The Partnership is a nonprofit organization that provides services, advocates and collaborates with others to insure the wellbeing of children, ages birth to five, so they can reach their health, developmental, and educational potential. We support local families and children through Smart Start, North Carolina's award-winning early childhood initiative.

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  • NC Pre-K
    Lincoln County NC Pre-K is a state funded, community-based North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten program. This program offers high quality educational experiences for eligible 4 year olds and enhances school readiness.

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  • SS Conference
    The National Smart Start Conference is the nation’s largest conference devoted to early education systems and strategies. The conference provides advanced professional development for early education leaders committed to improving the quality of and access to early childhood services for all children ages birth to five. It is intended for professionals who support families.

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  • Community Foundation Run
    Community Foundation Run This is a charity run and you can contribute to a participating non-profit and to the match fund! Come out and walk or run in the 2018 Community Foundation Run on behalf of the Partnership for Children.

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  • Quality Sustainablity
    Quality Sustainability This activity provides financial support to sustain four and five star facilities that meet high quality indicators. In addition, participating facilities receive on-site technical assistance and staff training to sustain high quality.

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  • Reach Out and Read

    What is Reach Out and Read? Reach Out and Read prepares Lincoln and Gaston County's youngest children for success in school by partnering with doctors who will prescribe books and encourage families to read together.

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  • Smart Start
    Smart Start was created in 1993 as a solution to a problem: children were coming to school unprepared to learn. It is a network of 76 nonprofit local partnerships led by The North Carolina Partnership for Children.

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  • Triple P
    Triple P is a program that teaches parents developmentally appropriate parenting practices that support positive parent/child interactions. It serves as a centralized source of support for parents of children ages birth through five. Click below and learn more about this program today!

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  • Lincoln Coalition
    The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse . is a citizen-based organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect in all forms and providing intervention and treatment when children become victims.

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    Partnership Board Recognizes Key Players in the Community for February 2018

    We are thrilled to announce our key players in the community for February 2018. The following individuals and child care centers were recognized earlier this month by the Partnership's Board of Directors:


    Anastasia Denaux was recognized for receiving her Master's Degree in Education from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro.
    Pictured: Michael Linker (Partnership Executive Director), Anastasia and her husband Charlie, and Sarah Miller (Partnership Board Chair)

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