Foothills Partnership approves 2012-14 programs

Feb. 06, 2013 @ 06:28 AM

Without having any budget figures regarding state funding for  2013-14, the Foothills Partnership for Children board of directors approved its programs and initiatives for next year during its regular business meeting on Tuesday.

Partnership staff hope to have a proposed state budget by March.

Programs approved are — Family Initaitves: Even Start, Rutherford County Schools; Circle of Parents, McDowell County; MothernLearn Transportation, Family Resources, Rutherford County; Safety Net, Family and Schools Together, McDowell County; 

Child Initatives: Child Care Technical Assistance, Child Care WAGE$, Child Care Resource and Referral, MotherLearn and Child Care Subsidy.

Health Care Initatives are:  Nurse Family Partnership, Child Care Health Consultant and Healthy Smiles.

Also, the Executive Director Barry Gold said the partnership has applied for three programs for possible funding by a one-time grant from the North Carolina Partnership for Children. 

The partnerhsip has applied for grant funding to help reduce the subsidy waiting list in Polk and Rutherford counties; quality support bonuses in McDowell County for four-and- five-star day care facilities and also funding for MotherLearn.