Health Information for Region A child care professionals

Dear Child care/Pre-k Professionals,

We appreciate your dedication to the children of our region and understand that these are incredibly challenging times.  We also know that many of you may have had to close your doors to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Virus and that closing also causes many additional worries for you. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

As you know, information concerning COVID-19 is updated by the hour. Please bookmark the following sites for information:

NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS)

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Our Smart Start Child Care Health Consultants and Training Staff are available to you by phone and e-mail in the event that you are continuing to operate and have health related questions. 

Child Care Health Consultants

Smart Start Quality Enhancement Specialist

Please do not hesitate to contact our office for any additional information.  We appreciate your dedication and service to children and families, especially during this very difficult time.

Thank you


Janice M. Edgerton
Executive Director
Region A Partnership for Children
116 Jackson St
Sylva, NC 28779
828 586-0661