EPIC - Every Person Influences Children

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Did you know that January is National Soup Month? In honor of National Soup Month we are recommending "Stone Soup" retol...
01/02/2024

Did you know that January is National Soup Month? In honor of National Soup Month we are recommending "Stone Soup" retold by Heather Forest for a family read-aloud this month!

Follow the link to hear the book read aloud - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3YFOFPlSNA

Comment below your favorite soup! (Broccoli Cheddar is definitely a favorite in our office ๐Ÿ™‚)

Our team is hard at work creating our 2024 vision to help better serve our families and community this year!
01/02/2024

Our team is hard at work creating our 2024 vision to help better serve our families and community this year!

12/31/2023
Seeing family this week that you might not normally see? Encourage your kiddos to find their favorite books and have tho...
12/29/2023

Seeing family this week that you might not normally see? Encourage your kiddos to find their favorite books and have those loved ones read it to them! Also, have them ask their loved ones what their favorite book or story is!

Enjoying a meal at a restaurant this week? Why not use family meal time as a learning experience! Challenge your childre...
12/28/2023

Enjoying a meal at a restaurant this week? Why not use family meal time as a learning experience! Challenge your children to look through the whole menu and see how many words they know!

You can even do this around the house, try using the guide on the TV or an ad that comes in the mail!

Reading is more than just about books!

Comment below what interesting things you and your children have found to read!

Today's   is to take a field trip to your closest branch of the library! Explore the wonder of books together with your ...
12/27/2023

Today's is to take a field trip to your closest branch of the library! Explore the wonder of books together with your family. Libraries offer a treasure trove of stories waiting to be discovered. It's a fantastic way to make reading an adventure, and you might just find some hidden gems to enjoy during these chilly winter days.

Emmet's Mom took Ready, Set, Parent! and shared, "I loved taking Ready, Set, Parent! as a first-time mom, because it all...
12/27/2023

Emmet's Mom took Ready, Set, Parent! and shared, "I loved taking Ready, Set, Parent! as a first-time mom, because it allowed my husband and I to spend time together talking about our thoughts on parenting, learn about what to expect once baby arrived, and discuss how we were going to adapt to this HUGE change in our lives."

Your year-end gift helps EPIC continue to support families right here at home in WNY. Click here to make an impact with a gift of any amount: https://www.epicforchildren.org/donate

We're in the thick of winter vacay โ˜ƒ๏ธ and we want to keep the love of reading alive during this time! Each day this week...
12/26/2023

We're in the thick of winter vacay โ˜ƒ๏ธ and we want to keep the love of reading alive during this time! Each day this week we will share an to help you encourage reading during this time of year!

Our first tip is to make a cozy space in your home that you and your children can share a good book together in!

Share your reading nooks with us in the comments below ๐Ÿ™‚

Wishing all who celebrate, a very Happy first day of Kwanzaa!
12/26/2023

Wishing all who celebrate, a very Happy first day of Kwanzaa!

December is the Month of Kwanzaa. Check out this book for young children, Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa: A Kwanzaa Holiday Book ...
12/26/2023

December is the Month of Kwanzaa. Check out this book for young children, Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa: A Kwanzaa Holiday Book for Kids by Donna L. Washington. To hear the book read aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmW1srHPcxU

Benefit of family reading: Reading together builds listening skills and imagination.
12/26/2023

Benefit of family reading: Reading together builds listening skills and imagination.

From our family to yours, we wish you a Very Merry Christmas! ๐ŸŽ„
12/25/2023

From our family to yours, we wish you a Very Merry Christmas! ๐ŸŽ„

Our offices are closed until Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024, in recognition of our hard work and to allow all staff the oppo...
12/22/2023

Our offices are closed until Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024, in recognition of our hard work and to allow all staff the opportunity to spend much-needed quality time with their families!

Follow along on social media or visit our website to stay in touch over the holidays!

See you in 2024! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™

๐ŸŒŸ Calling all EPIC families! ๐ŸŒŸ Check out this fantastic list from Kid Talk featuring diverse picture books perfect for t...
12/19/2023

๐ŸŒŸ Calling all EPIC families! ๐ŸŒŸ Check out this fantastic list from Kid Talk featuring diverse picture books perfect for the holiday season!

Guess what? Many of these gems are currently available at the library! ๐Ÿ“– Dive into a world of stories that celebrate diversity and make this holiday season truly special!

Here are just a few of my faves... In many households, holidays and traditions play a crucial role in shaping beliefs, experiences, and identity. As we gear up for the holiday season, it's vital to acknowledge the diverse array of celebrations available for exploration. I firmly believe that childre...

