
  • New packages of preschool sized socks and underwear
  • Kohl's Cash, gift cards and monetary donations are also accepted

Raffle Prizes

Raffle items and tickets to enter the raffle will be located in the conference room down the side hall. Tickets are $1 each. All proceeds will support the 11th Annual Cuddle Up Coat Drive.

  • Cabarrus Brewing Company Gift Basket
  • Set of two children's books written by local author, Danielle Stewart (US Today Best Selling Author) - 3 sets of books are available
  • Gingerbread House Gift Basket - Donated by Zsambeky, Chaney & Associates Family Dentistry
  • LoLaRoe Leggings - Donated by Jennifer Ross
  • Gift certificate for a 1 hour massage - Donated by Melissa Fassett at Zen4Life Massage Therapy & Natural Wellness
  • The Speedpark at Concord Mills unlimited pass, $49 value - 2 available
  • $20 gift certificate to Sweet Frog (Kannapolis, Concord and Afton Ridge)
  • Taco Kit Gift Basket from Wild Tree, $40 value - Donated by Amanda Connell
  • $25 Walmart Gift Card - 4 available - Donated by Skip Hulett, owner of LightStyles
  • Cuddle on a Snowy Evening Gift Basket (blanket, hot chocolate, Uno cards, Apples to Apples game, a wash and draw Olof, activity books, brownie brittle and popcorn) - Donated by First Kids Preschool of First Presbyterian Church in Concord
  • Box of Bakery Christmas Cookies - Donated by Melanie Matthews

If you are interested in donating a raffle prize for Parkas and Pints, contact Elizabeth Albright or Lyne Goode at (704) 933-8278.

Special thanks to our event host and community partner, Cabarrus Brewing Company!


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Coat Drive

cpfc 11th annual coat drive 2 tinyJoin us once again in collecting new and gently loved winter coats for children in Cabarrus County! Each year, the Cuddle Up Coat Drive provides approximately 500 winter coats to children in our community.

Program Needs:

  • New or VERY gently loved children’s coats, sizes 12 months to size 10
  • Preschool sized gloves & hats
  • NEW packages of preschool sized socks and underwear
  • Kohl's Cash, gift cards and monetary donations are also accepted.

Where to Donate:

All Saints Episcopal Church
525 Lake Concord Rd NE, Concord, NC 28025

Cabarrus Partnership for Children
1307 S. Cannon Blvd, Kannapolis, NC 28083

Cheatham Lab (UNC Research Lab at the NC Research Campus)
500 Laureate Way, Rm 1101, Kannapolis, NC 28081

Country Law Shack
5605 Hwy 49, Mount Pleasant, NC 28124

First Presbyterian Church in Concord
70 Union St N, Concord, NC 28025

Nationwide Insurance Kelley Moulton Agency
250 Church St NE, Concord, NC 28025

STARS Preschool at Crossroads Church 
220 George W. Liles Pkwy, Concord, NC 28027

The Sunshine House
3056 Weddington Rd NW, Concord, NC 28027

Zen4Life Massage Therapy & Natural Wellness
39 Market Street, Concord, NC 28025

Zsambeky, Chaney & Associates Family Dentistry
200 Branchview Dr SE, Concord, NC 28025

The 11th Annual Cuddle Up Coat Drive is a program of the Cabarrus Partnership for Children. For more information, contact Elizabeth Albright at (704) 933-8278 ext. 107 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Parkas & Pints is returning to Cabarrus Brewing Company!

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