About Us

The Cabarrus County Partnership for Children is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to connect purpose, people and programs to ensure child well-being in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. This mission is fulfilled by assessing the needs of our community and implementing services through our 3 core activities: Health, Early Education, Family Outreach.

Why our work is important

The Cabarrus Partnership for Children is a collaborative organization that contracts with many community partners in order to implement services that meet our goal of preparing children in Cabarrus County for success in kindergarten.

THE FACTS

  • Children in Cabarrus County are entering kindergarten without the necessary literacy skills needed to succeed in school and beyond.
    • Approximately 37% of children entering kindergarten in Cabarrus County Title 1 elementary schools are scoring below the target indicators for early literacy skills (Cabarrus County Schools, Department of Federal Funding).
  • Poor literacy skills in youth hinder an individual’s ability to further their education, obtain a job and contribute to society. 
    • Approximately 18% of adults living in Cabarrus County are not functionally literate (Cabarrus County Needs Assessment 2008). Without intervention this cycle is one that will continue.
  • The first five years are the most critical in the development of a child's brain.
  • The early years are so defining that by the time children turn eight, their third-grade outcomes can predict future academic achievement and career success.
  • Children who are healthy and prepared when they enter kindergarten do better in school and are more likely to graduate and enroll in college. Well-educated adults are more prepared for the job opportunities in a global marketplace and will contribute to the strength of their community.
  • Health in the earliest years lays the groundwork for future well-being. High quality early learning with health and nutritional components help prevent adult chronic diseases and promote better health.

 

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OUR PROGRAMS

Programs for FY2021-2022:

 

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