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.

The Board of Directors and staff of Partners for Children & Families are pleased to share with you this 2019 Annual Report, which highlights our recent achievements and the local programs we support.






Moore County is a community actively engaged in the development of children.



Partners for Children and Families unites the community to effectively:

support and empower families;

prepare children to succeed in school;

encourage life-long learning;

thereby contributing to the economic vitality of Moore County.



Smart Start is North Carolina's nationally recognized and award-winning early childhood initiative designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed.