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Volume 2, Issue 1                    Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County                Fall 2016

Cause for Celebration at CYP

     Since moving in April into The Center for Children & Youth Partnership (CYP) at 534 Ananias Dare Street in Manteo, the newly-renovated property is already increasing CYP’s capacity to grow partnerships.

     CYP has hosted several collaborative meetings and workshops for groups that serve the needs of young people birth through adolescence and their families. We have been thrilled also to welcome new visitors to our expanded resource room and lending library for parents, child care providers and early education teachers, understanding that these connections foster more effective collaboration to meet developmental needs across a broader age span of our young people.

     The contributions of many who made our new Center possible are indeed cause for celebration! Major renovations required for CYP to occupy the property in Manteo were funded largely by two generous grants from the Outer Banks Community Foundation, totaling $48,825. In addition, the North Banks Rotary Foundation provided funds to help furnish and equip CYP’s Resource Room with bilingual materials, as well as to purchase a Smart TV for the Center’s training space.

     Several businesses were also instrumental in the project’s completion.  Before renovations began, On the Mark Home Inspection and Dare Challenge provided much appreciated services at no charge. Sampson Contracting donated consulting services and construction materials toward the project. W.M. Dunn Construction, Beach Heating & Air, Sonny’s Painting, Atlantic Flooring, Dare Wireless, Kellogg Supply Co., and Hardy Moving and Storage provided deeply discounted goods and services to help us reach our goal of opening the new Center.

     The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce will help CYP celebrate these specific contributions during our Ribbon-Cutting and Dedication on September 28, with tours of the Center and a reception from 3:30pm-5:00pm, and the recognition ceremony at 4:15pm. We hope you will join us as we celebrate our new space!

     In the meantime, feel free to drop by the Center for a visit. CYP’s office hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-5:00pm and Friday, 8:30am-noon. You are always welcome! 


Inside this Issue:
In need of a meeting space for your organization's next gathering?

CYP's meeting and training space includes a full-kitchen, tables, and AV equipment for presentations. It is available for use by eligible community groups for free upon completion of our
Facility Use Guidelines and Request Form. For more information, call (252) 441-0614.
CYP Ribbon-Cutting & Dedication
September 28, 2016
534 Ananias Dare St, Manteo

Tour of Center & Reception
Recognition Ceremony

Call (252) 441-0614 for
more information.
CYP Resource Room Provides Fun Environment and Materials
     Children & Youth Partnership (CYP) is excited to welcome families and child care providers to experience the enhanced Resource Room and Lending Library at our new Manteo office (534 Ananias Dare Street). CYP’s Resource Room provides a variety of fun materials for young children, all available for check-out for FREE upon the completion of a lending library agreement! Community members are welcome to come and play in the CYP Resource Room while selecting the perfect materials for check-out. What a great way to enhance a theme in a classroom or spark a child's interest. Don’t have time to come and look through all of the materials in person? An overview of the materials in the CYP Resource Room is also available online!

      Resource Room materials include nearly 40 themed kits (such as dinosaurs, colors, the jungle, active play, etc.) with themed items such as books, puzzles, puppets, games, etc., as well as bilingual (English/Spanish) materials, thanks to a generous grant from the North Banks Rotary Foundation. The CYP Resource Room has larger materials available for check-out as well, such as a small balance beam, bean bag tosses, and child-sized picnic tables, perfect for children's parties and activities! An Ellison die-cut machine is also available during business hours for anyone in the community to use, along with a wide selection of die cuts to choose from. Be sure to stop by and see all that CYP's Resource Room has to offer!

Click Here to See What's Available in the CYP Resource Room!
CYP in the Community
CYP is excited to be participating in several community events this Fall!
New Spaces and Changing Faces
     For over 15 years, Becky Gore has served faithfully as Children & Youth Partnership's Fiscal Coordinator, greeting everyone with a smile while working to ensure that all operations at CYP run smoothly on a daily basis. At the end of August, Becky and her husband Ron will be starting a new adventure as they retire to New Orleans, and CYP will miss her greatly! Becky's expertise and knowledge of the organization are such an important part of CYP, and we know that there will always be a special place in our hearts for Becky's enthusiasm and kindness! 

