Parent Resources

  • Child Care Connections
    Aids families in their search for a quality child care environment that meets their individual needs; they assist child care providers in maintaining or increasing the quality of the care given; and serve the community as a resource for distributing data and information regarding early childhood issues. Visit their website:, or call at (704) 922-5206.

  • North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education
     makes every effort to provide information parents need to make the best possible child care choices. The Division records a variety of information on regulated facilities that you might find useful in your search, including: 
         -Star rated license information
         -Sanitation Scores
         -Complaint Investigations
         -Visits made by Division staff
         -Any admistrative actions taken
    Visit the DCDEE website:

  • Gaston County Schools
    For general school information, visit: 
    To find the Gaston County NC Pre-K application and information, click here.

  • Lincoln County Schools
    For general school information, visit:
    To find the Lincoln County NC Pre-K application and information, click here.

  • Safe Kids Gaston County
  • Safe Kids Lincoln County -
    Find upcoming events and important child safety tips and articles by visiting the Gaston and Lincoln Safe Kids Facebook pages above. 

  • Smart Start -
    Smart Start Mission: Advance a high quality, comprehensive, accountable system of care and education for each child beginning with a healthy birth.

    Zero to Three Mission: To ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life

  • First 2000 Days
    There are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when he or she will begin kindergarten. During that time, brain architecture is forming and creating the foundation for all future learning. The First 2,000 Days is an initiative of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation. NCECF is raising awareness about how children's earliest years have a lasting impact on later learning, health, and success and calls attention to how these issues impact our national security, safety, and economic well-being.

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Contact Us

  • 704-922-0900
  • Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties
  • 120 Roechling Street
    Dallas, NC 28034
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