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The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children is seeking qualified candidates for 4 positions. Each is designed as full-time, offering group health insurance, matching contribution to a 403(b) retirement account, accrued leave time and a family-friendly work environment. Qualified candidates submit cover letter and resume to: Executive Director, BRPFC, PO Box 1387, Burnsville, NC 28714 or email to

The Contracts & Accounting Coordinator will perform a variety of contracting and accounting duties to assist the Fiscal Manager, including reviewing financial reports, assisting with budget preparation and analysis, reconciling accounts, monthly and year-end closing tasks, and assisting with other projects assigned. This position will collaborate with team members throughout the organization. Requires strong nonprofit accounting skills, grant and contract management experience, accurate attention to detail and excellent communication skills. Click here for the full job description. 

The Early Learning Coordinator (ELC) is responsible for planning and implementing 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. Click here for the full job description.

The Blue Ridge Healthy Families Family Support Specialist (FSS) will promote healthy childhood outcomes, the Family Support Specialist (FSS) will provide intensive home visitation services to overburdened expectant parents and parents of newborns in an effort to 1) mitigate maltreatment risk within the family and help them reduce stress factors that could potentially lead to child abuse and neglect; and, 2) increase protective factors within the family that promote healthy childhood outcomes. The FSS will provide services to families enrolling prenatally or at birth, and continue serving families up to five years. Click here for the full job description. 

The Technical Assistance (TA) Specialist will provide professional leadership through consultation with child care facilities across the three-county region to support high quality learning opportunities for young children. Click here for the full job description. 

Child Fest is back!

Join us for Child Fest at Mitchell High School in Ledger, NC on Saturday, April 29, 2023! 

AMY Wee Trade Spring/Summer Consignment Sale!

Spring is in the air! It’s almost time for the AMY Wee Trade Spring/Summer Consignment Sale is happening May 18 – May 20 at the Cross Street Commerce Center. 

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. 



In this edition:

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

Check out the Children’s Resource Libraries!

Stop by or 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.

Watch videos on our new YouTube channel

Visit our new YouTube channel to see tips for parents, and fun activities to do at home with kids.

BLOCK Fest® is back!

BLOCK Fest is scheduled for March 2023 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Burnsville.