The Family First line is still open for parents who have a question or need more information about available resources. If a Family First Specialist is not available, please leave a message when you call and someone will return your call soon. Call 252-985-4300, ext. 220.
The State of North Carolina is urging all families who can keep their children at home,
with a responsible adult, to do so.
Emergency and first responders and critical workers needing referrals to child care programs that are open and operating for children ages birth to twelve should call the statewide toll–free number listed below for assistance:
(Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Callers to be served include:
– Emergency and first responders
– Hospital staff
– Nursing and adult group home staff
– Frontline health care providers
– Child care program staff
– Food service staff
– Families of children who are homeless, receiving child welfare services, and/or in unstable or unsafe living arrangements
– Others who are working to keep North Carolinians safe and healthy.
Please note: Effective April 1st, the only licensed child care programs that are allowed to operate in North Carolina are those which have agreed to meet additional health, safety, and other requirements specified by the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) and have been specifically authorized by DCDEE to remain open in April and May 2020.
Our staff members are part of the team of NC Child Care Resource and Referral specialists who are manning the statewide child care referral hotline. If you need information about other services provided by Child Care Resource & Referral Service, please e-mail us a message and we will respond as soon as possible.
Texting Tool Available to Access Food for Children
Parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.
Additionally, No Kid Hungry NC has created a map of local school sites, community organizations and food assistance programs across North Carolina where families can access food. The interactive map can be viewed at nokidhungrync.org/covid19/ [nokidhungrync.org] and is updated daily. Press Release [ncdhhs.gov]
Please visit our Facebook page for the list of bus stops with times and updates.
In addition to our district Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/edgecombeschools/, please also make sure to check the Facebook page for your child’s school for additional information, videos, and resources.
We have established a hotline for any questions or concerns you may have. Please call 252-641-2609. If your call is not answered, please leave a message and someone will return your call.
K&W – 11am-1pm – Lunch served – kids 1-18 eat free
Boys & Girls Club – Lucy Ann Boddie Brewer Site – Lunch served – club members
PeaceMakers – 11 am – 1 p.m. – lunch served
United Community Ministries: Lunch for anyone who comes from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Located at 341 McDonald St. in Rocky Mount.
Assistance for Church Food Programming Affected by COVID-19
RAFI-USA’s Come to the Table program has a limited amount of technical assistance funds to assist rural United Methodist churches throughout North Carolina that are engaging in emergency hunger relief efforts during the coronavirus crisis with mini-grants of up to $1,000. Assistance is available on a first-come first-served basis to qualifying projects.
– Support is available for the following types of projects :
– Buying food from local farmers and/or food businesses (restaurants, etc) to give to food insecure community members
– Funds to buy fuel used to deliver food to food insecure community members
– Other projects deemed relevant
Please reach out to Michelle Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-704-6920 with any questions.
Child Care Information
Harrison Family YMCA
The YMCA is stepping in to help fill community needs where we can be most helpful by providing childcare for Essential Workers (determined by Governor Coopers Executive Order 112). We have updated our procedures to keep your family as safe as possible while having fun, completing homework packets in our dedicated tutoring time, and continuing to develop youth while you’re away! For more information on how to get registered please contact Youth and Family Director, Ivy Averette at (252)-972-9622 ext. 239 or by email email@example.com
We are also able to provide teleservices. Anyone interested in teleservices can follow up with Ivy at 252-972-9622 ext. 239 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The CDC has been urgently encouraging people to wash their hands frequently during the COVID-19 crisis. Click on the link below for video segments for both children and adults, some in English, some in Spanish, on the proper hand washing technique. There are also segments on coughing into a tissue and the importance of vaccinating children.
Join a virtual playgroup!
Looking for ideas of fun things to try at home with your preschooler? Our Kaleidoscope Play and Learn Groups are going virtual! Please email Debra Boudreau at email@example.com to be included in our weekly sharing of themed crafts, songs and simple play ideas designed to promote your child’s continued development.
Resources for Small Businesses
Scholastic Learn at Home
Take a virtual field trip…visit Mars, the zoo!
Lego 30 Day Challenge