Educational Institutions

Buncombe County Partnership for Children Inc

  • Asheville, NC
  • www.buncombepfc.org

Mission Statement

Buncombe Partnership for Children is a non-profit organization and part of North Carolina's nationally recognized and award-winning early childhood initiative (Smart Start) designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. Buncombe PFC coordinates, plans and funds programs for children aged birth through five and their families, and contracts with local organizations to implement these programs.

Together, community volunteers who serve on Buncombe PFC's board, staff members, funded child care providers, schools, organizations, and local businesses all strive to realize Buncombe PFC's mission: to strengthen the capacity of educators, families, and the community to build a strong foundation for children's learning and development beginning at birth.

We believe that:
• Learning begins at birth;
• All children deserve the best opportunities for learning and development;
• Families and communities play a critical role in children's learning; and
• Collaboration is essential to accomplish our vision.

Main Programs

  1. NC Pre-Kindergarten Program
  2. Child Care Subsidy
Service Areas

Self-reported

North Carolina

We serve children, families, early childhood educators and centers/homes in Buncombe County.

ruling year

1995

Executive Director

Self-reported

Mrs. Amy Barry

Keywords

Self-reported

Smart Start, early child developement, preschool, pre-kindergarten, subsidy, early ed, technical assistance, child care, birth to five, first 2000 days

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EIN

56-1942178

Also Known As

Buncombe Partnership for Children

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Management & Technical Assistance (B02)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

NC Pre-Kindergarten Program

The North Carolina Prekindergarten Program (NC Pre-K), (formerly known as the More at Four Program,) provides high quality educational experiences for income-eligible four year-olds, in order to enhance their kindergarten readiness. Children served by NC Pre-K attend a full school day (6-1/2 hours), full school year program(up to 10 months) and may be served in classrooms in the public schools, private child care programs or Head Start.

The program targets children who turn four years of age by August 31, will be entering kindergarten the following school year, and who may be at risk for poor school outcomes. Factors that can influence poor school outcomes include: low family income, children with an identified disability, limited English proficiency, a chronic health condition, developmental or educational need. Family income eligibility is based on 75% of the state median income or below.

Category

Infants to Preschool (under age 5)

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

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None

Budget

Program 2

Child Care Subsidy

North Carolina's Division of Child Development uses a combination of state and federal funds to provide subsidized child care vouchers to income-eligible families. Smart Start of Buncombe County provides some of this funding in order to help reduce and/or eliminate the subsidized child care wait list for children 0-5 years of age. Smart Start funded vouchers are to be used in Star 3 or higher rated programs.

Category

Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

None

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

North Carolina

We serve children, families, early childhood educators and centers/homes in Buncombe County.

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Financials

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BUNCOMBE COUNTY PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN, INC.
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Operations

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Buncombe County Partnership for Children Inc

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mrs. Amy Barry

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Jennie Eblen

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Race & Ethnicity
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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity