About Us

The Region A Partnership for Children is:

The non-profit organization that administers North Carolina’s Smart Start and NC Pre-K initiatives in the seven western-most counties and on the Qualla Boundary. The overall goal of the Partnership is to ensure that all children arrive at school healthy and prepared to succeed. The mission of the RAPC is to improve the quality of life for young children and families in western North Carolina by encouraging advocacy and collaboration and funding services that focus on prevention and early intervention. Our services are made possible through the support and dedication of partners such as the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC). Partners like CFWNC are an integral part of our organization for whom we are forever grateful. The Region A Partnership for Children (RAPC) encourages our staff and providers to share best-practices, tips, and other helpful information with one another and the families we serve.  Information sharing is an integral part of growing our services and strengthening our programs to better serve our region.

Our Mission

The mission of the RAPC is to improve the quality of life for young children and families in western North Carolina by encouraging advocacy and collaboration and funding services that focus on prevention and early intervention.

Our RAPC Vision:

Witness the Miracle… A nurturing community…a loving family…a smiling child.