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April 26, 2024

Ending Child Abuse and Neglect: One Place’s Strategies

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month—and throughout the month, we’ve shared insights on different ways to help prevent child abuse and neglect. Today, we’re highlighting One […]
April 24, 2024

Is Reading a Book Just Reading a Book?

Books! We’ve shared a few messages now about books-reading aloud with your child, building a home library, using conversation to develop language…. All of those benefits seem […]
April 5, 2024

Week of the Young Child 2024

It’s Week of the Young Child from April 6th through the 12th and we’re here to share some fun family activities that you can do at […]
March 22, 2024

Are Brains Built or Born?

Brains are built, not born. What happens in children’s early years sets the foundation for all the years that follow. Child development is a dynamic, interactive […]
March 15, 2024

Meet Bethany Esau of One Place: A New PBS Rootle Ambassador

One Place is excited to share that Bethany Esau, Child Care Resource & Referral Coordinator, has been chosen as a Rootle Ambassador by PBS North Carolina. […]
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 27, 2024

The “Big Six” Literacy Skills

We talk a lot about the importance of early literacy, daily book reading, and book sharing routines. But this month, I thought we could ADD to […]
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 9, 2024

Valentine’s Day Feature: 5 Tips to Spend Quality Time with Your Child

Happy Valentine’s Day from One Place! No matter how you’re celebrating the holiday, spending quality time with your child is one of the best ways to […]
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 […]
January 26, 2024

What are your New Year’s resolutions?

January. There’s something special about this month. Everyone is excited about the new year and the new possibilities Many of us decide to face the new year […]
January 19, 2024

Early Head Start: Pregnant Women and Expectant Family Services

Are you pregnant and expecting a child? Families in Onslow County can enroll in the Early Head Start (EHS) Pregnant Women and Expectant Families program and […]
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 […]
December 15, 2023

What’s the Perfect Gift?

The most wonderful, wintery, wish-filled time of the year!! How many of us are juggling busy schedules, get-togethers, and the ultimate ugly sweaters?! But today, let’s […]
November 21, 2023

Ways to Be Thankful

This Thanksgiving season, I was thinking about all the ways my kids and I used to make memories. We would cut out colored leaves, “iron” wax […]
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 24, 2023

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves!

October. October is for noticing the little things in our lives that make them better. October doesn’t get the fanfare September does with the Back to […]
October 13, 2023

What Are The “R’s of Learning”?

Each month we’re sharing a blog created by our Early Literacy Coordinator, Lisa Davis, focusing on the importance of early literacy, building literacy in your home, […]
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 […]
September 22, 2023

It’s Child Passenger Safety Week! Here’s everything you need to know about car seat safety. 

This week we’re celebrating Child Passenger Safety Week. To help families and caregivers better understand the importance of car seat safety, we’re sharing several tips and […]
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 […]