Incredible Years program offered to help parents

Published 8:10 am Sunday, February 24, 2008

By Staff
Grant funded by N.C. Partnership
Senior Reporter
The Incredible Years program in Washington has a few extra slots to fill for anyone who would like to join the class.
The program is sponsored by the North Carolina Partnership for Children and is designed to help parents cope with their children are from 2-5 years old and exhibit inappropriate behavior.
To enroll in the class, contact Woolard at (252) 975-4667, extension 3.
The class meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday for the next 13 weeks at the Potter’s House, 500 Avon Avenue, Washington, which is the former Montessori Charter School building.
Dinner, child care for other children and transportation will be provided.
The class is taught by trained facilitators through the Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.
In another matter concerning the Beaufort/Hyde Partnership for Children, Woolard reported that the partnership recently received its fifth consecutive clean audit.
An audit of 2006-2007 Smart Start activities found no instances of non-compliance or weaknesses in internal controls in the Beaufort/Hyde Partnership for Children, she said.
The audit looked for compliance in three core areas: accuracy of financial statements; how the partnership processes and authorizes transactions such as grants, accounts payable, payroll and cash receipts and contract compliance.
The Beaufort/Hyde Partnership for Children falls under the North Carolina Partnership for Children, which leads the state Smart Start initiative.
Smart Start is an early childhood leadership network that leverages private and public dollars to address issues critical to North Carolina’s children. It was created in 1993 by Gov. Jim Hunt and funds all of the state’s 100 counties.
Smart Start financially supports state programs that increase the number of quality child care centers in the state, that provide education credits to child care workers, that support parent education programs and that connect families with medical services.