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Is it Poison Ivy?

Is it Poison Ivy?

It’s springtime and we are on lock-down.  COVID-19 has us at home and restricted from so many places and things that we would normally do for entertainment.  We can’t go to the movies, go bowling, or out to eat at a restaurant. What we can do is go outside and enjoy...

Somebody Come Get These Kids!

Somebody Come Get These Kids!

Dear Parents, As we continue to navigate such an unprecedented time in our country, we are sure you are also navigating the various stages of managing life with your children home from school.  For many of us that also means having multiple children home during this...

Triple P Services Still Going Strong Despite COVID-19

Triple P Services Still Going Strong Despite COVID-19

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) is one of the many community impact programs that Partners In Learning provides to those living in and around Rowan County. And while many schools and other businesses are closed during this terrible outbreak, Partners In Learning...

Triple P Tip During COVID-19

What a week (or 2-3 depending on location) we have had.  With the onset of COVID-19 and recently implemented “Stay At Home” orders, there have been local and national shifts as schools close and many of us are now working from home.  With these shifts, we know comes...

5 Tips to Teach Critical Thinking Skills

5 Tips to Teach Critical Thinking Skills

I found this photo on facebook and thought how perfectly it shows the importance of teaching young children critical thinking skills. Critical thinking skills are learned through play.  Play is a child’s work! Here are 5 tips to help children build a foundation for...

How can we close the 30 million word gap?

How can we close the 30 million word gap?

You’ve likely heard of the “word gap“ where by the age of 3, there is a 30 million gap in the vocabularies of children from the wealthiest and poorest families. You have also likely heard how a child’s vocabulary predicts later success. “The more parents talk with...

5 Tips Guaranteed to Stop Shopping Tantrums

5 Tips Guaranteed to Stop Shopping Tantrums

Who doesn’t like this traditional Christmas song? It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Everywhere you go Take a look at the five and ten, it’s glistening once again With candy canes and silver lanes that glow It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Toys in...

The Importance of Staff Development

The Importance of Staff Development

When we think of staff development we often think about it for teachers in the kindergarten through high school years. However, it is just as important, if not more so for teachers who teach infants through Preschool. You may be asking yourself why: during these years...

What Does Being a Model Child Care Center mean?

What Does Being a Model Child Care Center mean?

Partners in Learning was conceived in the spring of 1996 by a grassroots group of individuals that wanted to build a model center that would include typical as well as children with special needs, and implement services that would enrich the lives of children and...

Let’s Build Resilient Communities!

Let’s Build Resilient Communities!

This blog post couldn’t be more timely with what is going on with the migrant children at the border.  Severe adversity (trauma) has lasting effects on a child’s brain before the age of 5.   Trauma affects children for the rest of their lives.  Extensive research has...