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We’re hiring!

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. 

Technical Assistance Specialist complete job description.



Responding to the current COVID-19 Surge

We have come to the difficult decision to keep our offices closed to the public until after the new year 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. Please contact us at (828) 682-0047 in Burnsville or (828) 733-2899 in Newland for more information about contactless check out. Our offices are typically staffed from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. Thanks for helping us keep our staff and families safe!

AMY Wee Trade Spring/Summer Children’s Consignment Sale

The next AMY Wee Trade Children’s Consignment Sale is scheduled for May 19-21, 2022 at the Cross Street Commerce Center. For more information on the sale please visit the AMY Wee Trade page of our website. Proceeds benefit the Imagination Library. 

Play & Learn is Zooming into Winter and the tote exchange is back!

Winter Play & Learn begins January 11th with the tote exchange and continues through March 10th and there is something for everyone!  Weekly Zoom Play & Learns begin Thursday, January 13th at 10:00 am on Thursday through April 14th. You can participate in one or both of these fun Play & Learn offerings and join anytime. For more information, contact Ms. Kim at You can also contact her on Facebook Messenger.

The Yancey Play and Learn sessions begin again on Monday, January 24th at 10:00 am. All Yancey Play and Learn sessions are outside at the Yancey County Library so please dress appropriately. For more information on the Yancey group, contact Ms. Mari at   


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.