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  • Writer's pictureWendy Buchanan

building strong foundations

Grant from Cedar Creek Club provides wooden block sets to promote early childhood development

Region A Partnership for Children’s Parents as Teachers Program recently received a grant from Cedar Creek Club, a Cashiers community located on the shores of Lake Lupton.  

These funds were awarded to help PAT Educators provide materials for personal visits and monthly group connection activities. All the materials purchased are used to promote early literacy and childhood development, and to demonstrate that all young children and their families are equally ready to learn and succeed, regardless of demographics, geographic, or economic factors. 

Recently, PAT used some of this funding to purchase 60 sets of wooden blocks for the educators to provide to families enrolled in our PAT program. In addition to providing the blocks, our educators offered ways to incorporate block play into their daily lives to promote early childhood development.  

One parent offered, “Our family is so excited to get these blocks. We can see how adding them to our daily homeschooling routine will help with a variety of learning activities like identifying colors, counting, stacking, and problem solving.” 

We pride ourselves in having a nationally accredited program that positively impacts the families of our region, and it is because of our generous community partners, like Cedar Creek Club, that we can provide such high-quality services to our families. 

If you are interested in making an impact on the lives of families across our region, click here to learn how you can become one of our partners today. 

Photo courtesy of PAT family


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