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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. 

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.

a mother and her child participating the Imprints Cares Parents as Teachers program

Parents as Teachers (PAT)
prenatal – 5 years

In-home visits provide parents with resources to prep children for school

Staff make in-home visits to provide parenting tips and learning activities that help parents prepare their children for school.

Participants in the Imprints Cares Family, Friends, & Neighbors program

Educators support in-home child-care providers with tools to enhance child development and promote a healthy learning environment.

Family, Friends, & Neighbors (FFN)
for in-home childcare providers

Visits to child-care providers to promote healthy learning 

Image by Pawel Czerwinski
Family educator with mother and child participating in the Imprints Cares Pediatric Parenting Connections program

PPC places Imprints Cares Family Educators in pediatricians’ offices to provide in-office support for parents of young children.

Pediatric Parenting Connections (PPC)
prenatal – 5 years

Support for parents of young children inside pediatricians' offices 

a mother and her child participating the Imprints Cares Book Babies program

Home visits combine literacy coaching and the delivery of age-appropriate books to help promote a literacy-rich home environment.

Book Babies
birth – 5 years

In-home visits with literacy coaching and age-appropriate books

Ready For School

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.

girl playing with bubbles in Imprints Cares Expanded Learning Summer Camp program

Summer enrichment camps promote active learning and development throughout the summer. 

Summer Enrichment Camps
rising kindergarten – rising 6th grade

An all-day summer camp with weekly themes and field trips

Children in Imprints Cares Expanded Learning Before & After School Care program on playground equipment

A nurturing learning environment that includes homework help and enrichment activities is available in 22 Forsyth County schools.

Before & After School Care
pre-K – 8th grade

A nurturing learning environment before and after school

a boy playing in Imprints Cares Expanded Learning Inclusion program

Children with special needs and typically-developing children learn together, support each other’s differences, and embrace uniqueness.

Imprints Cares Inclusion Program
including children with special needs

Highly-qualified educators provide programs to meet varying needs

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. 

a student from the Imprints Cares Expanded Learning Before & After School Care program

Advocacy Work

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

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