• Our Mission:

    To strengthen the capacity of early educators, families, and the community to build a strong foundation for children’s learning and development beginning at birth.
    About Us | Get Involved

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  • Buncombe Pre-K

    If your child will turn 4 by August 31, check out
    Buncombe Pre-K or call 828-419-1030
    o LEARN about pre-k options in Buncombe County
    o APPLY to both Head Start and NC Pre-K with one form
    o CONNECT with other services children might be eligible for: Early Head Start, Child care vouchers, services for children with delays or disabilities, etc.

  • Buncombe Pre-K

    Si su hijo cumplirá 4 años antes del 31 de agosto, visite
    Buncombe Pre-K o llame al 828-419-1030
    o APRENDE sobre las opciones de pre-kínder en el condado de Buncombe
    o APLICAR a Head Start y a NC Pre-K con un solo formulario
    o CONÉCTESE con otros servicios para los que los niños podrían ser elegibles: Early Head Start, vales de cuidado infantil, servicios para niños con retrasos o discapacidades, etc.

  • Детский Сад Округа Банкомб

    Если вашему ребёнку исполнится 4 года до 31 августа, зайдите на сайт
    Buncombe Pre-K или позвоните 828-419-1030
    o УЗНАЙТЕ о вариантах садиков в Округе Банкомб
    o ПОДАЙТЕ ЗАЯВКУ на оба садика в одной форме (Head Start и NC Pre-K)
    o СВЯЖИТЕСЬ с другими сервисами, на которые дети могут иметь право: Ранний Детский Сад, ваучер на Детский Сад, услуги для детей с задержкой развития или инвалидностью и другие.

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We offer family-focused programs that empower parents, promote involvement, and support high quality early education for children of parents and caregivers who are working or attending school.


We offer many forms of support and education to the early childhood community, including brief workshops, training series, intensive technical assistance, and help working towards a degree.


There are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when that child shows up for the first day of kindergarten.

Those days really matter.


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About Buncombe Partnership for Children

The majority of brain development happens during the first 2,000 days—the time between birth and kindergarten–forming the foundation for all future learning. This is why we invest in children from ages birth to 5 years old and their families, caretakers, and educators by partnering with local organizations to:

  • improve the quality of early childhood education;
  • increase access to affordable, high quality early care;
  • expand early literacy opportunities;
  • encourage healthy eating, physical activity, and outdoor play;
  • provide family support.

We value lifelong learning and believe that each child’s first 2,000 days are crucial. Our vision is that every child in our community will reach their fullest potential and be prepared for lifelong success.