Saturday, March 30, 2019, there were over 30 varying resources allowing parents of young children to meet face-to-face with school representatives, learn more about kindergarten readiness, and discover resources available to Alamance County’s youngest children. The fair brought out over 150 perspective students and an overall turnout of over 300 people to learn how to gear up for greatness and get their child Kindergarten ready!
Schools in attendance included Alamance-Burlington Schools, Alamance Christian School, Blessed Sacrament School, Bradford Academy, Burlington Christian Academy, The Burlington School, Children’s House Montessori, Clover Garden Charter School, and Grace Christian Academy.
Community resource agencies included critical early childhood supports like Alamance Partnership for Children, the Children’s Developmental Services Agency, Alamance County Division of
Social Services, Alamance County Health Department, and Alamance County Public Libraries. Additional participating partners include Head Start, United Way of Alamance County, Alamance Citizens for Education, Children’s Referral Agency, Holy Comforter Playschool, Burlington Recreation and Parks, Be Healthy Now | Cone Health, Maynard Aquatic Center, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4-H, Studio 1, and Sylvan Learning Center of Burlington.
Coordinated and sponsored by Alamance Achieves, Tyronna Hooker, Executive Director of Alamance Achieves, explains how the fair aligns with it’s initiative’s goals.
“Alamance Achieves is an all-in partnership of cross-sector leaders who are committed to working together and with the community-at-large to measurably improve the success of our children, cradle to career. Currently, we are working with community partners who are aligned around the common goal that every child is well, healthy and ready for school. This event is a great example of the work team’s commitment to increasing access to resources.”