The Iredell County Partnership for Young Children

is a local non-profit agency that believes every child, age birth to five years old, is important and can succeed in school and in life. We are committed to working with community partners to have systems and programs that support families and the child care workforce.

The Iredell County Partnership for Young Children…

  • administers Smart Start and NC Pre-kindergarten funds to support programs to benefit children age 0-5 years and their families.

  • is a catalyst for bringing different groups together for the sake of the children.

  • educates the community on the critical needs of young children and helps develop solutions.


All children in Iredell County enter kindergarten healthy and ready to succeed.


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A wondrous collection of educational toys, books and materials that can open the world of discovery for young children, age birth through five years.

Professional Development

Nothing has a greater impact on the quality of care for young children than the education of the child care provider.

NC Pre-K

NC Pre-K is North Carolina’s state funded pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds that promotes school readiness.

Parents as Teachers

We know that parents are a child’s first and most important teacher.

Quality Support Services

The Quality Support Specialists (QSS) provide technical assistance, coaching, partnership connections, and educational opportunities to staff.