The Blue Ridge Partnership for Children is an independent, nonprofit organization, with a Board of Directors made up of community members from all three counties. The Board determines how best to invest local Smart Start funding to support programs designed to address community concerns in early care and education,  the health of young children, and services for their families.   

Two locations serving Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties.

  • 392 East Main Street / PO Box 1387, Burnsville, NC 28714, Phone: 828.682.0047 / Fax: 828.682.7987
  • 215 Pineola Street / PO Box 1455, Newland, NC 28657, Phone: 828.733.2899 / Fax: 828.733.9122


Jennifer Simpson, Executive Director

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  •  What is the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children?


  • Blue Ridge Child Care Resource & Referral Information: