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We’re Hiring! 

The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children is seeking qualified candidates for 2 positions. Each is designed as full-time, with group health insurance and retirement benefits available. 

Blue Ridge Healthy Families – Family Support Specialist provides intensive home visitation services to expectant parents and families of newborns in Buncombe and Madison counties to promote healthy childhood outcomes. Using the evidence-based Healthy Families America model, the two 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 minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent; preferred Bachelor of social Work or other related field, with experience working with or providing services to families and young children. The positions work remotely, and complete in-home visits with families in Buncombe and Madison counties. Use this link to see the full job description.


Parent Education System Coordinator leads the 3-county system through building relationships, supporting session facilitators with scheduling and family engagement, and managing usage and evaluation data collection. Qualified applicants hold an Associate’s Degree in Human Services or a related field, with experience working with families and community development projects. The position is based in the Newland Partnership for Children office, with travel across Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey counties for community events and meetings. Use this link to see the full job description.

Interested candidates should review the full job descriptions 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


Play & Learn Schedule!


Tuesday: Spruce Pine Public Library, 9:30 am 

Wednesday: 10:00 am – 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at Riverside Park in Spruce Pine, 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at Tate Evans Park – Banner Elk. 10:00 am – Yancey County Public Library in Burnsville.

Thursday:  9:30 am – Avery Morrison Public Library   

Friday:  Mitchell County Public Library in Bakersville – 9:30 am 

Click here to register online or register in person at Play and Learn. 


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.

AMY Wee Trade Fall/Winter Consignment Sale!

It’s never too early to clean out the closets and begin inventory into the AMY Wee Trade sale system for the Fall/Winter sale. The system will be open soon! The Fall/Winter sale happens October 3 – 5, 2024 at the Cross Street Commerce Center. 


In this edition:

  • Early Literacy Tips
  • Child Care Resource and Referral
  • Children’s Resource Libraries
  • Family Matters
  • Home Visiting with Blue Ridge Healthy Families
  • Play and Learn
  • What’s Happening

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.