     In addition to Becky's move, we are also saddened about the moves of Beth Tillett, Parent Educator, and Emily Holub, former Quality Enhancement Specialist. Beth Tillett has recently accepted a new position in the Raleigh area, after working with CYP for over 12 years. Her parenting expertise and calm demeanor are well-known in the Dare County community, and we know that the families she has served will miss her as much as we will at CYP!
     Emily Holub recently relocated with her husband to Alamance County, and we will certainly miss her positivity and commitment to the community! Please join us in wishing Becky, Beth, and Emily well in their upcoming endeavors, and in saying THANK YOU for their many years of service to CYP!

     While losing these CYP team members to their new ventures is bittersweet, we are also very excited to welcome Emily Kenyon to the position of Quality Enhancement Specialist! Emily K. was most recently the Director at the Outer Banks Children at Play Museum. She comes with a wealth of new knowledge and experience that we are thrilled to have at CYP! Welcome to CYP, Emily!
Dare County Experiencing Child Care Shortage
     Over the past several months, the Dare County community has been experiencing a shortage of child care spaces for young children, particularly for children ages birth-three. In any community, child care is an essential resource for families. Not only does it provide socialization and stimulation for young children, but it also provides parents with a safe place for their child to go while they work to provide for their family.

     With this shortage of care in our community, working families are in need of high-quality child care for their children on a regular basis.

     Did you know that anyone who cares for more than two unrelated children for more than four hours a day must be licensed by the Division of Child Development and Early Education (NCDCDEE)? 

     Have you ever been interested in providing child care for families in the community? Children & Youth Partnership’s Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) can help you get started! CCR&R offers assistance to individuals who are interested in becoming licensed to provide child care in their homes.  CCR&R can provide you with all of the necessary information to begin the process of starting child care in your home and will work with you throughout the licensing process to become a licensed Family Child Care Home in Dare County.  

      Interested in more information? Please contact Bonnie Brumbeloe at (252)441-0614 or email

Click Here for More Information about Child Care in North Carolina
     CYP's Child Care Resource & Referral offers regular trainings for child care providers in the community, and individuals interested in child care-related topics. For the Fall of 2016, these topics include the Benefits of Yoga in an Early Childhood Classroom, ITS-SIDS, Playground Safety, What's in your Teaching Tookit?, AHA First Aid and CPR, Be Active Kids, and How to Effectively Write Social Stories. For a printable version of CYP's Training Calendar, click here.
Click Here to Register for CYP's Child Care Provider Trainings
Parenting Support Available for Local Families

New Triple P Program (Positive Parenting Program) Serving Outer Banks Families

Article by Professor Matt Sanders, the founder of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program®.

As a parent, you want to do the best for your child, but how do you know what’s right? What do you do when your child answers back? Or is being bullied at school? Or starts telling obvious lies?

This year in your newsletter, I will share some of Triple P’s proven tips for the best ways to handle common behavioral and developmental problems in children. From battling disobedience to encouraging homework routines, I’ll cover those everyday issues to help you work out some strategies to suit your family.

I’ll highlight common “parent traps” and hopefully make the very important job of raising kids as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.

But remember, parenting is sometimes hard work and it may take time to tackle more difficult problems. The good news is that help is always at hand.

Triple P is now available throughout North Carolina. Find a list below of trained providers in your area.

CYP Note: This article is the first in a series of articles by Dr. Matt Sanders that will be highlighting parental challenges and helpful parenting strategies. Stay tuned to later newsletter issues for more information! 

Triple P Dare County Partner Agencies

          Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County

           Sara Sampson, Dare County Triple P Coordinator – (441-0614)


Dare County Department of Health & Human Services:
Social Services Division 

Sarah Bradshaw* – (475-5500)

Shannon Foltz*- (475-5500)

Kristin Nienkirchen*- (475-5500)
*Limited to families that they are currently serving


Dare County Department of Health & Human Services:
Public Health Division          

Mayte Hernandez-Beacham- Spanish Interpreter (475-5066)


Dare County Schools

Blair James (FFES) - (441-1111)

Charlotte Heroux (KHES) - (261-2313)           

Shirley Parker- (207-3837)

Tom Warren- (216-8099)       


Outer Banks Inner Journey

Rosie Rankin- (305-5107)              

Shirley Parker- (207-3837)       


PORT Human Services/New Horizons

Jessica Owen- (216-8285)

Click Here for Free Online Parenting Courses Provided by Triple P

Embracing the Child You Have - Fall Parenting Enrichment Workshops 


The Parenting Enrichment Program is planning an exciting series of parenting workshops for the Fall of 2016 with a theme of “Embracing the Child You Have.” Each workshop will highlight a different age group, including Early Childhood, School Age, and Tween/Teen, and will include a panel of experts who will provide valuable information, tools, and techniques.

