The majority of brain development happens during the First 2,000 days between birth and kindergarten, forming the foundation for all future learning. This is why we invest in children ages 0-5, and their families, by partnering with local organizations to provide programs that:
- improve the quality of early childhood education;
- increase access to affordable, high quality early care;
- expand early literacy opportunities; and
- provide family support.
Our vision is that every child in our community will reach their fullest potential and be prepared for lifelong success.
Because today‘s children are tomorrow’s leaders, parents, and workers, everyone has a stake in making sure that all of Buncombe’s children have what they need to thrive.
Buncombe Partnership for Children’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of educators, families, and the community to build a strong foundation for children’s learning and development beginning at birth. We value lifelong learning and believe that each child’s first 2,000 days are crucial to success in life.
We are a member of the Smart Start Network.
Smart Start was created in 1993 as an innovative solution to a problem: Children were coming to school unprepared to learn. Policymakers recognized that progress would require tapping into the same innovative spirit that inspired private sector advances, and therefore, established Smart Start as a public/private partnership. Independent, private organizations work in all 100 North Carolina counties through The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc., and 75 Local Partnerships, including Buncombe Partnership for Children. The power of Smart Start is that it delivers outcomes by giving communities local control to determine the best approach to achieving them.
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2229 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28804