We’re so happy you’re here. Unfortunately, COVID-19 forced us to cancel our annual Voices for Children Luncheon, which is where we would have told you all about our programs and successes from the year. Instead, we hope you will join us virtually, through this annual report and our social media posts, to hear our stories and learn about the impact that we’re making in Cabarrus County.
Early literacy programs
High-quality early educational experiences
Improving the quality of child care in Cabarrus County
Emergency dental care for children under 5 years old who are without dental insurance or Medicaid
Training and technical support from Child Care Health Consultants
Special thanks to Danielle Mauldin for sponsoring our Champion for Children presentation
We are pleased to present the 11th annual Anne Laukaitis Champion for Children Award to Dr. Russell Suda.
Dr. Suda is the creator and Founder of the Substance Use Network, also known as the SUN Project. His vision has helped to create a collaborative system of care that uses best practices to support the health, safety and recovery of pregnant patients with a substance use disorder. This program took years to develop and Dr. Suda has spent his retirement dedicated to helping this population.
Gina Gonzalez Hofert, who works alongside Dr. Suda as the Program Manager for the SUN Project, spoke about why she nominated Dr. Suda for the Anne Laukaitis Champion for Children Award, before presenting it to him at the Cabarrus Health Alliance in Kannapolis.
Special thanks to our Program Spotlight Sponsor, Rev. Jacqueline Whitfield and Mr. Richard Whitfield
The Early Education Liaison program funded by the Cabarrus Partnership for Children helps increase the education levels of early educators to increase the availability of quality early child care in Cabarrus County. The program provides scholarships to those who do not qualify for other financial aid and funds liaisons from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to work with local educators/child care centers to enroll and help assist students in completing their education.
We spoke with Nida about the support she received from the Early Educator Liaison program and how it allowed her to take more classes as she pursued a career in early childhood education. Watch our spotlight on the Early Education Liaison program to learn more!
High-quality educational experiences designed to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-olds in Cabarrus County.
NC Pre-K Administration
Child Care Health Consultants
Building Healthy Lifestyles
Smart Start Subsidy
Early Education Liaison
Child care providers in 35 child care facilities participated in training
Child care providers received professional development advising
Received Smart Start education scholarships or education award stipends through Early Education Liaison
Assuring Better Health and Development (ABCD)
Substance Use Network (SUN) Clinic
Emergency Dental Services
Project Baby Reach
Breastfeeding Peer Support
Children received developmental and early intervention services through ABCD
Children received funding for emergency dental services
Families received prenatal and postpartum Breastfeeding Peer Support
Families of newborns in the Mother/Baby Unit and NICU received developmental milestones through Project Baby Reach
Systems building meeting and technical assistance contacts to allow recruitment of 14 SUN clinic patients
Cabarrus Partnership for Children, through the Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) program, facilitated distributing alcohol pads, batteries, disinfectant, face masks, gloves, paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap and thermometers to childcare providers throughout the county. The Partnership applied for and received grants and donations from individuals that helped fulfill 469 individual requests from 54 childcare centers and family child care homes. CCHC and the Partnership offer weekly director calls since the onset of COVID-19 to create a supporting community for these essential workers.
Parents as Teachers (PAT)
Circle of Parents
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Reach Out and Read
Books mailed to children’s homes. (Up from 53,760 in 2018-19)
Books distributed during well-child visits
Families received customized home visits by a Parent Educator through Parents as Teachers
Parents received peer support through Circle of Parents teen parent and inmate support groups
Each year, the Cabarrus Partnership for Children collects and distributes hundreds of winter coats to children who are in need through our Cuddle up Coat Drive. Local businesses and organizations aid us in our efforts by becoming coat drive collection sites and by hosting their own coat drives with their staff and clientele, then delivering donated children’s coats to the Partnership.
310 to preschool children
The following items were purchased and distributed to local families in need thanks to your contributions to the Emergency Fund.
All Saints Episcopal Church
Champion for Children Award Sponsor
Danielle Mauldin, Board of Directors
Program Spotlight Sponsor
Rev. Jacqueline Whitfield and Mr. Richard Whitfield
Friend of Cabarrus Partnership for Children
Cyndie Mynatt – Ben Mynatt Family of Dealerships
Friends of Cabarrus Partnership for Children
Waynett Taylor – Board of Directors
Make a monetary donation through mail, PayPal or Facebook to support one of our many evidence-based programs for children ages birth to five. Your support stays right here in Cabarrus County. Visit the link below to choose how you’d like to donate.
Donate $50 or more to the Cabarrus Partnership for Children and receive a pack of 5 Christmas cards drawn by local children in our NC Pre-K program! If you would like to donate $50 for 5 cards, Email Lauren
Create a Facebook Fundraiser to support the Cabarrus Partnership for Children, then share it with your family and friends! To create a fundraiser, visit the link below, select “Raise Money” and follow the steps to getting your fundraiser set up!
Did you know that you can support our work at the Partnership simply by shopping on Amazon?! Use our AmazonSmile link every time you shop and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Cabarrus Partnership for Children! Visit our AmazonSmile link below to bookmark it and start shopping!
1307 S. Cannon Blvd. Kannapolis, NC 28082
PO Box 87, Kannapolis, NC 28082
Phone: (704) 933-8278