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State awards local volunteer for parenting education

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has awarded its 2023 Outstanding Parent Award to Laura Martinez, a volunteer for Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services. Martinez received the honor Sept. 14 at the Partners in Prevention Conference hosted by DFPS in Corpus Christi.

Children’s Shop installs Little Free Library

The Children’s Shop recently installed a little free library to encourage families to stop by and check out a book, along with its new location and services.

Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition hosts child CPR classes

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition hosted a free training on CPR for parents and caregivers Thursday at the Corsicana Central Fire Station.

Early Childhood Coalition to host Safety Days

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition will present Child Safety Days on three Thursday evenings. Parents and caregivers will learn how to have a fun summer while keeping children safe. These are free, face-to-face sessions with experts on each topic.

Children’s Scavenger Hunt Starts March 14

When Spring Break starts March 14, young children will enjoy getting outside for the Little Free Library Scavenger Hunt. Organized by the Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition, the Scavenger Hunt is a free, family-friendly activity that uses puzzles and prizes to explore Navarro County.

Parent Advisory Council Meeting March 7

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition invites parents and other caregivers of young children (age eight or younger) to meet next Monday, March 7 at 6 p.m. at the Corsicana Public Library.

Enlightening Literacy

Rachel Gillespie invites everyone to take a book, leave a book

Coalition to celebrate childcare professionals

Beginning Monday, Nov. 15, childcare workers, who usually have their hands full, will have someone looking after them for a short while. During the week of Nov.16, the Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition will celebrate childcare workers by providing them with “goody bags” and boxed lunches. The Honorable H.M. Davenport will issue a proclamation for Childcare Professionals Appreciation Week.

Final Little Free Library opens in Kerens

This is the 14th LFL that the Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition has erected in the county to support reading and connection for children in the county.

Newest Little Free Library installed

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition opened the newest Little Free Library at Country Meadow Nursing and Rehab. This is the 13th library installed and will serve the community around Park Row Blvd. and Navarro Elementary.

Early Childhood Coalition hosts movie night

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition recently hosted two free screenings of the movie Inside Out at the Palace Theatre. More than 150 people enjoyed the family favorite, and even got the chance to meet the characters.

Little Free Library opens at Rice City Hall

Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition set up a Little Free Library at Rice City Hall, 305 N. Dallas St. City Administrator Tonya Roberts and Mayor J. Nicole Jackson officially opened the library box Thursday.

YMCA presents Child Safety sessions in June

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition presents Child Safety Days for the next three Thursdays. Parents and caregivers will learn how to have a fun summer while keeping children safe in cars, in the water and at home. These are free, face-to-face sessions with experts on each topic.

New Little Free Library at MLK Community Center

A new Little Free Library has been set up at the MLK Community Center at 1114 E. Sixth St. in Corsicana. Local city councilwoman Ruby Williams help to coordinate the site and said she is excited to share it with her community and the kids who live nearby.

Children's Agencies Offer Free Film on Stress and Health May 21

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition offers a free screening of a documentary about children and their overall health. "Resilience - The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope" shows how toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time and early death.

Coalition celebrates Week of the Young Child

To celebrate the Week of the Young Child April 10 through 16, the Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition dropped in on local pediatricians, ob-gyns and school nurses with goody bags. Coalition members even delivered lunch Thursday to Navarro Regional Hospital, Corsicana Pediatrics, The Hope Center, PEDIA Clinic, and local elementary school nurses and other offices.

Parents invited to 'Meet the Pediatrician'

Parents of young children and infants in Navarro County are invited to a special Zoom call at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 where Pediatrician Dr. Meredith Johnson and Nurse Practitioner Danika Watson will answer questions and explain the reasons for “well child” visits.

Little Free Library opens in Dawson

Navarro County's newest Little Free Library has opened at the Manna From Above food pantry in Dawson, at the corner of 709 and Main Street, across from the city park.

Corsicana, Chatfield unveil new Little Free Library

Chatfield's Little Free Library is located at the United Methodist Church at 4937 FM 1603. Corsicana's newest library at Iglesia Bautista Calvario, 606 S. 20th St., offers books in Spanish and more are expected to be added to other library boxes across the county.

Little Free Library opens in Blooming Grove

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition opened another Little Free Library Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church at 300 S. Kerr St.

“This is our seventh of 14 libraries planned for the county,” stated Rachel Gillespie, Growing Together Program Director.

Little Free Library opens in Mildred

Another Little Free Library opened Friday, Nov. 20, at The Eagle's Nest Play to Learn Center in Mildred.

More Little Free Library boxes to be installed

The Little Free Library project continues with three more book sharing boxes planned for Retreat, Blooming Grove and Mildred.

State recognizes Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition

The award honors the partnership because it has gone above and beyond to work together to support children and families and strengthen early childhood outcomes.

Little Free Libraries come to Corsicana

More Little Free Libraries will be popping up around Corsicana this week as the Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition partners with the Corsicana Fire Department and YMCA to install the book-sharing boxes.

County celebrates Childcare Professionals Week

In honor of Daycare Appreciation Week, the Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition, part of the Growing Together program of Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, recognized the YMCA and licensed daycare centers and staff for their expert care of the county’s youngest residents.

Falling Seed: Local coalitions need local congregations: A call to action

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, local nonprofits in Navarro County got together to form a COVID Crisis Needs Taskforce.

COVID-19 Local Resource Guide developed for county

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition developed a resource guide to assist the community in navigating and staying informed during the COVID-19 crisis.

Children's agencies offer free stay-at-home guide for parents

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition offers a free stay-at-home guide for parents

State awards local volunteer for parenting education

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has awarded its 2023 Outstanding Parent Award to Laura Martinez, a volunteer for Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services. Martinez received the honor Sept. 14 at the Partners in Prevention Conference hosted by DFPS in Corpus Christi.

