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caregivers are essential

At TLC, we firmly believe that in order to establish a strong foundation for children’s development, caregivers play a crucial role. Caregivers come in various forms including parents, guardians, extended family members, and significant others who have a significant influence on children’s lives beyond the school environment. Being the first teachers, caregivers are tasked with setting internal rules and shaping their moral compass.

While educators possess a range of skills that caregivers may not possess, we acknowledge this disparity and strive to bridge this gap by providing educational support to caregivers. We understand that not everyone has had formal training in child development or pedagogy, and we are committed to equipping caregivers with the knowledge and tools they need to effectively support children’s growth and learning.

By offering educational resources, workshops, and consultations, we empower caregivers to enhance their understanding of child development, effective discipline strategies, and fostering positive relationships. We emphasize the importance of open communication between caregivers and educators, as collaboration and a shared understanding of the child’s needs greatly benefit their overall development.

At TLC, we believe that by working together, educators and caregivers can create a supportive and enriching environment for children both at home and in school. Our goal is to empower caregivers to become confident and knowledgeable partners in their children’s educational journey, ultimately contributing to their success and well-being.

assets for you

Dear caregivers,

We know that caregivers can be family members, guardians, foster parents, and much more. We thank you for the care you provide for young children. Welcome to our valuable resource center that has been curated especially for you. As educators, we understand the importance of providing you with access to the latest research, insights, and knowledge in the field. We are dedicated to sharing our findings, opinions, and discoveries with you.

Stay informed and updated on the upcoming trainings that will enrich your professional growth. For your convenience, we will also make recordings of past trainings available, allowing you to learn at your own pace.

In addition, we have gathered a wide range of resources from experienced educators who have accumulated years of wisdom. These resources have been carefully selected to cater to your needs and provide you with a wealth of valuable information.

Take a moment to explore the plethora of assets made available in this resource center. It is our mission to equip you, the caregivers, with the tools and knowledge you need to excel in your role.

Thank you for your dedication and passion in caring for others.

Sincerely,
The Educators

North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program

The North Carolina Early Intervention Section (NCEI) is a part of NCDHHS' Division of Child and Family Well-Being. It is the lead agency for the North Carolina Infant-Toddler Program (NC ITP).

North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development

The 2013 North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development is now available. This version updates and combines the previous Foundations documents.

North Carolina Smart Start

Experiences during early childhood literally shape the structure of the brain. Because today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders, parents and workers, everyone has a stake in making sure that all children have the experiences they need to thrive.

Family Engagement and Leadership Framework

North Carolina’s birth to five early childhood systems are family-centered and equitable, serving children in the context of their families and communities.

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