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.

Apply for NC Pre-K

The NC Pre-K program provides FREE high-quality pre-kindergarten education for families who qualify. The NC Pre-K classrooms are offered at participating Cumberland County Schools, Head Start programs, and licensed four and five-star private centers. Space is limited and you can apply online today!

Free Diapers for Families who Qualify

Each month, in collaboration with the Diaper Bank of North Carolina, we are able to provide FREE diapers for families who qualify. See when our next distribution is and sign up!

Free Books through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails FREE books to children from birth until they turn 5, no matter their family’s income. We work with the United Way of Cumberland County to ensure children develop a love of reading. Build your child’s book collection by signing up today.

COVID Resource: Family Fun Activities at Home

Many families with young children are staying home, keeping their families safe and healthy. Here are a number of activities for you to do with your little ones that are both fun and educational.

COVID Support For Families and Caregivers

We know this is a scary time for families and children. Our goal is to provide you with updated information, resources, and referrals.

COVID Support For Child Care Providers

We are committed to providing updated information and resources to licensed Childcare providers in our community.

We know this is a difficult time for all of us, and answers are in short supply. But we want you to know that we are still here, working to ensure you have the support you need.

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

Recent Blog Posts

65 Life Skills to Teach Kids at Every Age

3/27/20 – By Jody Mercier We were about half a day into the great pandemic-induced homeschool experiment of 2020 when I lost my cool for the first time. With a full-time work schedule for my husband and myself, plus three kids to teach, how exactly were we going to manage? I worried about workspace, bandwidth (both our Wi-Fi […]

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Local Nonprofit Participates in State-Wide Program to Help Local Child Care Providers

For Immediate ReleaseMedia Contact: Sharon Moyer Partnership for Children of Cumberland County, Inc., part of the state-wide Smart Start network, is supporting family child care directors in order to ensure critical access to child care. In September, there were more than 1,300 family child care homes in North Carolina, serving almost 8,700 children. Smart Start is helping these providers […]

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13 hours ago

Thank you to our first NC Pre-K Application Day Drive-Thru event volunteers from Brite Shining Star Child Development and Learning Center (McNeill Family, Owners & Operators) and Action Pathways Inc. Head Start. We love the opportunity to connect the community with providers and we appreciate you for giving of your time today. #ncprek #applicationdays #earlyeducation #solidfoundation #equaleducation #communityproviders ... See MoreSee Less
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16 hours ago

NC Pre-K Application Day is happening now! Join us at the Partnership Family Resource Center today until 11am and staff will walk you through the process. We are here to help. #NCPreK #ApplyToday #EducationalSuccess #pfcservesallfamilies ... See MoreSee Less
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