Childcare Centers are Essential Too!
Posted on 04.24.2020, Friday

Childcare Centers are Essential Too!

There are 98,000+ children in Durham County North Carolina, 36% of those children are under the age of six according to NC Child.  Statistics show roughly 45% of children in Durham County are living in low-income homes. The Partnership serves as a liaison between families and childcare centers. During this time essential workers are still asked to work and put their lives on the line daily. Thankfully, those in need of childcare in Durham County, can access services.  There are childcare canters open and continuing to serve our community in a safe and impactful way. Currently, there are 7 of The Partnership’s childcare centers that are still providing services for families and more expected to open in weeks to come. While this is a tumultuous time for the nation, we would like to Thank our Childcare providers who are serving families who do essential work. No, they are not nurses, first responders, or police officers, however, they enable those with young children to go out every day and perform their essential work and this makes them essential as well!


In lieu of COVID- 19 and the impact that it has had on Early Childcare in North Carolina please show your support and voice the importance of continuing funding to support these programs to our legislature.

Question of the Week:

Question: What is Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and how do I register my child?

Answer: Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) is a free program where children under the age of 5 can receive one free book every month until their fifth birthday. Each book is mailed directly to the child and is developmentally appropriate. To sign-up, visit where you will find two different ways to register: online or by mailing in an enrollment form to Durham’s Partnership for Children. There are absolutely no costs or obligations for families who register for this program. Sign-up today to start receiving books!


Pregunta de la Semana:

Pregunta: ¿Qué es La Biblioteca de Imaginación de Dolly Parton y cómo registro a mi hijo?

Respuesta: La Biblioteca de Imaginación de Dolly Parton (Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL)) es un programa gratuito donde los niños menores de 5 años pueden recibir un libro gratis cada mes hasta su quinto cumpleaños. Cada libro se envía directamente al niño y es apropiado para el desarrollo. Para registrarse, visite donde encontrará dos maneras diferentes de registrarse: en línea o enviándo un formulario de inscripción por correo a Durham’s Partnership for Children. No hay absolutamente ningún costo u obligación para las familias que se inscriben en este programa. ¡Regístrate hoy para empezar a recibir libros!

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