NC Pre-K Site Selection information

February 13, 2019

Site Administrator,

The Anson County Partnership for Children, local contract administrator of the NC Pre-Kindergarten program, invites all Anson County 4 and 5 star child care centers to apply to operate NC Pre-K classrooms for the next two years, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.  NC Pre-K is a pre-kindergarten program designed to provide high-quality educational experiences to enhance kindergarten readiness for four-year-olds who qualify.  NC Pre-K child care centers must comply with all program guidelines and requirements on the DCDEE website at K_Program_Requirements_September_2018_FINAL.pdf?ver=2018-09-28-182336-967

Interested applicants must submit the attached program application no later than March 15, 2019.  Each application will be reviewed and scored by the site selection subcommittee. For questions concerning the NC Pre-K Program or this application process, please contact Karen Gerald or Caroline Goins at 704-694-4036. 


Caroline M. Goins
Executive Director
Anson County Partnership for Children

Operation Medicine Drop: Saturday, October 13

Safe Kids Anson Hosting Operation Medicine Drop

Safe Kids Anson will host Operation Medicine Drop, Saturday, October 13th from 10:00 am until noon in Wal-Mart Parking Lot in Wadesboro.  Bring your unused or expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medicines to Wal-Mart to be safely disposed. Syringes and needles will not be accepted for collection.

The average North Carolinian fills 17 prescriptions annually and studies show that as much as 40% of the drugs dispensed are never used. Abuses of unused and/or expired prescription medications is a public health issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse, as well as contaminating our water system. Poisoning is the number-one cause of injury-related deaths in the United States. The latest statistics show that the number of unintentional poisoning deaths in North Carolina increased from 279 deaths in 1999 to 1,178 deaths in 2014, an increase of 320 percent. From 1999 to 2016 more than 12,000 North Carolinians died from opioid-related overdoses. This epidemic is devastating families and communities.


Since 1999, 91% of all unintentional poisonings were caused by prescription or over-the-counter medications according to NC Injury and Violence Prevention, DHHS.


Operation Medicine Drop is a partnership of Safe Kids North Carolina, the River keepers of North Carolina, NC State Bureau of Investigation, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of North Carolina and local law enforcement agencies working together to encourage the public to safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medication. For additional information please contact Karen Gerald at (704) 694-4036.

Special Scientific Storytime

Tuesday, August 7th at 4:00 pm come out and enjoy a great story followed by a hands science activity. Ansonville Elementary School Science Teacher, Justin Jones, will be a special storytime guest.  Groups of 5 or more should contact Tracy Harrington to RSVP at 7014-694-4036 or by email at 

Pool Safety Event at Little Park

With temperatures rising, the cool place to be is in the pool. Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 come out to Little Park at 9:00am to learn about pool safety. Splash in the pool and learn some important safety tips. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Support group for moms of special needs children

“Our Unique World”

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Support group for moms of special needs children

Date: May 30th 2018

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

Place: Partnership for Children

(Meeting room upstairs. Located to the right of partnership door.)

117 S Greene St. Wadesboro nc 28170

(Parking on street and parking lot across from partnership)


Questions please contact

Catered dinner

Come talk with moms that understand

(Judgement free zone)

2018 Week of the Young Child

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The Partnership is excited to announce different activities that will take place April 16 – 18. The Week of the Young Child is an annual festivity to celebrate early learning, young children, their teachers, and families.

Monday, April 16th

The week will kick off with the Pinwheel for Prevention Garden. At 7:45 am, ACPC staff, Anson County Domestic Violence Coalition and volunteers will place blue pinwheels in front of the court. Blue pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention. The pinwheel whimsy and childlike notions are reminders of the great childhoods we want for all children.


Tuesday, April 17th

NC Pre-K and Kindergarten students will present a parade at 10:00 am. Children will be decked out in their penguin costumes in honor of the play Mr. Popper’s Penguins performed by Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. There will be an evening performance at 6:00 free to the public. Guest are required to get a free ticket at the Partnership before attending the 6:00 performance. We highly encourage the public to come out and see the children in their parade at 10:00 am.


Wednesday, April 18th

The Partnership will present Special Me Storytime at 10:00 am in the Early Childhood Resource Center.  Children will hear a great book about diversity and the joys of being unique.  Following the story reading, children will get the chance to make crafts and end the morning with a light snack.

To end the evening families will have the chance to participate in Play Daze. Play Daze is to encourage children to get outside and play. Play Daze will be at Little’s Park from 4:00-6:00


We hope to see you all at these awesome events.

The Reader: A Winter Special Storytime

Anson County Partnership for Children invites the public to a special Winter Wonderland Storytime on Wednesday, December 6th at 10:30. The Partnership will present a colorful presentation of The Reader with arts and crafts, dancing, and a snow station to follow.

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Every child attending story time will receive a free book to take home.  Parents are required to stay with their children during story time and are encouraged to participate in the activities. Child care centers are welcome as well, but registration is required due to spacing limitations. To make a reservation for “The Reader: A Winter Special Storytime” call 704-694-4036.

2017 Day of Caring

Day of Caring is an annual community-wide service project organized by United Way. This is a very special day when volunteers from local businesses, civic clubs, churches, and the community gather to help our senior citizens, our disabled citizens, and nonprofits here in Anson County. It’s a wonderful way to show your organization’s support of others and it’s rewarding way to build team spirit.

Typical chores include: cutting grass, weeding flowerbeds, pruning shrubs, trash pickup, window washing, cleaning gutters, and light painting. Outside chores only at residential sites.

The fun will kick-off at the Wadesboro Town Square October 7th, 2017 at 7:30am.

Light Breakfast, music, and t-shirts while they last !

Create a team and join this incredible event!

Completed form can be dropped off at Anson County Partnership for Children or emailed to

First National Child Vehicular Heatstroke Awareness and Prevention Day of the year is April 26, 2017

Sadly, this year five children have already died from heatstroke inside vehicles and summer is still two months away.  

 Please help show your support on Wednesday, April 26 by spreading the messages of awareness and prevention of vehicular heatstroke across all social media platforms.  Be sure to use the hashtags #heatstrokekills and #lookbeforeyoulock

On April 26, 2017 share the following information on your social media to help spread awareness and prevention.


  • Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day – never leave a child or animal alone in a car!  #heatstrokekills

  • See a child alone in a car? Get involved! Call 911 immediately. #heatstrokekills

  • The difference between life or death is minutes in a hot car. #heatstrokekills

  • Protecting children is everyone’s business. Get involved. Call 911. Save a life. #heatstrokekills

  • Be prepared to save a baby in a hot car with a resqme tool… get it today at #heatstrokekills

  • If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Cars reach deadly temps in minutes. #heatstrokekills

  • Always check the back seat for baby! Look Before You Lock!! #lookbeforeyoulock

  • Ask childcare to call you if your baby doesn’t show up as planned! #heatstrokekills

  • Always keep cars locked & keys out of reach of children. If a child is missing – check in all cars! #heatstrokekills

  • A car is not a babysitter. NEVER leave a child or animal alone inside a vehicle, not even for a minute! #lookbeforeyoulock


Together we can help save lives by sharing this information on social media.

Traffic Safety Awareness Day – April 22, 2017

Everyone is invited to join the Wadesboro Police Department on April 22, 2017 for their Traffic Safety Awareness Day. This is a free event with lots of activities such as the NC BAT Mobile, drunk driving simulator, car crash displays, police vehicle car show and much more. Hot dogs and chips will be provided for free for participants. This event will be held at the Ray Shelton parking lot beside the police department. We look forward to seeing everyone there!!