Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thank You Holland!!

The Mitchell-Yancey Child Care Resource & Referral and the MitchellYancey PartnershipforChildren want to say a very BIG THANK YOU to Brooke Duncan Burleson and Adam Lucas Burleson and the Run For Holland Committee for their approval on our Run For Holland grant application!

Through the integration of social and educational supports, children with and without special needs will have the opportunity to grow, learn and develop in an atmosphere of openness and inclusion. Families, caregivers and child care providers will have appropriate sensory-stimulating activities, materials and educational support available to them to assist children to develop in a manner uniquely suited for the individual child.

Be sure to visit our Lending Library at the Mitchell Yancey Child Care Resource and Referral office located at 392 East Main in Burnsville and check out some goodies!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Happy Fall Y'all!

Happy September~

What a great time of the year! The weather is cooling down and the crispness of the season has settled in. Fall is a wonderful time to explore nature with your family!

Here are a few suggestions~
1) Go on a nature walk with your kids.
2) Find an apple orchard and go pick some apples and then look up all the different apple recipes.
3) Explore the fall colors around you.  Notice the change in the color of the leaves.
4) And by all means~ roast marshmallows! or better yet~ make some S'mores!
5) Visit a pumpkin patch!!

More than anything ~ Have Fun!!
Take lots of pictures and embrace the journey of childhood with your children! 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

*S*N*O*W* Day!

What a great *S*N*O*W* day! Hope you will make the time today to get out in the snow and PLAY!!

There are so many benefits to playing in the snow~ Snow play requires creativity, scientific observation and negotiation skills. Think of the creativity fostered as children build snow creatures and use various objects to decorate them. They learn the complexities of problem solving as they try to mold snow into different designs. Adventurous types learn about construction and the properties of physics as they try to build jumps for sledding or walls for snow forts.

When friends play together, they learn social skills needed for negotiation as they develop the rules for snowball fights or come to understand how to take turns while sledding. Kids learn self-control while they wait for their chance to fly down the hill, or hide out for the perfect shot. These are not rules that are taught to them from a skill book or basketball practice; they are spontaneously created by the group, and are likely to be internalized on a much deeper level than through books, parents and teachers.

This is play in its organic form; experimenting, discovering, problem solving, negotiating, and creating all wrapped up with the emotion of joy.

This is the play that will give them the skills needed to be successful adults! ~ playfullearning blogspot~ photo: google images

Monday, November 11, 2013

Are You Looking for Child Care?

Are you looking for Child Care or know someone who is?
                                                                                Then call our  
North Carolina Region 9 Child Care Resource & Referral Toll Free Number: 1-877-670-8735.

We are here to HELP!!
  • We have a database of the legal child care providers in your county.  We offer FREE referrals (not recommendations) to you based on your family's needs.  Our Resource and Referral Specialist will provide information and written materials that will help you choose the best care setting for your child. 
  • We can explain the components of quality child care and the North Carolina 5-Star rated licensing system.
  • We will let you know the cost and availability of care.  Our complete listing of licensed child care providers is updated regularly.
  • We can link you to financial assistance options for child care. 
Choosing child care is one of the most important decisions you will make for your child! 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

It's that time of year again!! Time to buy a Fraser Fir wreath and support the Imagination Library of Mitchell and Yancey Counties!

Each wreath is locally-made and is only $18.00 each!

Proceeds support the Imagination Library providing children with a FREE BOOK every month through their 5th birthday!

Call us at the Mitchell-Yancey Partnership for Children! To order call 828-682-0717 or 828-765-5130
or contact us at

Wreaths ordered by Friday will be ready for pick up on Wednesday on the following week.

Thanks so much in your help in supporting the Mitchell-Yancey Imagination Library!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Be sure to check out & LIKE our Family Kinection Facebookpage!!! All of us here at the MitchellYancey PartnershipforChildren are so excited!! Hope to see you Tuesday, October 8th at 10 at Riverside Park in Spruce Pine!!! Come Out and Get Moving!! :D Be sure and tell all your friends about our Family Kinection Facebook Page and Share it too!!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

~Ladybugs ~ Ladybugs ~ EVERYWHERE!!!

I know someone will NOT be Grouchy when they WIN the beautiful  Grouchy Ladybug quilt, Hand puppet, and a copy of the hardcover book by Eric Carle ~ The Grouchy Ladybug!!! Be sure and stop by today and get your raffle ticket for only $5.00 a ticket!! :D 

Look for the quilt at the Appalachian Puzzle booth at the Burnsville Crafts fair today and tomorrow!! *Tell Kelly we sent you! :D