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March 2018

Advocates for Equity: Social Justice in the Early Childhood Community

March 20 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804

Advocates for Equity: Social Justice in the Early Childhood Community  There is more awareness now than ever that the experience marginalized groups have with educational institutions is different than that of non-marginalized groups. Many practices in early childhood centers that exist today are insufficient at truly meeting the needs of the diverse communities they aim to serve, and it is up to parents and educators to reflect upon those practices and call for changes.  This two-hour training will provide a…

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Pediatric CPR First Aid AED – American Red Cross

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804

Pediatric CPR First Aid AED - American Red Cross Infant, Child, Adult CPR, AED, and First Aid will be covered in this 4 hour training. Participants will be certified in the Pediatric CPR First Aid AED - American Red Cross upon successful completion of the course. The training will start on time and participants who arrive late will not be given credit for the class and no refund will be given.  There are only 10 spaces available for each CPR…

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Child Care Business Basics

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Green Opportunities, 133 Livingston Street Room #ML06
Asheville, NC 28804 US

Child Care Business Basics Developed by Self-Help Credit Union Mountain BizWorks Coaching Staff Begins: Thursday, March 22, 2018 (8 Weeks) 2:00-6:00PM** Cost:  $125.00 30 CHCs Complete Dates: March 22rd, March 29th, April 12th, April 19th, April 26th, May 3rd, & May 10th  Centers that complete the 30 Hour course will receive a $1,000 Sustaining Facility Quality bonus!**  Whether you are considering starting or exanding a home or center-based child care business, or you are a provider interested in strengthening the…

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ITS-SIDS

March 22 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Goodwill Training Center, 1616 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806 US

This workshop will address the North Carolina Child Care Licensing regulation related to care of an infant (12 months or younger) in a center or home. Included will be an overview of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and procedures that need to be consistently practiced that will reduce the likelihood of SIDS occurring in child care programs. Chrissy Wolfe, Health Consultant, MAHEC **This training will be held at the Goodwill Training Center, 1616 Patton Ave.  Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:15…

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Executive Committee

March 28 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 12:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 28, 2021

Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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The Executive Committee consists of the elected officers of the Board, and the chairs of other standing committees. Board Materials  

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April 2018

Director’s Meeting: Solutions to the Dilemma: Reducing Suspension and Expulsion in Early Childhood Education Programs

April 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804
Free

Director’s Meeting: Solutions to the Dilemma: Reducing Suspension and Expulsion in Early Childhood Education Programs Suspension and expulsion from child care can have long-lasting negative effects on both children and families. It is the intent of the NC DCDEE to severely limit the use of these exclusionary practices in programs serving children birth—five. This informational meeting will acquaint facility administrators and owners with NC’s new Suspension/Expulsion Policy and explore the importance of promoting healthy social-emotional development in preventing the challenging…

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Program Planning

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 13, 2018

Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Week of the Young Child Celebration!

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ira B Jones Elementary School, 544 Kimberly Avenue
Asheville, NC 28804 US
Free

Week of the Young Child 2:00 p.m. Puppet Show 3:00-5:00 p.m. Drop-In Pop-Up Adventure Playground Join us to celebrate the Week of the Young Child with a performance from Hobey Ford, winner of puppetry's highest honor, the UNIMA Citation of Excellence and recipient of 3 Jim Henson Foundation grants, as he presents Animalia.  Animalia is a child-friendly show that explores the inner workings of the natural world with a performance by a wide variety of carved foam animal puppets, set…

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Emergency Preparedness & Response

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804

Emergency Preparedness & Response Please note: This is NOT the training required for the Health & Safety trainings. This training is required for one designated staff member per site and pertains to the site EPR plan. Presenter: Chrissy Wolfe, MAHEC Monday, April 16, 2018 – 10:00am-12:00pm AND Monday, April 23, 2018 – 10:00am-12:00pm *You must attend both days & complete the assigned homework* 5.0 CHCs total Cost:  $20.00 The NC Child Care Commission approved new rules that went into effect on July…

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“Why Are All of My Kids Crying?” Toddler Tempers & Tears

April 17 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804

"Why Are All of My Kids Crying?" Toddler Temper and Tears   Does it seem like you spend all day rushing from one toddler emotional crisis to another? Is your room an echo chamber of whines, screams, and wails? Toddlers and twos don't yet have the skills and the brain development to regulate their emotions on their own, so their emotional reactions can often seem way out of proportion and frustrating to teachers. This training will provide some background on…

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Board Meeting

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 12:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 17, 2020

Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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The Board meets every 3rd Wednesday of every other month to oversee the Partnership. Board Materials

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Supporting Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Settings

April 19 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804

Supporting Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Settings With Stevie Alverson – Early Childhood Program Consultant Thursday, April 19, 2018 – 6:15 – 8:15pm 2.0 CHCs total Cost:  $10.00 Are you looking for more ways to support the dual language learning children and families in your classroom? Join Early Childhood Program Consultant Stevie Alverson for an interactive workshop designed to help you understand the unique struggles these children face. This training will also provide you with ideas and practices to…

