Buds of Promise WHOMS
Ms. Barbara J. Epps (View Profile)
Ages 1 - 12
"Blooming All for Jesus"
Green (grow) and White (purity)
"Blooming All for Jesus".
The Buds of Promise are the Juvenile Society of the WH & OM Society. The mission of the WH & OM Society is to establish Christian learning environments and experiences for all children (ages 1 through 12) through Mission Education. These experiences will enable each child to acquire the knowledge, beliefs and attitudes that are essential to his/her spiritual development as an individual and are necessary for the attainment of a meaningful life.
MY BUDDY MAGAZINE
My Buddy is a children's magazine published by the Buds of Promise Missionary Juvenile Society of the Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society. This magazine is biblically based and acts as the Buds Connection to Zion across the world. A magazine for children by children, filled with excitement to draw others to Christ!
Please help the Bud’s of Promise outreach project for 2016 by donating supplies to Lancaster County First Steps. These supplies will help children prepare for kindergarten. This supply bin will be in the vestibule until June 12. All supplies will be collected at Bud’s camp on June 12 at Steele Hill A.M.E. Zion Church. Your support is greatly appreciated. It takes a community to raise a child. Let’s make sure that the children in Lancaster County have the materials they need in order to be successful in their beginning years of learning. Below are various supplies you can purchase at Dollar Tree, Walmart, and other local retailers.
Blunt Child scissors Glue sticks
Large erasers Washable markers
Beginner reader books Sight word flash cards
Folders #2 pencils
Backpacks Number flash cards
ABC flash cards Picture cards
Rhyming word cards Beginner addition and subtraction cards
Kindergarten Language Arts activity book
Kindergarten Math activity book
Dotted lined writing paper
What Does Lancaster County First Steps Do?
First Steps works to accomplish its mission through a state coordinating office and a network of 46 county partnerships, each a private non-profit organization led by a board of early childhood champions. With a modest recurring appropriation of state funding, First Steps leverages cash and in-kind resources at the federal, state and local level to improve services for young children in six (6) strategy areas:
: Children’s development and ability to learn are profoundly impacted by their health.
Family Strengthening: A parent is a child’s first and best teacher.
Early Intervention: Early identification of developmental issues is critical to the well-being of children.
Quality Child Care : Access to high-quality care is a critical component of a child’s healthy development.
Early Education : Quality preschool opportunities set the stage for success in school.
School Transition: Preparing children and parents for a successful transition into kindergarten.
Lancaster County First Steps determines how to spend its funds based on an annual needs and resources assessment and collaboration with community partners to fill gaps in local services for young children and their families. First Steps has proven its impact through strong program and fiscal accountability and independent evaluations – a requirement of its enabling legislation.
All programs that receive funding from First Steps – whether they are operated by a county partnership or a collaborating partner, such as a school district – must adhere to program standards that require programs to be research-based and operated with fidelity; staff who have appropriate qualifications, training, and supervision; services that are comprehensive and coordinated with available community resources; standard assessment instruments that document client outcomes; and programs that target services to children most at risk for not being developmentally ready for school.