2400 N. Croatan Hwy, Suite D PO Box 2539
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
Phone 252-441-0614 Fax 252-441-3580

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.

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 2014 State of the Child Conference ReportSOC Report

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 & 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.


ILibrary 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)

Does your agency have any events to include on the calendar? Register your agency and submit your events.

Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County's Family Resource Guide is available online! (search Family Resource Guide)