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.

Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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 Origins

Partners for Children & Families was officially formed in 1998 and is part of a network of 77 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.

Since 1998, Partners for Children & Families has:

  • Disbursed over $20 million in Smart Start funds
  • Expended nearly $2 million in federal funds
  • Received over $3 million in local contributions
  • Partnered with over 60 area organizations
  • Made possible over 50 different programs for young children and their families in Moore County.

Our Funding Partners

In addition to Smart Start funded projects, PfCF also administers a variety of federal grants and projects supported by local donors. Special thanks to our past and current funding partners!