Alamance Partnership for Children
All children arrive at school happy, healthy, and ready for success in school and life
To help every young child grow, learn, and thrive.
What is the Alamance Partnership for Children?
The Alamance Partnership for Children is a non-profit organization serving children and families in Alamance County. The Partnership administers Smart Start and NC Pre-Kindergarten funds, an early childhood initiative designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed.
Why Smart Start?
The earliest years of childhood are critical. Experiences during this time literally shape the structure of the brain. Because today's children are tomorrow's leaders, parents and workers, everyone has a stake in making sure that all children have the experiences they need to thrive. Smart Start brings together all the people involved in a young child's life-families, teachers, doctors, caregivers, social workers and many others- to ensure every child has all they need for healthy growth and development. To learn more, visit the North Carolina Partnership for Children.
APC Board of Directors 2016-2017:
*Rachel Blunk (Treasurer) – Attorney, Sharpless-Stavola
Angela Bost - Alamance-Burlington School Systems
Eddie Boswell - Alamance County Commissioner
Chris Clemmons – Vice President, Carolina Bank
Lindsay Conrad- Associate Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
Brittany Graybeal- Women's Resource Center Alamance County
Lisa Lippert- Neonatal Discharge Coordinator, Alamance Regional Medical Center
Christy McCawley- Director, Hawfields Presbyterian Child Care and Development Center
*Dr. Kristen Moffitt (Vice Chair)– Pediatrician, Burlington Pediatrics
Randy Perkins- President, Prime Personnel Resources
Nikki Ratliff- Burlington Housing Authority
Stacie Saunders - Director, Alamance County Health Department
Jeffrey Smythe (Secretary)- Chief, Burlington Police Department
Jean Rattigan-Rohr- Director of Center for Access & Success, Elon University
*Ron Waters (Board Chair)- Sandvik
M.J. Wilkerson-Director, Alamance Public Libraries
*Executive Committee Members
Board Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at noon in the Cotton Conference Room at the Alamance Partnership for Children. These meetings are open to the public. Should you have an interest in attending, please contact the Partnership at 336.513.0063.
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2017 Holiday Honor Cards
Honor Cards are the perfect gift for that person on your list who has everything.
Each card will honor a person of your choice with the gift of literacy. For a full year, your gift provides an age-appropriate book each month to a preschool child in Alamance County from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
The 2017 Holiday Honor Cards are available for purchase here.
Alamance Partnership for Children Board of Directors Application
The Alamance County Partnership for Children is currently recruting for new Board members. We are a local agency that administers Smart Start funding with a mission to help every young child grow, learn, and thrive. This non-profit organization, led by local volunteers, is charged with designing and implementing programs and services for children birth to five and their families.
Board members help educate the community on the critical needs of young children and develop solutions to address these needs. Board members also have fiduciary and programmatic responsibility over all operations of the Partnership.
The Board membership consists of representatives from local government, human service agencies, parents of children birth to five, and the business/community-at-large.
Monthly board meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. and include lunch.
If you have an interest in the children of Alamance County and would like to serve on the Partnership for Children Board, please contact the Partnership office at 336.513.0063 or download an application below.
Friday, November 17th 9:30am- NC Pre-K Committee Meeting- Cotton Conference Room
Monday, November 20th-noon- Community Outreach Meeting- Alamance Partnership for Children Conference Room
Wednesday, December 13th, noon-Board of Directors Meeting- Cotton Conference Room
Request for Applications-Early Childhood trainers/presenters
The Partnership is soliciting applications for early childhood trainers/presenters in order to develop the Partnership’s annual child care provider training schedule. This schedule runs through the Partnership’s fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018. Applications can be submitted to Tamatha Kohler, Program Director at tkohler@alamance children.org
NC Pre-K Applications for 2017-2018
If you are a parent interested in the NC Pre-Kindergarten Program, please click here to go to the NC Pre-K page of this website to find detailed information and a link to the 2017-2018 application in both English & Spanish.
Professional Development Lending Library
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is now available to all young children in Alamance County
Child Care Services Association Child Care in Alamance County Fact Sheet: 2017.