ANNOUNCING OUR BOOK BASKET RECIPIENT!
At every conference we collect new and gently used books for a deserving school in the metropolitan Charlotte area. This year all books will be donated to Child Care Resources Inc., an agency that provides services for Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes. The licensed Family Child Care Homes serve children 0-12 years of age in homes. Most of the providers are women of color in low-income areas with limited resources. Child Care Licensing requires that licensed programs have a variety of developmentally appropriate books available for all children. Books are often limited because of the cost. Most of the children enrolled will come from homes that do not have age appropriate books available for their children. As child development advocates, the agency stresses that parents read to their children on a regular basis to develop pre-literacy skills and a love for reading and learning. You can drop off your books at the registration table. They'll be greatly appreciated!