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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.

Technical Assistance Specialist Job Description


Parent Education System Coordinator provides professional leadership to support the regional Parent Education System. The PESC will cultivate collaborative efforts with the goal of supporting the sustainability and continued development of a comprehensive continuum of parent education opportunities to maximize positive family outcomes.

Qualified applicants hold an Associate’s Degree in human services or related field, with strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrated organization skills, and experience with community development efforts. Background and knowledge of child development, evidence-based parent education models and early childhood systems is preferred.

Parent Education System Coordinator 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 above 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

Mitchell & Yancey Counties Perinatal Survey Assessment, Fall 2021

Check out the results of the Mitchell and Yancey Counties Perinatal Survey Assessment, completed in 2021. This assessment was done to see what effects the closure of the Labor & Delivery department at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital had on our area. This research was funded by a grant through the AMY Wellness Foundation to Mountain Community Health Partnership, who contracted with the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children.

Play & Learn is on hiatus!

Play and Learn is currently taking a break but will be back soon. Stay tuned for more information. 


Fall / Winter 2021 Newsletter

In this edition:

  • Early Literacy Tips
  • Family Matters
  • Period of Purple Crying & Family Connects
  • What’s Happening

Curbside service available to check out Children’s Resource Library items!

Call our office at 828-682-0047 or 828-733-2899 to learn more about how to check out items from the Children’s Resource Libraries. Click here for the Avery Children’s Resource Library materials list. Click here for the Burnsville Children’s Resource Library materials list.

School is back in session! 

Check out this infographic with helpful tips and hints about navigating school as we come out of the pandemic.

Watch videos on our new YouTube channel

Visit our new YouTube channel to see “Goodnight With Dolly” and watch er read bedtime story, and see Play & Learn Coordinator Kim Hobart with her series Rise & Shine. There are also videos on tips for parents, and fun activities to do at home with kids.

BLOCK Fest® Postponed

BLOCK Fest is a research-based, interactive exhibit that promotes early math and science learning for young children through block play. The BLOCK Fest event in Yancey County has been postponed and will be rescheduled. Thanks for your understanding.