Welcome to the new home of the Region A Partnership for Children! We're celebrating 25 years in partnership with families and community leaders throughout the seven westernmost counties of North Carolina - creating opportunities during the earliest years of life for each child to grow and learn and achieve his or her greatest potential in life. Over the next few weeks we will be developing our new site to share with you exciting resources, news, and opportunities from around our region. We also invite you to share your stories with us. Don't forget to bookmark our web page, subscribe to our calendar below, and like us on your Facebook page. Keep checking back often for updated information. We welcome you to get more involved as we share with you in partnership to improve the lives of children and families in our community. Thank you for visiting. Together We Bloom and Grow!


A message from our Executive Director…

“There is no greater power than a community discovering what it cares about.”
I love this quote from Margaret J. Wheatley from her book,Turning to One Another. These words are certainly descriptive of the growth over the past 25 years of the commitment and dedication among community leaders in western North Carolina, as they have embraced the importance of care and support for young children and their families and the critical role of learning during the First 2000 Days. Region A Partnership for Children and our partners ask, “What is possible?” not “What’s wrong?” and we keep asking about possibilities to build on the success of each child, family, and on every partner’s contribution to our work. In this way we continue to learn more about how we can share in new connections, new solutions, and greater opportunities for all children. We are honored and proud to celebrate 25 years in partnership with the statewide Smart Start Initiative. We prepare more children for success in school each year in high quality NC Pre-K classrooms each year. We welcome you to continue to build on 25 years of success with the Region A Partnership for Children and our many partners who make it possible for us to envision a community where children achieve their greatest potential. ~Janice M Edgerton