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February 16, 2024

Celebrating Family Support Awareness Month in North Carolina

This February we’re taking the month to celebrate Family Support Awareness Month in North Carolina. Founded just three years ago in 2021, Family Support Awareness Month […]
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 […]
January 12, 2024

Making the Move: When to Upgrade Your Child to a Booster Seat

As a parent, ensuring the safety and well-being of your child is a top priority—particularly when it comes to the dangers of being a child in […]
January 8, 2024

Storm Activities for Families

Getting through a storm with children can be tough! Here are some great ideas of fun things you can do with you kids to help entertain […]
January 5, 2024

Harness the Power of Positive Thinking with The Energy Bus: A new addition to Foundations for Resilience

One Place’s Foundations for Resilience program provides nonprofit and for-profit organizations in Onslow County with customized personal and professional growth opportunities and skill building. Research shows […]
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 22, 2023

Dispatch from One Place’s Community Services Day 

Building strong, resilient communities requires a collaborative effort—and at One Place, connecting community members to critical resources is a core pillar of our mission.  One opportunity […]
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 24, 2023

Foundations for Resilience Celebrates One Year!

Strong, responsive communities have a waterfall effect on a variety of community outcomes—particularly the futures of young children. A strong, connected, and responsive community benefits all […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 8, 2023

Guest Post: Join the Fight to End Child Abuse

Child abuse is a community issue. It happens in every city, every town, every zip code.  Without community involvement, the problem will continue. This is a […]
August 25, 2023

One Place First 2,000 Days Series: Unpacking Early Learning and Neurological Development

For years, researchers have believed that the first 2,000 days—or five years—of a child’s life have a long-lasting impact on the trajectory of their life.  Today, […]