Our approach is simple: Early childhood and Family Support must be about both lifelong health and readiness to succeed in school. ParentChild+ (PC+) shares our vision and is one of many reasons we are so excited to partner with them! You can visit the PC+ home page by clicking here. 

Interested in enrolling? Email or call Aurora Swain at aurora.swain@familiesfirstcc.org or 704-786-5613.

The home-visiting model is simple, effective, offered in English and Spanish, and at no cost to families.

We Visit Families Where They Live
This in-home approach makes it convenient for families to prepare their children (18-36 months) for preschool. Over the course of two cycles, families receive 92 home visits (30 minutes) and acquire a library free :

    • 46 high quality books and educational toys
    • 46 curricular guide sheets with tips on vocabulary-building, engaging conversation, skill development, social-emotional development, imaginative play, literacy,
      music, and art activities.

Who is eligible?

  • Families with a child(ren) ages 18 - 36 months.  

What are the goals?

  • To nurture parents' strengths and help children get the best possible start and parents enjoy being their first teacher.
  • To help families become self-sustaining by using education to break the cycle of poverty for low-income families
  • When families graduate, they gain access to one of our (or another suited) 5 Star rated Immersion Preschools, the critical next health, and educational step.

What we provide isn’t just early literacy, it is early opportunity. For families living in underserved communities, we are a first step on the ladder to success.

How does it work?

  • Give us a call or email (below) and you will be connected with one of our Early Learning Specialists (home-visitors) who lives in and works in your area, sharing language and cultural backgrounds.

We look forward to seeing you several times a week for about 30 minutes, with new books and toys for you to keep! Please see the core model below and email Aurora Swain at aurora.swain@familiesfirstcc.org or call the main office at 704-786-5613. 

To Learn More about this model and us, keep reading!

We Visit Families Where They Live

Our in-home approach makes it convenient for underserved families isolated by poverty, language and literacy barriers, and lack of transportation to participate in high-quality early childhood education.

Over the course of two cycles, families receive 92 home visits and acquire a library for free of:

  • 46 high-quality books and educational toys
  • 46 curricular guide sheets with tips on vocabulary-building, engaging conversation, skill development, social-emotional development, imaginative play, and literacy, music, and art
    activities.      

We Hire Local and Train Specialist who shares your culture and language

Each family is matched with a community-based early learning specialist who shares their culture and language and visits with them twice a week. The early learning specialist models reading, conversation, and play activities to stimulate parent-child interaction and promote the development of verbal, cognitive, and social-emotional skills critical for children’s long-term success. Our ELSs support families and their definitions of success, always highlighting parent's strengths and role as parents and teachers. 
 

We help children become better students, and parents become their first teachers.

ParentChild+ empowers parents to put their children on the path to school and life success, dream for their children’s futures, and take pride in their educational accomplishments because parents make them happen. Parents will always be a child's first teacher. Our goal is to help parents recognize and nurture their strengths to set their children on a path to success.

We Help Families Become Self-Sustaining

Aurora, our Director of Operations and PC+ supervisor, has more than 15 years of experience in home-visiting and parenting programs with nonprofits. Now, she co-founded Families First and quickly was awarded the National Parent Educator of the Year 2017. She defines her success only through the stories of families' successes. Through tightly knit bonds and strong, lasting, and trusting relationships, we connect families to a wide range of community resources and programming, including food, housing, health care, and educational services.

To enroll in our ParentChild+ program, contact us at 704.786.5613.

Families First Cabarrus County

Families First

985 Central Drive NW
Concord, North Carolina 28027

office@familiesfirstcc.org
704-786-5613

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