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

BRPFC Board of Directors Meeting 

Zoom meeting – Wednesday, October 25th, 3:00 pm
Contact for more information


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.

Blue Ridge Partnership for Children