Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County is a private, non-profit organization designed to provide programs and services to children and their families in Dare County. Created following a State of the Child Conference in 1994, the organization was charged with focusing on issues brought forward at that conference, and worked to establish the Wright Place for Youth and the Dare County Youth Center. In 1997, the Partnership began administering North Carolina's nationally recognized Smart Start Early Childhood program for Dare County, and today offers a variety of programs and resources to ensure the healthy development of all children from birth to five years of age.
CYP Celebrating 20 Years
In September 2014 Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County celebrated its 20th anniversary by looking back at the last 20 years. Children & Youth Partnership originated in 1994 out of the first State of the Child conference in Dare County and quickly became an important resource for families, child care providers and children in the community. Administering North Carolina's Smart Start program in Dare County, Children and Youth Partnership offers programs ensuring that all children are ready to succeed upon entering school. These programs include Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, Parents as Teachers, Reach Out and Read, Raising a Reader, BabyLinks, and support for early childhood professionals. For more information contact Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County at 252-441-0614.
Be sure to Save the Date for our 8th Annual KidsFest. It will be held on Friday, May 8th from 9:30 to 12:30.
We are currently looking for sponsors and exhibitors for this wonderful event for young children.
If interested please call or email us.
There are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when that child shows up for the first day of Kindergarten.
20 Years of Helping Children in Dare County
New Officers for Children & Youth Partnership
Interested in State of the Children
Supporting Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Conference Considers "Science of the Postive"
Recognized community Researcher to Speak at State of the Child Conference
Exciting Sessions Part of 2014 State of the Child Conference
Midgett Insurance Supports State of the Child Conference
CYP's State of the Child Conference is September 26
Partnership Grant to Support Reach Out and Read Program
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is here! (click here for registration information)
"Connect for Kids" community events calendar! Search the calendar for upcoming family events in Dare County. (Calendar link)
Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County's Family Resource Guide is now available online! (search Family Resource Guide)
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