December is the Month of Christmas. Check out this book for young children, Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light, by Ap...
12/19/2023

December is the Month of Christmas. Check out this book for young children, Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light, by Apryl Stott. To hear the book read aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsHKA_JypfI

Benefit of family reading: Reading together promotes longer attention span.
12/19/2023

Benefit of family reading: Reading together promotes longer attention span.

So much fun! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™
12/17/2023

So much fun! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™

12/15/2023

Winter can be a difficult time for many, but our Community is here to support you and your loved ones through lifeโ€™s challenges.

WE ARE HOPE is a collaboration of community organizations that have come together to provide support to those struggling with mental health and/or substance use challenges. Too often, it can be hard to know where to turn for help.

Explore the Resource Guide to learn more about community support services available to you: https://bit.ly/3uPkfZp

Donโ€™t wait to reach out โ€“ HELP & HOPE are available todayโค

We want to send a very EPIC THANK YOU to the team at Trusted Nurse Staffing and Trusted Choice Homecare for volunteering...
12/15/2023

We want to send a very EPIC THANK YOU to the team at Trusted Nurse Staffing and Trusted Choice Homecare for volunteering at EPIC for their annual Giveback Day! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™

Stay tuned in the next couple of weeks for the return of our Tip Tuesday series featuring some tips from our friends from Trusted Nurse Staffing!

Families, check this out! Our friends at the King Urban Life Center are having their next Family Fun Friday on December ...
12/14/2023

Families, check this out! Our friends at the King Urban Life Center are having their next Family Fun Friday on December 22 from 5:30-7:30!

Free dinner will be provided by Chick-Fil-A! So many fun activities are planned. See you there!

If you have questions or need more information please call 716-895-2050

December is Read a New Book Month. Check out this New Book for young children, The Kindest Red: A Story of Hijab and Fri...
12/12/2023

December is Read a New Book Month. Check out this New Book for young children, The Kindest Red: A Story of Hijab and Friendship by Ibtihaj Muhammad. To hear the book read aloud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRrgZjPNnnk

Benefit of family reading: Reading together promotes a love of learning and students who do well in school were exposed ...
12/12/2023

Benefit of family reading: Reading together promotes a love of learning and students who do well in school were exposed to reading before preschool.

Our Niagara County FOC team installed 27 car seats for Niagara County families yesterday ๐Ÿคฉ! Thank you to the team and ou...
12/10/2023

Our Niagara County FOC team installed 27 car seats for Niagara County families yesterday ๐Ÿคฉ! Thank you to the team and our partners Lockport Police Department and Lockport Fire Department! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™

Weโ€™re so thankful to have partners like Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department! It takes a village! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š
12/10/2023

Weโ€™re so thankful to have partners like Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department!

It takes a village! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š

Check out this great article from the Olean Times Herald about the opening of our newest Family Opportunity Center in Sa...
12/08/2023

Check out this great article from the Olean Times Herald about the opening of our newest Family Opportunity Center in Salamanca! We are so proud of our team and want to thank the Salamanca City Central School District and New York State Office of Children and Family Services for their continued support โค

For more information on our FOCs visit our website or email [email protected]

SALAMANCA โ€” A new location for families of school-age children to receive support and resources has officially opened at the former St. Patrickโ€™s School on River Street.

Our team is hard at work getting ready for our Car Seat Distribution event with Kenmore Volunteer Fire DepartmentThe eve...
12/08/2023

Our team is hard at work getting ready for our Car Seat Distribution event with Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department

The event is on Sunday December 10th starting at 9am

Please remember that our distribution event is ONLY for participants of our Car Seat Safety Class. Email [email protected] for more information on the next class!

Hanukkah Sameach! On this first day of Hanukkah, our EPIC family extends our warmest greetings to all who celebrate! May...
12/07/2023

Hanukkah Sameach! On this first day of Hanukkah, our EPIC family extends our warmest greetings to all who celebrate!

May this yearโ€™s Festival of Lights bring joy and peace to you and your loved ones!

Benefit of family reading: Reading together with preschool children exposes them to language. By hearing words that are ...
12/05/2023

Benefit of family reading: Reading together with preschool children exposes them to language. By hearing words that are read to them and in conversation, they do well in school.

Thanks to you, our generous supporters, we are able to provide programs to families across WNY. Thank you for supporting...
11/29/2023

Thanks to you, our generous supporters, we are able to provide programs to families across WNY. Thank you for supporting our Giving Tuesday campaign. We are proud to be a part of the Village it takes to raise a child!

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