Stokes Partnership for Children
celebrates the 18th Annual
Little Folks Festival & Healthy Kids Day
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Mount Olive Elementary School
In collaboration with the Stokes Family YMCA, Stokes County Schools, the Children’s Center, YMCA Camp Hanes and the Forsyth Tech Early Childhood Program
FREE! Come have fun while seeing what local services and programs are available for young children and families. Free books, games, live on-stage activities and entertainment, door prizes, outdoor activities, inflatables, car seat safety, school readiness activities - tour a big yellow school bus, visit a classroom, get a free book and meet the teachers! It's also a fun time for kids to meet members of the local fire department, police and Sheriff's Departments, emergency services workers and more.
Stokes Partnership for Children (SPC) will celebrate the national Week of the Young Child with the eighteenth annual Little Folks Festival. The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs, especially programs and services that help a child enter school healthy and ready to succeed. This event promotes early childhood programs and services.
In collaboration with the Stokes Family YMCA, Healthy Kids Day is held in conjunction with the Little Folks Festival. Healthy Kids Day is a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids.
Other partners include the Stokes County Schools, the Children’s Center, YMCA Camp Hanes and the Forsyth Tech Early Childhood Program.
You would be hard pressed to find a folk performer more engaging or more versatile than Jon Sundell. Over 45 years Jon has been interpreting traditional music, tales and dance with people of all ages and backgrounds across half of the United States and several foreign countries – in Spanish as well as English. Jon provides more than enough variety to engage and keep any audience's interest. Accompanying himself on a variety of stringed instruments or singing acapella he weaves together folk songs from the Southern Mountains and beyond with multicultural folk tales of all kinds. In storytelling with young children he sometimes adds a puppet or even creates one by twisting balloons as he narrates, then later makes individual balloon figures for the children present. Jon provides plenty of opportunities for audience participation - through singing, movement, playing rhythm instruments, and responding verbally in different ways. Taking participation to a higher level he can lead a variety of interactive workshops from storytelling to singing games. Or call an exhilarating square dance that builds an enriched sense of community.
Behavior and Inclusion Support Specialist
Stokes Partnership for Children (SPC) is seeking a full-time Behavior and Inclusion Support Specialist. Duties to include the identification of children ages birth to age five who could benefit from behavioral intervention; evaluate their needs, plan classroom strategies, and when indicated develop plans for interventions using the CSEFEL Pyramid Model in an effort to alleviate the behavioral challenges that interfere with the learning process. The BIS Specialist will act as a liaison with behavioral health and other resources for caregivers and make referrals as necessary. The BIS Specialist will provide training that addresses the social and emotional health of young children and promoting classroom success. The BIS Specialist will collaborate with the local NC Pre-Kindergarten Committee to develop a cohesive plan to prevent suspension and expulsion. Represents Stokes Partnership for Children accurately and professionally in the community. Candidates must have a BA or BS in early childhood education, early childhood special education, early intervention, or other closely related field. A Master’s degree and B-K teaching license are preferred. At least two years paid professional experience in an early childhood setting or with early educators. Strong familiarity with the NC Child Care Regulations. Proficiency in budgeting, public relations, fundraising, grant writing and utilization of community resources, is helpful. Mandatory drug screening and criminal background check required. Some travel required. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including retirement and health insurance. Send resume to Cindy Tuttle, Executive Director, SPC, PO Box 2319, King, NC by March 29, 2019.
Position pay grade range: Minimum pay range is $37, 978 and the maximum is $56,967 (This is not the hiring range, but is the total range.)