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NC Pre-Kindergarten

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 15, 2018

Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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CANCELLED Pediatric CPR First Aid AED – American Red Cross

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804

Pediatric CPR First Aid AED - American Red Cross Infant, Child, Adult CPR, AED, and First Aid will be covered in this 4 hour training. Participants will be certified in the Pediatric CPR First Aid AED - American Red Cross upon successful completion of the course. The training will start on time and participants who arrive late will not be given credit for the class and no refund will be given. There are only 10 spaces available for each CPR…

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Family Child Care Home Provider Meeting

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804
Free

Family Child Care Home Provider Meeting The Division of Child Development and Early Education invites you to join us on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, from 6:30pm-8:30pm for a meeting at Buncombe Partnership for Children (2229 Riverside Drive). The purpose of this meeting is to share in discussion regarding the October 2017 Rule Roll Out and accessing the modules in Moodle. In addition, you will receive updates related to the Division and upcoming rulemaking activities. You are encouraged to attend this…

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Pediatric CPR First Aid AED – American Red Cross

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804

Pediatric CPR First Aid AED – American Red Cross Infant, Child, Adult CPR, AED, and First Aid will be covered in this 4 hour training. Participants will be certified in Pediatric CPR First Aid AED – American Red Cross upon successful completion of the course. The training will start on time and participants who arrive late will not be given credit for the class and no refund will be given. There are only 10 spaces available for each CPR & First…

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May 2018

Program Planning

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 13, 2018

Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Director’s Meeting – Afternoon (1:30-3:30pm) @Eliada PARC Building

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Eliada PARC Building, 2 Compton Drive
Asheville, NC 28806 US
Free

Director’s Meeting – Afternoon  Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:00 – 3:30pm Lunch provided!   The Division of Child Development and Early Education invites you to attend a meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, from 1:30-3:30pm. Lunch will be provided, so please come at 1:00pm if you plan to eat with us so you have time to get settled, have some food, and mingle! The purpose of this meeting is to share in discussion regarding the October 2017 Rule Roll Out…

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Director’s Meeting – Evening(6:00-8:30pm) @Buncombe Partnership for Children

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804
Free

Director’s Meeting – Evening Tuesday, May 15, 2018 6:00 – 8:30pm Dinner provided!   The Division of Child Development and Early Education invites you to attend a meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, from 6:30-8:30pm. Dinner will be provided, so please come at 6:00pm if you plan to eat with us so you have time to get settled, have some food, and mingle! The purpose of this meeting is to share in discussion regarding the October 2017 Rule Roll Out…

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CANCELLED Literacy for Tots

May 15 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804

Literacy for Tots Flashcards, alphabet songs, and big books, oh no! Many teachers understand the importance of providing early language and literacy experiences for young children, but end up falling back on techniques that are not effective or developmentally appropriate. Even babies, toddlers, and 2s can benefit from literacy-rich environments, shared reading, and print materials that are designed for their interests and needs. Come learn what is and isn’t appropriate and effective in creating exciting language-learning opportunities for young children!   Anya Robyak,…

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NC Pre-Kindergarten

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 15, 2018

Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Pediatric CPR First Aid AED – American Red Cross

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804

Pediatric CPR First Aid AED – American Red Cross Infant, Child, Adult CPR, AED, and First Aid will be covered in this 4 hour training. Participants will be certified in the Pediatric CPR First Aid AED – American Red Cross upon successful completion of the course. The training will start on time and participants who arrive late will not be given credit for the class and no refund will be given. There are only 10 spaces available for each CPR…

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Executive Committee

May 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 12:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 28, 2021

Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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The Executive Committee consists of the elected officers of the Board, and the chairs of other standing committees. Board Materials  

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ITS-SIDS (At Mars Hill South Asheville Location)

May 31 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Mars Hill (Asheville Center), 303B Airport Road Room 116
Arden, NC 28704 US

This workshop will address the North Carolina Child Care Licensing regulation related to care of an infant (12 months or younger) in a center or home. Included will be an overview of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and procedures that need to be consistently practiced that will reduce the likelihood of SIDS occurring in child care programs. Bonnie Garner, Health Consultant, MAHEC **Mars Hill Asheville Center, 303-B Airport Road, Room 116. Thursday, May 31, 2018 6:15 – 7:45pm $7.50 1.5…

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June 2018

Pediatric CPR First Aid AED – American Red Cross

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804

Pediatric CPR First Aid AED – American Red Cross Infant, Child, Adult CPR, AED, and First Aid will be covered in this 4 hour training. Participants will be certified in the Pediatric CPR First Aid AED – American Red Cross upon successful completion of the course. The training will start on time and participants who arrive late will not be given credit for the class and no refund will be given. There are only 10 spaces available for each CPR…

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Director Appreciation Event

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Habitat Brewing Company Tavern and Commons, 174 Broadway Street
Asheville, NC 28801 US
Free

Director Appreciation Event Monday, June 11, 2018 1:00 – 3:00pm Habitat Brewing Company 174 Broadway Street **Parking available in the gravel lots across from High Five Coffee** Come join the staff of Buncombe Partnership for Children to celebrate you and all your hard work! Free food from Luella’s Bar-B-Q (vegetarian options provided!), and beverages available from Habitat Brewing for purchase. This is a great chance to mingle and network with other directors, as well as learn about upcoming professional development…

