If you need help finding child care and are a critical, essential employee, please contact FIND CHILD CARE NC at 1-888-600-1685. If you have trouble with the number, please reach out to us at 252-333-1233 ext. 101 and someone will return your call within 24 hours.

Message from Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families, Inc. Regarding COVID-19:

How are we helping? Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families, Inc. (AACF) remains focused and dedicated to assisting our communities, families, children and all who rely on our services, programs and resources. Our offices remain closed to the public at this time, but we are still available to help you via phone, email and other innovative ways. We can even help get resources to you if you are facing a significant challenge. We are living in challenging times and realize that much of what we used to do has changed and people are working to adapt to a “new normal”. For AACF, our mission has not changed. We are here to be THE resource and THE connection for families in need.

Help Connecting Families to Community Resources and Options

We are here for you and will assist you in any way that we can. No matter the need, if you have a situation where you need to access a resource or need guidance and direction, please contact our office at 252-333-1233 or 1-800-262-8314. Our point of contacts are Jenna Caldwell, jenna@aacfnc.org and Angela Langdon-Charlton, angela@aacfnc.org. Please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can help you locate whatever you need during this health crisis that is impacting our entire community.

Help Connecting Families to Child Care Options

We also have staff that are assisting any critical care worker that is searching for child care so that they can return to or continue to work. We realize the urgency of each situation and we want you to know that we are here to help in this area also. The points of contact at AACF are Jennifer Bradshaw-Garret, jennifer@aacfnc.org and Melissa Lawrance, melissa@aacfnc.org

A new toll-free number, 1-888-600-1685, offered through the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Network will connect families to available care options. The toll-free line will indicate that we are prioritizing referrals for critical workers and priority groups, which includes emergency and first responders, hospital staff, front-line healthcare providers, nursing and adult group home staff, child care program staff, food service staff and others working to keep our communities safe and healthy as we respond to COVID-19. Care for children who are receiving child welfare services, homeless, or in unstable or unsafe living arrangements should also be a priority.

Help with Health or Subsidy Issues

As a reminder, if you have health-related questions or concerns, every child care program now has access to a child care health consultant who is standing by to take your health calls and emails.

If there are questions about child care subsidy, please continue to call DCDEE at 1-800-859-0829 or 919-814-6300.

Success Academy and our Wonderful Success Families and Staff

We are continuing to meet with our SA leadership and AACF leadership to determine what the best options are for our families and our children and our staff. We will make a decision regarding April no later than March 27th. Our decisions will be communicated on our website, www.aacfnc.org and social media as well as directly to staff and parents through the Sandbox platform. If you have questions or concerns, our point of contact for SA is Tabitha Simpson, tabitha@aacfnc.org.

 

 

We will not let any family suffer or not have their needs met if we can help them in any way. If you know of a family that has a specific need, whether it is food, child care or anything else, please contact one of the managers below. If we do not have the resources, we can connect you with someone that does.

You can reach any of our management staff at the emails below. We are checking these daily.

Angela Langdon-Charlton, Executive Director                                   angela@aacfnc.org

Jennifer Bradshaw, Early Care and Education Manager                   jennifer@aacfnc.org

Faith Mosley, Family Support Manager                                                 faith@aacfnc.org

Kenyatta Brown, Human Resources Manager                                     kenyatta@aacfnc.org

Tabitha Simpson, Director Success Academy and NC PreK            tabitha@aacfnc.org

Jenna Caldwell, Community Outreach and Development                jenna@aacfnc.org

Amy Morris, CFO                                                                                        amy@aacfnc.org

 

WE HAVE ALSO CANCELLED ALL EVENTS THROUGH THE MONTH OF MAY. THIS INCLUDES ALL OF OUR WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD EVENTS, PROVIDER APPRECIATION EVENTS, TRAININGS AND ANY OTHER EVENT THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED.

We will continue to post updates to our website www.aacfnc.org and our social media platforms. Don’t forget to see the Kids Resources section of the aacfnc.org website.

Below are some links that you might find helpful:

http://www.arhs-nc.org/

https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/public-health/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-response-north-carolina

https://ncchildcare.ncdhhs.gov/

https://www.childcareaware.org/

https://www.aacfnc.org/kidsresources/

AACF Vision and Mission

Our Vision

All Albemarle children are given the support needed to reach their full potential as adults, thereby ensuring the long-term economic vitality of the region’s families, communities and companies in a globally competitive world.

Our Mission

Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families builds the capacity of families, communities and schools, to prepare the next generation for academic, emotional, social and economic success in a global world.

A spark went out at Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families Inc., on July 5, 2019. Flora Wilson-Leach, a beloved friend and colleague, unexpectedly passed away.  Flora was a very bright and compassionate person who served our community tirelessly. She had a quick sense of humor and saw the positive in every thing and every situation.

According to staff members of AACF, Flora was one of a kind.  She had a heart to serve.  She poured her whole self into every family that she served.  Flora was vivacious and full of life.  She wanted everyone to come out on top and she was going to help them get there.

Flora will be remembered for her love for her family, her positive influence in our area, and her ability to empower everyone that she encountered.  She was a beautiful person who ensured that everyone around her felt worthy and important.

Board Members Portal

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Child Care Providers Portal

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Staff Members Portal

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Family Support PSA

Your child is precious to you and so are the early years of their development. We understand that there are many challenges that you will face when parenting your child. For this reason, there are free resources in NC to help you navigate the path to their success.

The following agencies provide family support, therapies, referrals and advocacy:

AACF Upcoming Events

3rd Annual Kids Safety Day

 We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting Kids Safety Day again this year! Thanks to funding provided by the Elks (856 of Elizabeth City, NC).

Albemarle Community Playgroup

Please join us on Wednesday, March 11th for block play, singing, story time, dancing, art and a light snack.

Week of the Young Child 

We are gearing up to celebrate your children with bounce houses, face painters, mini zoos, community agencies and more.

Child Find Event

Child Find events offer free child development screenings for children ages 0-5 which include: speech, developmental, hearing, and vision.

We’re a helping hand for

Numerous Families and Children in 5 Counties.

Financial Assistance for Children

The Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families (AACF) will administer a Child Care Scholarship Program that will assist eligible families, residing in Bertie, Camden, Currituck, Gates and Pasquotank Counties, by providing child care financial assistance.

Literacy Programs

The resource lending libraries operated by Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families offer an economical way to keep young children busy and learning with a variety of toys, books, puzzles and games.

Parent Education

Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families offers a number of programs to support families raising young children. Below are some programs offered by Smart Start to help with the job of parenting.

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance involves the process of consultation/coaching and mentoring. It offers individualized information and personalized skill building opportunities in order to enhance child care providers’ abilities to support the growth and development of young children. TA guidance enriches the mentee’s skills and knowledge and increases the individual’s professional capacity.

AACF News

AACF Accepts Donations!

Would you like to donate to AACF and want to know how?

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Local Businesses Give Back.

Thanks to LOCAL businesses we are NOT going empty-handed. No Loose Ends gifted EACH mom with a wash, cut and blow-dry. The Cotton Mill Collective gifted EACH mom with a body butter. Southern Maid Donuts of Elizabeth City gifted EACH mom with a coffee and donut.

We are incredibly grateful for how local businesses support us, as we support children and families.

NC Pre-K Graduation

NC PreK Class of 2019 Graduated on June 4th. We are so proud of these young children…

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Join the Early Head Start Family

Give your child an early head start. Serving children ages 1-3.

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Help us to make a difference!

Volunteers are an integral part to our organization!

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