Blue Ridge Partnership for Children

Welcome to the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children! We serve families, children & parents in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties. We encourage you to take advantage of all the great resources, training sessions, and special events we offer each year.

Parent Education System Collaborative funding granted

The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children was recently awarded $180,000 through The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) to continue its work on creating a regional solution for supporting families who want to strengthen their parenting skills through educational classes. Our goal, with this funding, is to build a full continuum of information, education, and support for parents and caregivers across our region. When parents get the support they need, they have more capacity to give their children positive, nurturing care — even in tough moments. This matters because interactions like these make for capable brains that can confidently take on learning tasks. Read more

The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children is seeking qualified candidates for 4 positions. Each is designed as full-time, offering group health insurance, matching contributions to a 403(b) retirement account, accrued leave time, and a family-friendly work environment. Qualified candidates submit cover letter and resume to: Executive Director, BRPFC, PO Box 1387, Burnsville, NC 28714 or email to 

The Blue Ridge Healthy Families Family Support Specialist will promote healthy childhood outcomes, the Family Support Specialist (FSS) will provide intensive home visitation services to overburdened expectant parents and parents of newborns in an effort to 1) mitigate maltreatment risk within the family and help them reduce stress factors that could potentially lead to child abuse and neglect; and, 2) increase protective factors within the family that promote healthy childhood outcomes. The FSS will provide services to families enrolling prenatally or at birth, and continue serving families up to five years. Click here for the full job description.

The Early Learning Coordinator (ELC) is responsible for planning and implementing community-based Play & Learn groups for children not enrolled in child care, using the Kaleidoscope model. Sessions model for parents and caregivers how to leverage children’s play interests to support their skill development. Click here for the full job description.

The Contracts & Accounting Coordinator will perform a variety of contracting and accounting duties to assist the Fiscal Manager, including reviewing financial reports, assisting with budget preparation and analysis, reconciling accounts, monthly and year-end closing tasks, and assisting with other projects assigned. This position will collaborate with team members throughout the organization. Requires strong nonprofit accounting skills, grant and contract management experience, accurate attention to detail and excellent communication skills. Click here for the full job description. 

The Technical Assistance (TA) Specialist will provide professional leadership through consultation with child care facilities across the three-county region to support high quality learning opportunities for young children. Click here for the full job description.

BRPFC Board of Directors Meeting 

Virtual Meeting • April 26, 2023, at 3:00 pm
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Latest News

Imagination Library

Country music superstar and mountain native Dolly Parton and the Dollywood Foundation created the Imagination Library to send a new book each month to every child under the age of six. The books and the delivery are entirely free, no cost to parents.

The Most Important Time in a Child’s Life

The first 2,000 days (five-and-a-half years) of a person’s life repsent the single most important time in their development. It’s when a baby’s brain is creating the connections for learning, and sets the path they will walk for the rest their lives. That’s why we offer great programs like Play & Learn and Family Resource Libraries to stimulate young children’s curiosity, social skills, and critical early learning.

Taste of the Blue Ridge

Taste of the Blue Ridge is our annual fundraiser where the community comes together to have fun while supporting services for kids and local families! Enjoy great food & beverages, play games, and bid on amazing auction packages. All of the proceeds from the night support programs offered by the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children in our tri-county region. All funds raised here, stay here!!

Blue Ridge Partnership for Children