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TIPS ON PROMOTING THE POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH OF KIDS

Our friends at the John Rex Endowment have shared tips for coaching adults to promote the positive mental health of children.
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DORTHEA DIX PARK UPCOMING EVENTS

One of Raleigh’s newest parks offers great opportunities for families to get outside
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YOU'RE INVITED TO OUR FALL EVENT

Join us for Building Strong Kids: Turning the places kids go into places kids grow
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BUILDING STEPPING STONES TO CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct 1-7
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BETTER RELATIONSHIPS FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

“Science of Early Childhood Development” video shows how healthy relationships help improve society
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WAKE COUNTY CELEBRATES TAKE A CHILD OUTSIDE WEEK

Event round-up for TACO Week events in Wake County
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SPOTLIGHT: 2017 EARLY CHILDHOOD DESIGN INSTITUTE

Architects, landscape designers and childcare providers meet to collaborate on creating educational spaces for children
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PRESCHOOL ESSENTIALS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS

Learn about the importance of social emotional development at an early age.
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HELP KIDS BLOOM WITH FALL GARDENING FUN

Gardening is a great way for families to build positive relationships, use nature to nurture by getting outdoors, and create educational moments.
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FAMILIES TOGETHER SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE

In early August, Kaleidoscope Showcase Site Families Together hosted their annual drive for school supplies.
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FACE TO FACE

The "Still Face" Experiment showcases the power of positive parent/child relationships
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SPOTLIGHT: SASSAFRAS PLAYGROUND

Sassafras All Children's Playground is a great example of a local playground that puts the “power of play” into practice.
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SPOTLIGHT: PROJECT DIRECTOR ANGIE WELSH

The Kaleidoscope Project Welcomes New Project Director.
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USING NATURE TO NURTURE

Play outside this summer and celebrate National Parks & Recreation Month.
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SPOTLIGHT: LOCAL "POWERFUL PLAY" WORKSHOP

Local parents learn tips for Powerful Play at a workshop from Marbles Kids Museum and Project CATCH.
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MAKING THE MOST OF CAMP EXPERIENCES

The Lucy Daniels Center share their tips for choosing the right camp for your child this summer.
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BRINGING WAKE COUNTY TOGETHER TO HELP OUR KIDS GROW

On May 10, The Kaleidoscope Project officially launched with an intimate event at pilot site Beginning and Beyond.
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SPOTLIGHT: KIDS TOGETHER PLAYGROUND AT MARLA DORREL PARK

Marla Dorrel Park with a diversity of play areas and structures based on universal design principles and an emphasis on nature.
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SPOTLIGHT: MARIPOSA DISTRICT AND HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

Mariposa District and Housing Development is a transit-oriented low-income housing development and neighborhood that fosters community engagement to develop improvements in safety and attractiveness.
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SPOTLIGHT: MOTHER'S CLUB FAMILY LEARNING CENTER

The Mother's Club Family Learning Center is a family/community center integrating two-generation learning, caregiver mental health services and developmentally appropriate design.
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BEST PRACTICE: ENHANCE ACCESSIBILITY & INCLUSION

Welcoming, convenient spaces allow children of all abilities, cultures and backgrounds to feel at home and feel like a valued part of our community.
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BEST PRACTICE: FOSTER SAFETY & SUPPORT

Comfortable, secure spaces make children feel at ease trying new things, accepting fun challenges and focusing on what’s important: being a kid.
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BEST PRACTICE: CREATE INVITING SPACES & ACTIVITIES

Varied, engaging spaces invite children to experience lots of activities of different kinds, so they can explore and master new skills.
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BEST PRACTICE: USE NATURE TO NURTURE

The great outdoors can play a big role in children’s healthy development — inspiring curiosity, encouraging creativity, spreading joy and relieving stress.
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SPOTLIGHT: BLANCHIE CARTER DISCOVERY PARK

Blanchie Carter Discovery Park is a primary school schoolyard, using universal design and focusing on nature and imaginative play.
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BEST PRACTICE: BUILD POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS

Staff and parents who are caring and responsive role models, and clear and open communicators, help children create warm and trusting relationships.
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SPOTLIGHT: GREAT BEGINNINGS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Great Beginnings Early Childhood Education is an early education center for special needs students that incorporates family counseling services and a community space.
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