What We Do
Through a multi-generational model of programs, Imprints Cares promotes positive parenting, improves social determinants of health, enhances opportunities for children and their families, and helps break the cycle of poverty.
Programs are based on the ages of the children in a family. Select an age range to jump to the available programs.
Ready for School Programs
for families with children ages prenatal – 5 years
Ready for School programs focus on just that, getting children ready for school. Some programs start working with families during the prenatal phase to help prepare parents, while others focus on providing parents with tools and resources to make sure children are meeting developmental milestones while promoting early literacy.
As part of standard well-child visits, pediatricians "prescribe" new, age-appropriate, culturally-respectful books for children.
Reach Out & Read
birth – 5 years
Pediatricians "prescribe" age-appropriate books to children
Expanded Learning Programs
for families with children pre-K – middle school
Whether it is experiential learning through play in before- and after-school care or slowing "summer slide" in a summer enrichment camp, our Expanded Learning programs expand learning beyond the classroom.
Committed to Equity
Imprints Cares pledges to promote educational and health equity in our community. We are committed to addressing structural barriers which prevent children and their families from reaching their full potential by embracing cultural diversity and continuously seeking to create safe and inclusive environments where children can learn, grow, and thrive.
Making a Difference
Imprints Cares makes a difference by offering a comprehensive portfolio of evidence-based programs. Through partnerships across various sectors, Imprints Cares addresses the developing social, behavioral, and academic needs of children and evaluates the programmatic impact on families. We believe family and community engagement drive impact that is equitable, culturally responsive, and sustainable.
Imprints Cares advocates for children and families by providing a full spectrum of evidence-based and research-backed programming. But our advocacy efforts extend well beyond our programming.
We advance education campaigns to ensure our community is well-informed.
We develop strategic partnerships and coalitions, collaborating with members of the community and other constituents dedicated to the promotion of positive early childhood development.
We influence local, regional, and national policies and programs that support early childhood development.
Imprints Cares staff participate in thought leadership discussions within and beyond the community we serve, learning from and sharing best practices that support families and children. One example is our Executive Director’s participation as a subject matter expert in the state-level webinar discussion, Creating an Equitable & Inclusive System for Home-Based Child Care: A conversation on policy opportunities in North Carolina.