      Information included in each workshop may include:

-Developmental milestones
-Challenging behaviors and behavior health

-Appropriate social interactions/social norms 
-ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, and Depression
-Importance of good nutrition and sleep
-Tools and techniques
-Common parenting concerns
-Question and answer


Workshops will be held at the Outer Banks YMCA during the months of September-November. Stay tuned for more information regarding dates.


The Parenting Enrichment Program is a coordinated effort of community agencies reaching out to families in Dare County. We offer free workshops throughout the year and our presenters are valuable professionals who are volunteering their time to enrich our community.

Dates for These Workshops Coming Soon- Click Here for CYP's Event Calendar
Raising A Reader Expands to Manteo Pre-K

     Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County (CYP) is excited to be expanding its Raising A Reader (RAR) program to the Pre-K classrooms at Manteo Elementary School, ensuring that over 40 additional children and families will have the opportunity to bond over books while building important language skills.


     As part of Raising A Reader, children receive bright Red Book Bags full of colorful and engaging books to take home. These age- and culturally-appropriate books are rotated among

children and families, so that the children receive different books to read with their families each week. Children participate in weekly “read-alouds”, and families participate in at least four parent workshops/family literacy days each year to learn different strategies for book sharing. Children also develop a relationship with their local library, taking trips to the library and getting their first library card.


      In 2015-16, CYP was able to expand RAR with the help of Cape Hatteras Elementary School and the Hatteras Island Youth Education Trust, to reach an additional 18 students in Pre-K. This year, through a $1,000 grant from the Maternal/Child Health Collaborative and a $2,000 grant from the North Banks Rotary Foundation, CYP will be able to expand RAR even more to include the Pre-K classrooms at Manteo Elementary School, adding an additional 45 children to the 88 children who are already served through RAR at Dare County Head Start, the Pre-K classrooms at Nags Head Elementary, and the Pre-K classroom at Cape Hatteras Elementary.

     Raising A Reader is a national literacy program that aims to engage caregivers in a routine of book sharing with their children from birth through age eight to foster healthy brain development, healthy relationships, a love of reading, and the literacy skills critical for school success. Knowing that family engagement in the home can be one of the most important factors affecting later achievements, RAR empowers families to become more knowledgeable about the read-aloud strategies that work best for their child, and works to increase their own comfort level with the printed page.

     RAR is funded by Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County through a collaboration between CYP, Smart Start, and Dare County Schools.
Bus Safety - Not Just a School Thing
According to, "Numerous studies show that getting to and from school by school bus is the safest way to do so – bar none. The most dangerous part of this journey is getting to and from the school bus stop and getting on and off the bus. Teachers, principals, parents and school bus drivers have a responsibility to make sure that students know proper behavior and rules during this time." It's also important that motorists around the community are aware of the requirements for school zones and stopping when a school bus is picking up and dropping off students.  
Motorists should remember NC School Bus Stop Laws:
In the MORNING, students and parents should remember to:
1) STAY on your side of the road, 12 feet away from traffic.
2) WAIT for the bus to stop and the stop arm to extend. The Driver will be holding his left palm up for you to wait for traffic to stop.
3) STOP and look for traffic both ways, then check again. When it is OK, the driver will give you a "thumbs up" and then point in the direction you will want to cross the street.
4) LOOK for moving traffic both ways as you walk directly across the road.
5) CROSS 12 feet in front of the bus in full view of your driver. Be careful in the danger zone and board the bus without delay.

In the AFTERNOON, students and parents should remember to:

1) LOOK for traffic in all directions, especially to your right before you step off the bus. Cars sometimes pass on the right side. When OK...
2) WALK away from the right front of the bus in full view of your driver, going past the extended bus crossing arm. Then stop and...
3) WAIT: Your bus driver will be holding his right palm up for you to wait until all traffic is stopped.
4) STOP: When it is OK to cross, the Driver will give you a "thumbs up" and then point in the direction you will walk to cross the street.
5) LOOK for moving traffic as you promptly cross and move 12 feet off the road.
For More Information on School Bus Safety and Policies, Click Here.
Dare Kids Connection is a resource publication for families and caregivers in the Dare County community, published by Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County.
Mail information to:
Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County (CYP)
534 Ananias Dare Street
Manteo, NC 27954

To contact a CYP staff member, call (252)441-0614.

Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County is a non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible and gladly accepted. Children & Youth Partnership does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, handicap, or national origin.
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