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Program Planning

June 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until June 13, 2018

Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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NC Pre-Kindergarten

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 15, 2018

Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Board Meeting

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 12:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 17, 2020

Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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The Board meets every 3rd Wednesday of every other month to oversee the Partnership. Board Materials

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Build and Activate Your Voice

June 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Buncombe Partnership, 2229 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28804 US
Free

Build and Activate Your Voice Saturday, June 23, 2018 9:30am-4:00pm 6.0 CHCs  FREE As an early childhood educator, you are critical to the development of our community’s children. Yet, how can you use your voice to improve working and learning conditions for yourself and your classroom? What leadership skills can you build to help you interact with parents, colleagues, supervisors and other administrators?  In this interactive workshop, led by Althea Gonzalez and Greg Walker-Wilson, you’ll: Understand the power of your position…

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July 2018

Asheville Adventure Play

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Buncombe County Sports Park, 58 Apac Circle
Asheville, NC
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Asheville Adventure Play is now at their new, summer location at Buncombe County Sports Park! Come out and see us to take part in free play with recycled materials. Snacks and refreshments will be available for sale from Nibble & Sip at the July, August, and September events

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Director Lunch and Learn: Family Engagement

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804
Free

Director Lunch and Learn: Family Engagement Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:00-3:00pm @Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28804 FREE! Join us at Buncombe Partnership for Children for a complimentary lunch while you enjoy an interactive presentation on Family Engagement with Dawn Meskil, Director of Asheville City Schools Preschool. This is a great chance to learn and network with other directors–we look forward to seeing you! Questions? Call/email Stevie Alverson (828.407.2048, stevie@buncombepfc.org). *Directors* – You can attend ANY training…

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Troubleshooting Challenging Behavior @ The Goodwill Training Center

July 17 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Goodwill Training Center, 1616 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806 US

Troubleshooting Challenging Behavior Tuesday, July 17, 2018 6:15pm-8:15pm 2.0 CHCs total Cost:  $10.00 **This training will be held at the Goodwill Training Center, Room 207, 1616 Patton Ave. Asheville, 28806** Join Early Intervention Specialists from The SUNSHINE Project, Brooks Davis and Emily Aderman, in a training designed for you to learn about proactive solutions to offset challenging behaviors in the early childhood classroom. Bring your specific scenarios and/or questions in this interactive Q&A style training. This is a wonderful chance…

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ITS-SIDS (At Goodwill Training Center)

July 23 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Goodwill Training Center, 1616 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806 US

This workshop will address the North Carolina Child Care Licensing regulation related to care of an infant (12 months or younger) in a center or home. Included will be an overview of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and procedures that need to be consistently practiced that will reduce the likelihood of SIDS occurring in child care programs. Chrissy Wolfe, Health Consultant, MAHEC **Goodwill Training Center, 1616 Patton Ave. Asheville, 28806, Room 207. Monday, July 23, 2018 6:15 – 7:45pm $7.50…

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Executive Committee

July 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 12:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 28, 2021

Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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The Executive Committee consists of the elected officers of the Board, and the chairs of other standing committees. Board Materials  

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Asheville Adventure Play

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on July 7, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on July 28, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on August 18, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on July 8, 2018 at 8:00am

Buncombe County Sports Park, 58 Apac Circle
Asheville, NC
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Asheville Adventure Play is now at their new, summer location at Buncombe County Sports Park! Come out and see us to take part in free play with recycled materials. Snacks and refreshments will be available for sale from Nibble & Sip at the July, August, and September events

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August 2018

Program Planning

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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Playground Safety @ Rainbow Community School

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rainbow Community School, 574 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806 US

Playground Safety This workshop will satisfy the current playground safety course requirement.  Four specific areas will be addressed:  Playground safety hazards, playground supervision, maintenance and general upkeep of the outdoor area, and developmentally appropriate equipment. The last hour of the workshop will include an outdoor visit to the playground SO PLEASE DRESS APPROPRIATELY. Anya Robyak – Early Childhood Program Consultant, BPFC **Located at Rainbow Community School, 574 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806** Thursday, August 9, 2018 9:00am – 1:00pm 4 CHCs…

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Director Lunch and Learn: Budget and Finance

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 1:00-3:00pm @Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28804 FREE! Join us at Buncombe Partnership for Children for a complimentary lunch while you enjoy an interactive presentation on Budget and Finance with Jeannie Aiken, Director of Children's Center at Gracelyn. This is a great chance to learn and network with other directors–we look forward to seeing you! Questions? Call/email Stevie Alverson (828.407.2048, stevie@buncombepfc.org). *Directors* – You can attend ANY training for free if one or…

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Board Meeting

August 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 12:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 17, 2020

Buncombe Partnership for Children, 2229 Riverside Dr.
Asheville, NC 28804 United States
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The Board meets every 3rd Wednesday of every other month to oversee the Partnership. Board Materials

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