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Parent/Caregiver Resources

Register for NC Pre-K

NC Pre-K Program

The North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program (NC Pre-K) is a preschool program for children who may otherwise not have access to the preschool experience. The part-day program provides preschoolers with curriculum-based, age-appropriate programming that enhances cognitive, social and emotional growth in preparation for elementary school.

Partnership for Children

The mission of the Randolph Partnership for Children is: to ensure strong families with healthy, well-prepared children by galvanizing our community to advocate for and invest in their future. They do this by providing families and educators with access to several great resources and programs that aid in the development and growth of children.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails a new book each month directly to your child, completely free! The first book your child will receive upon enrollment in the program is “The Little Engine that Could” by Watty Piper. Then, each month, a new age-appropriate book will arrive. The last book your child will receive when they turn 5 years old is “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come” by Nancy Carlson. The Imagination Library inspires a lifelong love of reading while ensuring young children have the opportunity to build a personal library at home. Click the link to find out how to register!

The Basic Randolph is dedicated to helping parents and educators support the development of basic skills from birth to age 3. The website provides resources and materials for parents, early educators, and organizations that work with infants and toddlers. 

1000 Books by Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a program that children between the ages of 0-5 can partake in. The goal is to have read at least 1,000 books with your child by the time they enter kindergarten. Doing this promotes the early development of reading skills in addition to bonding between parent and child. 

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten website is a great place to find tips on reading with your child and articles that highlight the importance of reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers. 

Every Child Ready to Read

Every Child Ready to Read®, developed by the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Services to Children, is based on research about language, early literacy skills and how children learn. The techniques give parents and caregivers simple but powerful ways to help kids develop the language and other skills they need to learn to read.

Every Child Ready to Read® is a project of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA), divisions of the American Library Association. ALSC and PLA have developed early childhood literacy materials and programs to help every child become a successful reader. 

Every Child Ready to Read® at the Randolph County Public Library was initiated with grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.