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October 15, 2021

Event Brings Community Together in Support of Children and Child Abuse Prevention

BY ELLIOTT POTTER The name of the event is Diamonds and Denim, featuring a traditional blend of festive sparkle and casual style, but the 2021 version […]
October 8, 2021

How Deployment Impacts the Mental Health of Military Children and Families

For military children, deployment can be a persistent source of stress, unease, and anxiety, resulting in long-term effects on mental health and overall well-being. Luckily, there […]
October 1, 2021

How Onslow County Child Care Centers Put Racial Equity Into Action

At One Place, we believe that all early childhood educators have a professional obligation to advance justice and equity in their classrooms. Even young children can […]
September 29, 2021

Blue Star Welcome Week

Around 600,000 active-duty and transitioning military families move each year – and in a county with two military installations, that means some of those families end […]
September 24, 2021

One Place Team Connects Center to Volunteer Resource

Thanks to some local Marines, things just got a little cooler for children and staff in the NC Pre-K program at Child Care Network 79B in […]
September 22, 2021

How the Child Tax Credit Provides Critical Support for Families

Even as employment numbers rise and strains on household budgets have improved in recent months, one in four adults still report trouble paying for usual household […]
September 17, 2021

4 Tips for Managing Challenging Behavior in the Classroom

Are you looking for support in managing challenging behavior in your classroom? As early childhood educators settle back into the classroom, we’re here to help. With […]
September 10, 2021

Community Partners: Abuse a Common Foe of Business Community

This is part of an ongoing series of profiles on community members and organizations that partner with One Place and our Child Advocacy Center to fight […]
September 8, 2021

Funding Cuts Make Annual Fundraiser Essential to Maintain Services for Child Abuse Victims

After three cancellations due to a hurricane and the COVID-19 pandemic, One Place is holding our annual fundraiser on September 11th and the funds raised during […]
September 3, 2021

Why the First 2,000 Days of Your Child’s Life Are the Most Crucial

Why does early childhood education matter? For a few reasons, including the fact that a child’s brain develops faster from birth to age 5 than at […]
August 27, 2021

How Child Care Workforce Compensation Impacts the Future of North Carolina

Child care professionals are more than essential workers: They are the foundation that makes all other workforces possible. In the last year, the conversation around early […]
August 20, 2021

COVID-19: Tips for Caregivers Returning to the Classroom

With increasing concern about new variants of the coronavirus, many early childhood educators face pandemic protocols and worries about returning to the classroom this fall. To […]
August 13, 2021

Help Your Preschooler Transition to the Classroom

The dog days of summer are here and with the beginning of August, many parents and educators in Onslow County are preparing for a return to […]
August 11, 2021

Community Partner Profile Series: Sheriff Hans Miller

This is the first in an ongoing series of profiles on community members and organizations that partner with One Place and our Child Advocacy Center to […]
August 6, 2021

Extended Learning Resources for Preschoolers During Quarantine

While restrictions regarding COVID-19 have relaxed in recent months, the virus remains prevalent across the country with reports that numbers are on the rise again. In […]
August 4, 2021

Community Events Create Opportunity for Connections

National Night Out has been postponed to October due to community concerns regarding COVID-19. (August 5, 2021) With the highly anticipated opening of the new school […]
July 30, 2021

COVID-19 Impact Series: Racial Disparities and Child Care Closures

Over the past year, COVID-19 has magnified overwhelming inequities across the globe—and the child care sector is no exception. From rising costs of child care, vast […]
July 23, 2021

COVID-19 Impact Series: Child Abuse and Neglect Risks in Onslow County and Beyond

Children are widely recognized as an extremely vulnerable population during natural disasters and emergencies—and with COVID-19 continuing its impact as an unprecedented health emergency, children across […]
July 20, 2021

Sheriff’s Office Recognized by One Place

The united front that works every day behind the scenes on behalf of Onslow County’s abused children moved into the spotlight on Monday evening at the […]
July 16, 2021

COVID-19 Impact Series: The Cost of Child Care in Onslow County and Beyond

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 400,000 parents in North Carolina struggled to find child care. Now, more than one year into the pandemic, families […]
July 9, 2021

The American Rescue Plan and The American Families Plan: How it Impacts Early Educators

For far too long, the child care ecosystem has been overburdened and underfunded—and no one has understood this more than early educators.  With the announcement of […]