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.
Pandemic EBT Benefits for Fall 2020
NEED HEALTH INSURANCE? See link below for details
Text to Live Healthy
Staying fit and healthy has never been more important. Good nutrition and physical activity are important protections against illnesses like COVID-19. We want to help. Sign up for the Poe Center’s Text to Live Healthy program for weekly text messages with tips on nutrition and physical activity. Registration is free. Standard data usage charges may apply. To register:
Text GARDEN to 21333.
Manda JARDIN al 21333
**Note – Text messages will be available in English or Spanish. Registration is free, but the user’s standard data usage charges may apply. You may unsubscribe at any point. Your contact information will not be shared with any other parties.
Join us in the effort to keep North Carolina families healthy and fit.
Grants Available to Community Organizations for Remote Learning Support
North Carolina community-based organizations (CBOs) that are providing remote learning support for students while schools are in Plan B or C due to the Coronavirus pandemic are invited to apply for up to $100,000 per remote learning site for COVID-19 relief funds. For further information, please see: https://www.ncymcaalliance.org/covid-19-grants
As Smart Start and the NC Partnership for Children seek to understand how community coalitions/initiatives are engaging in the ACEs/Trauma/Resilience work, we are starting with how work is being described. Please see the survey link below. Your feedback is appreciated.
This online opportunity is for North Carolina families who have children up to three years old who have disabilities or delays in one or more areas of development. We can discuss Early Intervention services available through the North Carolina Infant Toddler Program, how to navigate systems, Individualized Family Service Plans, transitions and more.
The question(s) submitted by families upon registration will guide our discussion.
Let’s Talk about what is important to YOU!
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
2 Sessions Available!
11:00 am & 7:00 pm
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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