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About Us

We are building brighter futures for young children in Moore County.

To ensure a prosperous future for Moore County, we must attend to the needs of children today. All children's brains are constructed through an ongoing process that begins before birth and continues into adulthood. Like the construction of a home, the building process begins with laying the foundation, framing the rooms and wiring the electrical system in a predictable sequence. A strong foundation in the early years increases the probability of positive outcomes later in life.

Partners for Children & Families is working diligently to bring together all the people involved in a young child's life to help build this strong foundation. By improving access to high quality, affordable early childhood programs, ensuring children are safe and healthy, and connecting families with the supports they need, Partners for Children & Families is making a promise to help build brighter futures for all of the children in our lives.

Mission Statement

Partners for Children and Families unites the community to effectively: support and empower families, prepare children to succeed in school, and encourage life-long learning thereby contributing to the economic vitality of Moore County.

Our Origin

Partners for Children & Families was formed in 1994 and is part of a network of 74 nonprofit organizations supported by The North Carolina Partnership for Children. Each year, PfCF receives allocations from the North Carolina state legislature to address the needs of young children up to five years of age. The PfCF Board of Directors, in conjunction with the state Smart Start office, uses these funds to award annual grants for programs aligned with Smart Start’s vision to ensure that every child has all they need for healthy growth and development.


We sponsor [17] evidence-based programs improving the lives of Moore County’s young children.

  • We fund the child care subsidy and NC Pre-K programs in Moore County.

  • We maintain an early childhood resource library for parents and child care workers, and operate Moore County’s Playmobile.

  • We provide training and technical assistance to child care directors and instructors across the County.

  • We sponsor reading programs for families with young children including the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Motheread/Fatheread, and the Summer Reading Stations.

  • We subsidize over 10,000 healthy meals and snacks per month for children in child care homes.

  • Through our WAGE$ program we provide semi-annual $1,000 bonuses to child care workers.​

Our Vision is for Moore County to be a community actively engaged in the development of children.

The North Carolina Partnership for Children 

In 1993, The North Carolina Partnership for Children was created to lead Smart Start. Today, 75 partnerships use public and private funds to serve all 100 counties.


Each partnership is an independent, nonprofit organization. To understand how the county’s children are faring, local partnerships use independent data from state and federal sources to assess child-well being. This snapshot identifies in which areas the county’s children are doing well and in which areas attention is needed. Partnerships then use this information to bring together families, teachers, doctors, dentists, libraries, schools, and many others to better meet children’s needs. As a result, each partnership offers different Smart Start programs and services, depending on local needs

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