Kids and Kin program thanks sheriff
Published 6:39 pm Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Debbie Bloodworth, child care partner for the Kid and Kin program, would like to thank Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams for his support during 2014.
Sheriff Williams personally financed the Kids and Kin graduation activity in May 2014.
Sheriff Williams stopped by to show his support during a Kids and Kin workshop at the Family Service Center of Lowndes County in July 2014.
The Kids and Kin Program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of relative child care providers and to raise their level of awareness about the importance of their roles.
Educational workshops, resources, support activities, and a quarterly provider newsletter are offered to relative care providers which impact the quality of child care available in our communities.
Kids and Kin includes a Voluntary Certification Program through which providers earn health and safety items, books, and learning materials for attending free training sessions related to quality child care enhancement.
Participation in the Kids and Kin Program is free.
The Kids and Kin Program provides services to Relative Child Care Providers in the following counties: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Dallas, Elmore, Escambia, Geneva, Greene, Henry, Houston, Jefferson, Limestone, Lowndes, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Mobile, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Shelby, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Washington, and Wilcox.
Kids and Kin is one of several programs offered by the Family Guidance Center of Alabama.
Eligibility Requirements to participate in the Kids and Kin Program:
• Must be at least 19 years old
• Must be providing child care for a grandchild, niece, nephew, or sibling who is not over 12 years of age
• Cannot be the child’s legal guardian or foster parent
• Cannot be a licensed child care provider
There is still time to enroll in the classes. Please contact Debbie Bloodworth at 334-437-1950. Participants can earn $150.00 in educational materials.