At the Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children, we know that raising a child is a big job. But you’re not alone. We offer programs that will help you every step of the way — from pregnancy until the time your child enters kindergarten.
Through our ChildLinks program, we provide free child care referrals, our Professional Resource Room, and our Parent Lending Library. Offering free parent memberships to our Lending Library and parent plus and professional memberships to our Resource Room, the Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children has something for everyone. For more information on the services provided by ChildLinks, please click here for child care referrals, and here for information on the Lending Library & Resource Room.
Child Care Subsidy
Child care is a huge expense for working families. The child care subsidy program through the Department of Social Services provides assistance with child care expenses for eligible families. To learn more about the program and eligibility, please click here.
Parents As Teachers
We know that parenting is a huge responsibility and every parent wants the very best for their children. Parents as Teachers offers parenting support, positive interactions, and child development information through play groups, home visits, group meetings and connections with additional community services. For more information about Parents As Teachers, please click here.
Becoming a parent for the first time can be scary. Nurse-Family Partnership’s maternal health program pairs vulnerable first-time parents to caring maternal and child health nurses. For more information, please click here.
QUEST [Quality, Education, Support, Training]
Quality child care is an essential part of a child’s development. QUEST works with local child care facilities to promote quality care through consultations, quality improvement plans, and professional development plans. In addition, QUEST can assist with the process of opening a child care program. For more information on QUEST, please click here.
Training & Development
The Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children understands the importance of always being on top of your game — personally and professionally. We offer training opportunities for child care providers as well as members of the community. To meet the needs of all providers, opportunities in both contact hours and CEU course work are available. To see a list of current trainings, register for an upcoming class, or suggest a specific training, please click here.
Child Care Health Consultants
Whether you are opening a new facility or work as a director of an established center, our Child Care Health Consultants can assist with trainings, emergency preparedness, and everything from snack ideas to fun physical activities. For more information on the Child Care Health Consultants, please click here.
Raising A Reader
Early literacy is a fundamental part of a child’s learning and development. Raising A Reader partners with eligible providers to encourage early literacy skills by holding weekly classroom literacy readings and activities, literacy events in the community, technical support for teachers and parents, as well as rotating quality age-appropriate take-home book bags and local library involvement. For more information on how to apply for Raising A Reader for your child care facility, please click here.
Child care provider education and stability are directly linked to quality child care. WAGE$ is a salary supplement program for child care staff who obtain higher levels of education and remain in their current child care setting. For more information, please click here.