As 2023 draws to a close, we’re reflecting on another year of investing in our community. From sharing details on the importance of child care, to highlighting important policy updates in Onslow County, it’s been a busy year with plenty of highlights.
Today, we’re highlighting the top ten most-read blog posts from 2023 in the hopes that these resources will continue to be helpful to you as we look toward 2024.
Every day, One Place works to keep families strong and children safe from abuse and neglect. To achieve this outcome, we leverage the Five Protective Factors—a multidisciplinary initiative that empowers families and gives children the support they need in order to thrive.
In North Carolina, we have three core programs that are no cost to eligible families and available to children and families in Onslow County and beyond: NC Pre-K, Three School, and Early Head Start.
If your child shows symptoms of anxiety, they’re not alone. One in five children experiences some form of clinical anxiety before adolescence. One of the best ways to support your child’s anxiety is to provide them with a toolbox to manage their intrusive thoughts and anxious feelings.
Onslow County is home to a number of enjoyable and educational summer camps for children and teens. Stay tuned for our 2024 edition of finding the perfect summer camp this spring!
In 2023, One Place launched a new one-stop application process in partnership with Onslow County Schools. For anyone with a child under the age of 5 ready for an early childhood education program, we compiled everything you need to know about the updated process.
This year, we heard from our Early Literacy Coordinator, Lisa Davis, on the importance of early literacy, how to build literacy in your home, and how to help your child with reading. In this blog, Lisa unpacks the 3Rs: Reading, ‘Riting, and ‘Rithmetic.
Early childhood experiences have a tremendous influence on the long-term health and well-being of your child—and for military children who face a unique set of challenges, the odds of having an adverse childhood experience (ACE) can be higher.
In January 2023, we shared an update on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Child Care Stabilization program—a federal aid package designed to enable more than 200,000 child care providers across the country to keep their doors open and serve as many children as possible.
One Place provides several early education programs that support children through their first 2,000 days, including Early Head Start, a federally-funded program designed for low-income families. This foundational program helps families with children under the age of 3 promote school readiness, develop social-emotional growth, and ensure parents and caregivers have the tools they need to achieve their goals.
In our Community Partners series, a continuing spotlight on people and organizations serving alongside One Place, we highlighted Jameszetta Hardison—a licensed therapist and psychological health services provider who has served on the front lines in defense of children in Onslow County for more than three decades.
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