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11 September 2019


The Positive Early Childhood Education (PECE) program now has its first east-coast USA trained early childhood educators, thanks to Mecklenburg County Public Health.

Partners In Learning are one of the first centers to adopt the PECE program as part of providing early learning and childcare to more than 200 babies and young children in Rowan County.  

“We are so excited to have another tool to use to coach early childhood teachers at Partners in Learning and in the community,” executive director of the centre, Norma Honeycutt, was reported as saying by the Salisbury Post.


“Teachers have told us that they have seen the difference in many of the families that have received Triple P for Parents in their home,” she continued.


“What an awesome opportunity for our early educators,” said Tonya Correll, family support specialist and Triple P director, who described the program as a “natural fit in the classroom setting” that would help empower teachers to best support the next generation. 


Emilie Scharf, director of Partners in Learning, echoed the sentiment, saying she was “thrilled” to be able to offer the program in Rowan County. “This training is proven to increase positive educator-child interactions while promoting children’s early learning and independence skills. It’s exciting to be able to impact our community of educators in such a positive way.”


Partners In Learning are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.