We provide resources, support, and programs that Empower Families, Advances the Well-being of Children and Strengthens the Early Care and Education System in our community.

Lets Get Enrolled in Pre-K

Let’s Get Enrolled is connected to several Pre-Kindergarten programs, including NC Pre-K and Title 1. Space is limited. Apply online!

No-Cost In-Home Nurse Visits for Newborns

Babies don’t come with an instruction manual… Family Connects can help! Nurse visits are available to families with newborns up to 12 weeks old living in Cumberland, Hoke, or Robeson Counties and at no cost to families.

Play & Learn Groups for Children up to 5 Years

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn© groups help families prepare their children from birth to five for success in school and life through play. Sign-up today!

Support Children and Families in Our Community

Families need support in various ways. From visiting families with newborns in their homes to helping parents make an informed decision on a child care provider, we are here to meet our community’s needs.

When you support the Partnership for Children, you are investing in our community’s future: more than 16,000 children and families per year are impacted by the services and programs offered through our Partnership. Every family deserves the opportunity for a happy, healthy, and prosperous future.

Little Land - February 15, 2025

Little Land is a marvelous land where young children can let their BIG imaginations run wild. Families can connect, play, learn about resources in our community, see costumed characters, pose for photos, shop our vendors, and much more!

Find Convenient Local Child Care

We offer free, unbiased referrals for families in Aberdeen, Fayetteville, Laurinburg, Lumberton, Raeford, Rockingham, Southern Pines, Troy, Wadesboro, and the surrounding areas (Anson, Cumberland, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, and Scotland counties).

What We Provide

Resources for Families

We understand that parenting is the hardest job you will ever love. We know you want the best for your child and so do we. That is why we are here to provide Fayetteville area families with support through referrals, resources, and subsidies.

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Child Care Provider Resources

Our Child Care Resource & Referral services are among the region’s leading organizations for supporting the quality enhancement, professional development, and higher education of the region’s early care and education and school-age child care programs and professionals.

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Community Programs

We partner with our community by offering shared services that anyone can use. We offer conference room reservations, office space rentals, and data management, accounting, and information technology services.

Operational Services Community Connections

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Supporting families with newborns

Partnership for Children of Cumberland County began as a pioneer program under Smart Start, which the North Carolina legislature and former Gov. James B. Hunt established as a public-private initiative in 1993.

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