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.

The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children is seeking qualified candidates for 3 positions. Each is designed as full-time, with group health insurance and retirement benefits available:

Technical Assistance Specialist provides 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.

TA Specialist Job Description


Blue Ridge Healthy Families — Family Support Specialist provides intensive home visitation services to expectant parents and families of newborns in Buncombe County to promote healthy childhood outcomes. Using the evidence-based Healthy Families America mode, the FSS will support families to increase protective factors, reduce stress factors and mitigate maltreatment risks. Families are enrolled prenatally or at birth, and the FSS may continue to serve families for up to five years. 

Qualified applicants hold a bachelor’s degree in social work or other human service field; with experience working with or providing services to families and young children. Candidates with the Infant Mental Health Associate or Specialist Endorsement level are preferred. The ability to establish trusting relationships, accepting individual differences, with experience and willingness to work with culturally diverse populations is critical, with knowledge of infant and child development, and an openness to reflective practice. Valuable attributes include close attention to detail, and strong communication skills – both written and verbal in relative situations, with the ability to diffuse difficult encounters. 

Preferred candidates will have experience working with the identified target population of BIPOC communities in urban settings. 

Valid NC driver’s license is required.

Position is based in Buncombe County with remote office hours and in-person home visitation.

Blue Ridge Healthy Families Family Support Specialist job description


Early Learning Coordinator plans and facilitates 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.

Qualified applicants hold an Associate’s Degree, preferably in Early Childhood Education or a related field (BA preferred), with experience as an early childhood educator. Additional experience as a parent educator or with facilitating parent groups is ideal. Knowledge of early childhood development and developmentally appropriate practices is necessary.

Early Learning Coordinator Job Description

Interested candidates should review the full job descriptions listed under the Latest News page of our website for a complete listing of qualifications and position responsibilities.

Qualified candidates submit cover letter and resume to: Executive Director, BRPFC, PO Box 1387, Burnsville, NC 28714 or email to 

Our offices are open!

The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children offices and our Children’s Resource Libraries (CRL) have reopened! Curbside service to check out resources from the CRL is still available upon request and masks are optional but welcome. 

BRPFC Board of Directors
Virtual Meeting • October 26, 2022 at 3:00 pm
Contact for access 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.

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