• Coat Drive

    Coat Drive

    Cabarrus Partnership for Children's Cuddle Up Coat Drive provides winter coats, gloves, hats, and other clothing items to over 500 children in Cabarrus County each year.

    We are collecting:

    • New/VERY gently loved children's coats, sizes 12 months to size 10
    • Preschool sized gloves and hats
    • NEW packages of preschool sized socks and underwear
    • Kohl's Cash and gift cards
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  • Proposals Requested for 2019-20 and 2020-21

    Cabarrus Partnership for Children is seeking proposals for funding for fiscal years 2019-20 and 2020 and 21.

    Smart Start is North Carolina’s nationally recognized and award-winning early childhood initiative designed to ensure that every young child living in North Carolina enters school healthy and ready to succeed. The Cabarrus County Partnership for Children is the local non-profit organization that administers Smart Start funds in Cabarrus County. We collaborate with existing programs and support the creation of new ones to measurably strengthen families and improve the lives of children.

    The Cabarrus County Partnership for Children (hereinafter referred to as the “Local Partnership”) is soliciting proposals to establish a contract through a competitive process. The purpose of this Request for Application/Proposals (RFA/RFP) is to acquire the services of qualified programs (hereinafter referred to as the “Contractor”) to support our local community with evidence-based or evidence-informed services for children birth to five and their families.

    Purpose of the Request
    Experiences during early childhood literally shape the structure of the brain. Because today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders everyone has a stake in making sure that all children have the experiences they need to thrive. Providing support to the programs and people who are involved in a young child’s life—families, teachers, doctors, caregivers, social workers, and many others is a way to ensure every child has all they need for healthy growth and development.

    The Local Partnership is seeking proposals from programs that are interested in providing services that support the quality and availability of early childhood services that address the needs of children from birth to age five, their families and/or caregivers specifically around the Local Partnership’s priorities of substance use, mental health, and obesity.

    Priorities are based on the following community-based needs:

    • Early Care and Education – Quality and Early Care and Education – Workforce: Increasing the quality of infant/toddler early care and education. (Roughly 38% of our County’s infants and toddlers do NOT receive high quality early care.)
    • Family Support - Family-focused programs that improve parenting and promote involvement. Some ways these can help ensure children’s success are: parent education programs that give parents tools to increase their knowledge of early childhood development and positive parenting practices, as well as home visiting programs to help new parents and parents-to-be by providing education, information and resources.
    • Health - Increasing prenatal and infant/toddler access to healthcare and working with providers, health departments, families, and communities to improve the health and safety for young children (19% of children in Cabarrus County enrolled in Medicaid are NOT receiving well-child visits), increase healthy weight (34% of Cabarrus children are NOT at a healthy weight), and ensure that more children are screened for developmental delays and referred to services for help before they start school.

    Application Deadline


    Applications that are hand-delivered by applicants, couriers, by overnight/express mail couriers, or other representatives of the applicant must be received on, or before, the due date listed. Applications must be delivered between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) and delivered to:

    Cabarrus County Partnership for Children
    Attn: Lauren Westin
    1307 South Cannon Boulevard
    Kannapolis, NC 28083


    RFP - General Information and Requirements

    RFP Application FY 19-21

    Logic Models and Budgets

    Supplemental Documents

    Proposal Review Rubric

    Activities in Revised Smart Start EB/EI Ratings (rev. 9/19/18)

    EB/EI Programs and Practices

    Smart Start Cost Principles (rev. 7/1/18)

    SS Program Match Manual


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  • Luncheon Recap

    Luncheon Recap

    Thank you for joining us as we concluded our 20th anniversary year with the Voices for Children Luncheon. We want to thank our Board of Directors, staff, direct service providers, and community for helping us change young lives in Cabarrus County. There are no words to express how grateful we are for your support.

    In case you missed it:

    2017-18 Annual Report

    Arath's Journey (A.L. Brown Principal and Teachers)

    Arath's Presentation at the Voices for Children Luncheon

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Educational Stipends for Working Scholars

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood North Carolina Scholarship Program is excited to offer limited scholarship support to early educators who are employed in a licensed North Carolina facility that is unable to comply with the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood scholarship program's scholarship requirements.

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Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$

AWARD$ provides education-based salary supplements to low-paid teachers working full-time in infant-toddler classrooms in North Carolina. The program is designed to better compensate and retain well-educated teachers working with our youngest children. AWARD$ is funded by the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE).

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1307 S Cannon Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28083
P: 704.933.8278
F: 704.934.0029


PO Box 87
Kannapolis, NC 28082

For Children

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 888-830-4989. This license is not an endorsement by the State. Contributions to Cabarrus Partnership for Children are tax deductible in conformance with IRS Standards.

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