Children’s Shop installs Little Free Library

The Children’s Shop recently installed a little free library to encourage families to stop by and check out a book, along with its new location and services.

Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition hosts child CPR classes

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition hosted a free training on CPR for parents and caregivers Thursday at the Corsicana Central Fire Station.

Early Childhood Coalition to host Safety Days

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition will present Child Safety Days on three Thursday evenings. Parents and caregivers will learn how to have a fun summer while keeping children safe. These are free, face-to-face sessions with experts on each topic.

Children’s Scavenger Hunt Starts March 14

When Spring Break starts March 14, young children will enjoy getting outside for the Little Free Library Scavenger Hunt. Organized by the Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition, the Scavenger Hunt is a free, family-friendly activity that uses puzzles and prizes to explore Navarro County.

Parent Advisory Council Meeting March 7

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition invites parents and other caregivers of young children (age eight or younger) to meet next Monday, March 7 at 6 p.m. at the Corsicana Public Library.

Enlightening Literacy

Rachel Gillespie invites everyone to take a book, leave a book

Coalition to celebrate childcare professionals

Beginning Monday, Nov. 15, childcare workers, who usually have their hands full, will have someone looking after them for a short while. During the week of Nov.16, the Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition will celebrate childcare workers by providing them with “goody bags” and boxed lunches. The Honorable H.M. Davenport will issue a proclamation for Childcare Professionals Appreciation Week.

Final Little Free Library opens in Kerens

This is the 14th LFL that the Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition has erected in the county to support reading and connection for children in the county.

Newest Little Free Library installed

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition opened the newest Little Free Library at Country Meadow Nursing and Rehab. This is the 13th library installed and will serve the community around Park Row Blvd. and Navarro Elementary

Early Childhood Coalition hosts movie night

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition recently hosted two free screenings of the movie Inside Out at the Palace Theatre. More than 150 people enjoyed the family favorite, and even got the chance to meet the characters.

Through Little Free Library book exchanges, millions of books are shared each year, increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

The Early Childhood Coalition will unveil its first Little Free Library at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 in Frost.

Little Free Library opens at Rice City Hall

Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition set up a Little Free Library at Rice City Hall, 305 N. Dallas St. City Administrator Tonya Roberts and Mayor J. Nicole Jackson officially opened the library box Thursday.

YMCA presents Child Safety sessions in June

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition presents Child Safety Days for the next three Thursdays. Parents and caregivers will learn how to have a fun summer while keeping children safe in cars, in the water and at home. These are free, face-to-face sessions with experts on each topic.

New Little Free Library at MLK Community Center

A new Little Free Library has been set up at the MLK Community Center at 1114 E. Sixth St. in Corsicana. Local city councilwoman Ruby Williams help to coordinate the site and said she is excited to share it with her community and the kids who live nearby.

Children's Agencies Offer Free Film on Stress and Health May 21

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition offers a free screening of a documentary about children and their overall health. "Resilience - The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope" shows how toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time and early death.

Coalition celebrates Week of the Young Child

To celebrate the Week of the Young Child April 10 through 16, the Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition dropped in on local pediatricians, ob-gyns and school nurses with goody bags. Coalition members even delivered lunch Thursday to Navarro Regional Hospital, Corsicana Pediatrics, The Hope Center, PEDIA Clinic, and local elementary school nurses and other offices.

Parents invited to 'Meet the Pediatrician'

Parents of young children and infants in Navarro County are invited to a special Zoom call at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14 where Pediatrician Dr. Meredith Johnson and Nurse Practitioner Danika Watson will answer questions and explain the reasons for “well child” visits.

Little Free Library opens in Dawson

Navarro County's newest Little Free Library has opened at the Manna From Above food pantry in Dawson, at the corner of 709 and Main Street, across from the city park.

Corsicana, Chatfield unveil new Little Free Library

Chatfield's Little Free Library is located at the United Methodist Church at 4937 FM 1603. Corsicana's newest library at Iglesia Bautista Calvario, 606 S. 20th St., offers books in Spanish and more are expected to be added to other library boxes across the county.

Little Free Library opens in Blooming Grove

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition opened another Little Free Library Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church at 300 S. Kerr St.

“This is our seventh of 14 libraries planned for the county,” stated Rachel Gillespie, Growing Together Program Director.

Little Free Library opens in Mildred

Another Little Free Library opened Friday, Nov. 20, at The Eagle's Nest Play to Learn Center in Mildred.

More Little Free Library boxes to be installed

The Little Free Library project continues with three more book sharing boxes planned for Retreat, Blooming Grove and Mildred.

State recognizes Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition

The award honors the partnership because it has gone above and beyond to work together to support children and families and strengthen early childhood outcomes.

Little Free Libraries come to Corsicana

More Little Free Libraries will be popping up around Corsicana this week as the Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition partners with the Corsicana Fire Department and YMCA to install the book-sharing boxes.

County celebrates Childcare Professionals Week

In honor of Daycare Appreciation Week, the Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition, part of the Growing Together program of Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, recognized the YMCA and licensed daycare centers and staff for their expert care of the county’s youngest residents.

Through Little Free Library book exchanges, millions of books are shared each year, increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds.

The Early Childhood Coalition will unveil its first Little Free Library at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 in Frost.

Little Free Library Presentation
Falling Seed: Local coalitions need local congregations: A call to action

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis, local nonprofits in Navarro County got together to form a COVID Crisis Needs Taskforce.

COVID-19 Local Resource Guide developed for county

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition developed a resource guide to assist the community in navigating and staying informed during the COVID-19 crisis.

Children's agencies offer free stay-at-home guide for parents

The Navarro County Early Childhood Coalition offers a free stay-at-home guide for parents

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