Early Literacy Programs

“There is no such thing as a child who hates to read; there are only children who have not found the right book.

-Frank Serafini

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income. Currently, our organization has mailed out books to over 2,000 children (and counting!) within our service areas of Bertie, Camden, Currituck, Gates, and Pasquotank.

Raising A Reader 

Raising A Reader’s mission is to engage caregivers in a routine of book sharing with their children to foster healthy brain development, healthy relationships, a love of reading, and the literacy skills critical for school success. The core model of the program is to…

DEVELOP

HELPING FAMILIES BUILD BOOK SHARING ROUTINES

Parents receive training in research-based practices to develop the habit of sharing books.


PRACTICE

THE WEEKLY BOOK BAG ROTATION

Children bring home a Red Book Bag each week filled with award-winning books to practice the habit of sharing books.


MAINTAIN

THE LIBRARY CONNECTION

Families are connected with libraries to maintain the habit of borrowing and sharing books.

 

As an affiliate site to this nationally recognized reading program, we have partnered with 13 NC Pre-K and childcare centers, provided over 5,000 developmentally appropriate children’s books and reached over 1,000 families to connect through literacy since 2015.

Reach Out and Read 

Reach Out and Read gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. Books are given to children 6 months to 5 years of age at routine well-child visits. AACF has secured grant funds to supply books for the local health departments in our service areas of Camden, Currituck, Gates, and Pasquotank. Our joint partnership with each area health department and Reach Out and Read Carolinas has given well-deserved families access to children’s books and literacy resources.

How You Can Help.

There are countless ways to get involved with our organization.  If you’re the type that likes to see the fruits of your labor, check out our volunteer opportunities where you can directly affect those we serve. We also appreciate those that may not have the time but have the wherewithal to make a difference financially. If you’re interested in seeing what’s going on, visit our calendar of events.

Become a Volunteer

If you’re the type that likes to see the fruits of your labor, check out our volunteer opportunities where you can directly affect those we serve.
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Make A Donation

We appreciate those that may not have the time but have the wherewithal to make a difference financially.
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What people are Saying about AACF

“Thank God you did this for us…”

Albemarle Alliance had a safety day and the fire department, police department, the Elks club and other sponsors were doing a carseat give away. This could not have come at a more perfect time. My man lost his job in April and was wrongfully denied unemployment while he looked for a job. My daughter turns 2 on the 22nd and desperately needed to upgrade her carseat. It's hard to do with NO MONEY. Thank God you did this for us and many other families. I'm gonna speak for everyone and say thank you to everyone involved. And a big thank you to Faith for informing our support group for my family's​ needs being met.


Angie Young

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Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families
5.0
2019-05-07T14:47:32+00:00

Angie Young

- Client -

Albemarle Alliance had a safety day and the fire department, police department, the Elks club and other sponsors were doing a carseat give away. This could not have come at a more perfect time. My man lost his job in April and was wrongfully denied unemployment while he looked for a job. My daughter turns 2 on the 22nd and desperately needed to upgrade her carseat. It's hard to do with NO MONEY. Thank God you did this for us and many other families. I'm gonna speak for everyone and say thank you to everyone involved. And a big thank you to Faith for informing our support group for my family's​ needs being met.

“…an Amazing program…”

I have been taking the incredible years program with Kathy and Jennifer, we are on week 9 I believe. I am so sad to know that we are half way done. It's an amazing program with wonderful teachers, they always remember what we (the class) have had issues with the previous week and ask, how it's coming along.  They give us amazing advice or ways to handle different situations. They make you think, which is good.


The group discussion have been a blessing as well, I have met amazing local parents who I can lean on for support.  I know we will be friends long after the program is over.


Thank you for the wonderful program and the teachers. I recommend anyone who is thinking about taking the program, should.  It's been so helpful! The way I parent my 2.5 year old and my 4 month old have completely changed (for the better).


Latisha Ashlee

- Client -

Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families
5.0
2019-05-07T14:50:19+00:00

Latisha Ashlee

- Client -

I have been taking the incredible years program with Kathy and Jennifer, we are on week 9 I believe. I am so sad to know that we are half way done. It's an amazing program with wonderful teachers, they always remember what we (the class) have had issues with the previous week and ask, how it's coming along.  They give us amazing advice or ways to handle different situations. They make you think, which is good. The group discussion have been a blessing as well, I have met amazing local parents who I can lean on for support.  I know we will be friends long after the program is over. Thank you for the wonderful program and the teachers. I recommend anyone who is thinking about taking the program, should.  It's been so helpful! The way I parent my 2.5 year old and my 4 month old have completely changed (for the better).

“Our Family LOVES the programs…”

Our entire family LOVES the programs of AACF! We have been impressed by the facilitator at workshops and we absolutely ADORE Jenna with Parents As Teachers!


Corcynthia Williams

- Client -

Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families
5.0
2019-05-07T14:52:20+00:00

Corcynthia Williams

- Client -

Our entire family LOVES the programs of AACF! We have been impressed by the facilitator at workshops and we absolutely ADORE Jenna with Parents As Teachers!

“…a great resource…”

I would advise first time moms especially to contact this wonderful organization. They are a great resource and have lots of great information for all parents!!!


Toneka Graham

- Client -

Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families
5.0
2019-05-07T14:56:13+00:00

Toneka Graham

- Client -

I would advise first time moms especially to contact this wonderful organization. They are a great resource and have lots of great information for all parents!!!

“…they offer many programs…”

Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families has helped me in a couple ways...first they offer many programs such as Safecare which I love. Also they offer free car seats for kids which so awesome... Before this year I had no idea AACF existed.


Krisitn Stokes

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Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families
5.0
2019-05-07T14:58:41+00:00

Krisitn Stokes

- Client -

Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families has helped me in a couple ways...first they offer many programs such as Safecare which I love. Also they offer free car seats for kids which so awesome... Before this year I had no idea AACF existed.

“A Wonderful Organization!”

I cannot thank Jenna and Angie enough! A wonderful organization!


Brooke Williams

- Client -

Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families
5.0
2019-05-07T15:00:17+00:00

Brooke Williams

- Client -

I cannot thank Jenna and Angie enough! A wonderful organization!
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