You have probably noticed some exciting things happening on our website and cross-promoted on our social media. If you missed it, let me share some exciting news with you. It has been our goal since the Partnership opened the doors in 1993, to be your most trusted resource for all things Early Care and Education for your family. We are here to provide local support to all families of young children in and around the Fayetteville area. One of the ways we are strengthening the information we provide is through engaging pieces on a variety of topics that pertain to families with young children. How are we able to produce the content? We have enlisted the assistance of 9 amazing and talented volunteer guest authors. This talented group provides insight, support, and resources for families through a unique Fayetteville perspective. Explore topics relevant to your family like preparing your child for kindergarten, parenting information and support, reading to your child, and fun activities to do with your little one at home or out in the community. Our contributing authors bring to the table, intelligence, creativity, a knack for the written word, and a genuine passion for children and families. Each one of them adds to the eclectic mix with their backgrounds and life experiences both personally and professionally. Each month we will post new content on our website. The topics will vary, and we hope that you will find information that connects, informs, and inspires you. Without further adieu, allow us to introduce our inspiring guest authors:

Selena Beckman-Harned

Writer, Volunteer, and Stay-at-home-mom

Faith Boehmer

Prevention & Volunteer Coordinator –
Child Advocacy Center, Wife, Mom, Advocate for Children

Sonji Clyburn

Business Owner, 27 Year Army Veteran, Wife, Mom, and Certified in Youth Fitness, Physical Fitness, CPR, and Positive Discipline

Lauren Creamer

Freelance Writer for the Fayetteville Observer, Military Spouse, Mom of Two, and Nursing Student

Kandy Dillion

Cumberland County Schools – Data and Accountability Coordinator, Mom, Tutor, Business Owner, and Educational Consultant

Tiffany Haywood

Lifestyle Blogger, Wife, Mom, Radio Show Host, Author, Branding Consultant, and Mentor

Wendi Iacobello

New Mom, Army Wife, Educator, Blogger, Freelance Writer, Aqua Cycling Instructor, and Avid Volunteer

Alison Klakowicz

Mom, Military Spouse, Freelance Writer, Podcaster, Blogger, and Published Children’s Author

Alberta Lampkins

CARES Mentoring Leader, Proud Army Wife, Mom, Grandmother, Public Servant, Author, and Publisher