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.

Visit our Facebook page and YouTube channel!

Our Response to COVID-19

As part of our community response to preventing the spread of Coronavirus, Blue Ridge Partnership for Children’s offices are currently closed. We continue to provide important services for children and families in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties – our staff are working remotely and are accessible by email and phone at 828-682-0047 or 828-733-2899.

We are pleased to announce that with support from The Community Foundation of WNC’s Emergency and Disaster Response Fund, we are investing $10,000 to directly benefit staff caring for children of essential employees in locally licensed centers.

Visit us on Facebook and YouTube, and feel free to email us directly. We look forward to opening our offices & libraries, and coming together again with all the great people in our wonderful mountain community!

BRPFC Board of Directors
Virtual Meeting • June 23, 2021 at 3:30 pm
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Latest News

$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!

“Goodnight with BRPFC” on our new YouTube channel!

We enjoyed “Goodnight with Dolly” so much, we’ve decided to do a bedtime story series of our own! Join us on the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm for “Goodnight with the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children,” as a local community leader reads one of their favorite Imagination Library books. Check out Michelle South and her daughter Timber, reading “Good Morning Farm Friends” and Bruce Ikard from WTOE reading Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors”. Visit our new Blue Ridge Partnership for Children YouTube Channel to see “Goodnight with BRPFC” and many other great videos for kids, families, and parents. There are also Rise & Shine activities based on that month’s selection to do with your child. 

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

Returning in August 2021 

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