There are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when that child begins kindergarten.
Experiences during that time have a lasting impact on later learning, health and success.

With support from NC Smart Start Initiative, Partnership for Children of the Foothills serves McDowell, Polk and Rutherford counties, providing programs for children ages 0-5 and their families in the areas of Child Care, Education and Family Support.

The Partnership for Children builds and sustains relationships with community agencies and service providers, offering creative and unique programs for preschool children and their families, licensed child care centers and family child care homes.

Benefits of the program include:
  • Improved child care quality
  • Affordable care options
  • Increased accessibility
  • Enhanced health education
  • Network of family support services
Read Aloud
A nationwide initiative to improve early literacy by reading aloud 15 minutes per day.
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Dolly Parton Imagination Library
A program that sends free books to children every month until their 5th birthday .
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Annual Report
An in-depth look at our programs and the ways we’re helping the community.
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