Services for Families & Young Children


Blue Ridge Healthy Families

Blue Ridge Healthy Families provides intensive home-visiting service for families with newborns designed to increase protective factors and promote healthy childhood outcomes. To learn more call (828) 682-0047 or (828) 682-5091.

Yancey Alliance for Children

Through the collective efforts of an inspired community, we seek to ensure the availability and affordability of health, education, and parent support services that prepare our young children for school and future Life success. Click here to learn more.

Contracted Services for Children, Families & Educators

Child Care Subsidies

Child Care Subsidies assist families with the costs of high-quality child care. For more info, call Avery DSS at (828) 733-8230; Mitchell DSS (828) 688-2175, ext 306; or Yancey DSS at (828) 682-6148, ext 243.


Preschool Scholarships

Preschool Scholarships offer financial support for eligible families to attend high-quality part-day preschool program. For more info, call Church Street Preschool at (828) 682-4979, or Children’s Garden at (828) 675-5303.



SCOTTIE Bus is a mobile Pre-K classroom with a state endorsed Pre-K literacy program offered to children three and four years old that are not enrolled in a Pre-K program. Call Avery County Schools (828) 733-6006.


Transportation Services

Transportation Services assist with transportation to child care, medical appointments and other human service agencies. Avery (828) 733-0005; Mitchell (828) 688-4715; Yancey (828) 682-6144.



WAGE$® offers supplements for teachers to support increased college coursework in child development. To learn more, call (919) 967-3272.


Circle of Parents®

Circle of Parents® is a group led by parents that supports anyone in a caregiving role who wants a safe and friendly place to share ideas and resources around the challenges of raising healthy, successful children. For more informtaion call 828-284-2287 or email