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April 19, 2024

Child Abuse Prevention Month: How Early Childhood Educators Can Help Prevent Child Abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month—and throughout the month, we’re sharing insights on different ways to help prevent child abuse and neglect. Today, we’re highlighting the […]
March 1, 2024

Free (and Low Cost) Spring Break Staycation Ideas

Wondering how to spend spring break in Onslow County? We’ve prepared a list of some of our favorite free—and low-cost—spring break staycation ideas for families. Whether […]
February 23, 2024

Find the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Child in Onslow County: 2024 Edition!

For children and teens, Onslow County is home to several fun and educational summer camps. Even though summer may seem far away, now is the perfect […]
February 2, 2024

Military Child Care in Your Neighborhood (MCCYN): What You Need to Know

Military families face a distinct set of challenges—from frequent moves and deployments that can disrupt daily life. One of the most critical concerns for many military […]
December 29, 2023

2023 End of Year Blog Recap

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 […]
November 3, 2023

4 Tips for Choosing a Safe, High-Quality Child Care Program in Onslow County 

4 Tips for Choosing a Safe, High-Quality Child Care Program in Onslow County  As a parent, one of the biggest and most important decisions you’ll make […]
October 6, 2023

Early Educator Training at One Place  

At One Place, we help early educators discover the tools and resources required to expand your knowledge, strengthen your career, and connect with like-minded peers.  Whether […]
September 29, 2023

Yes, Your Child Is Learning Through Play. Here’s How. 

Walk into any preschool classroom in North Carolina and you’ll likely be greeted with children playing together or interacting with early childhood educators. While many of […]
August 18, 2023

State examines ratings tool for assessing child care quality  

As parents and caregivers of children weigh their options for child care in the aftermath of COVID-19, they often find themselves wondering how scarcity impacts their […]
July 14, 2023

How to Select a High-Quality Child Care Program in Onslow County

As a parent or caregiver, one of the most important decisions you will make for your young child is choosing a high-quality child care program—and this […]
June 2, 2023

Keep Your Child Safe at Summer Camp with These Tips 

Summer is just around the corner and many parents are considering what summer camps are available and making plans for their children. No matter if you’re […]
May 19, 2023

Unpacking North Carolina School Safety 

As more and more incidents of school violence continue to make headlines and cause deep concern among families, teachers, and policymakers, many schools are reassessing their […]
May 3, 2023

Find the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Child in Onslow County: 2023 Edition! 

Onslow County is home to a number of enjoyable and educational summer camps for children and teens. Although it may feel like summer is still far […]
March 17, 2023

Unpacking the Differences Between NC Pre-K, Three School, Early Head Start, and Child Care

Did you know there are a number of no cost, state-funded programs in North Carolina designed to support your child’s early education? While many may think […]
February 17, 2023

First 2,000 Days Series: Creating Trauma-Informed Classrooms and Centers 

Many early childhood educators encounter young children on a daily basis who have experienced trauma. As more and more research has become available on adverse childhood […]
January 27, 2023

Increasing the Supply of Child Care: Policy Recommendations 

Even amidst growing inflation across the country, child care—arguably one of the most significant financial burdens for families—remains unchanged. Over the past year, the American Rescue […]
January 20, 2023

Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) and Why It Matters 

Whether you’re moving to Onslow County for the first time or you’re weighing your options for your child, the process of finding a high-quality child care […]
January 6, 2023

Update: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds and Early Childhood Education

More than a year ago, the White House announced the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Child Care Stabilization program, a federal aid package designed to enable more […]
December 30, 2022

End of Year Blog Recap: 2022

As 2022 comes to end, we’re reflecting on a year of rebuilding and supporting our community. As child care and family support systems have shifted since […]
December 23, 2022

Child Care Workers are Leaving the Workforce. How Do We Bring Them Back? 

Many early childhood educators—the individuals responsible for making employment possible for most parents—are leaving the workforce for good. Low pay, demanding work, and a lack of […]
November 25, 2022

Why Child Care Drives Businesses Forward

For decades, most businesses have created a sharp separation between the personal and the professional. However in recent years—particularly since COVID—more and more businesses have seen […]