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.
‘Tis the Season of Giving and what better gift to give a child than a lifelong love of books, reading, and learning! You can help support this gift to local children by donating to the Imagination Library program of the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children. Click DONATE below to donate securely online and be a part of our ongoing efforts to build strong foundations and a love of learning for our youngest residents.
The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children is seeking qualified candidates:
Technical Assistance Specialist full-time position with benefits to provide consultation with child care facilities across the 3-county region to support high quality learning opportunities for young children.
Qualified applicants hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or a related field, with three to five years’ experience in early care and education field or a related setting. Level 11 certification from the NC Institute for Child Development Professionals will be required to obtain the TA Practitioner Endorsement. Working knowledge of NC’s child care regulations and NC Foundations of Early Learning and Development is needed. Demonstrated competency in the use of assessment tools of classroom quality such as environmental rating scales and others is necessary.
Our Response to the Current Surge of COVID-19
The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children has come to the difficult decision to keep our offices closed to the public until after Labor Day due to the recent surge of COVID-19. Curbside service for the Children’s Resource Libraries is still available and we are glad to assist with contactless check out of items. Our outdoor Play and Learn sessions continue and the offices are typically staffed from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Thanks for helping us keep our staff and families safe!
BRPFC Board of Directors
Virtual Meeting • February 23, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Contact Director@BRPartnershipForChildren.org for access information
$10,000 grant for child care workers
We are pleased to announce the award of a grant from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s Emergency and Disaster Response Fund. Their support will provide local child care staff financial stipends in recognition and appreciation for what they’re doing for our community. People who work in health care, emergency response, law enforcement, grocery stores and other essential services rely on quality, safe child care for their children while they are at work. We salute all the child care centers in our community and offer our heartfelt appreciation to the directors, teachers and staff doing such a wonderful job during this time. Thank you all so very much!
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 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!!