Wilkes Community Partnership for Children, a local Smart Start Agency, ensures that young children in Wilkes County enter school healthy and ready to succeed.
The human brain develops more rapidly between birth and age five than during any other subsequent period. This is a time of enormous social-emotional, physical and cognitive growth. Needed skills are developed through the interactions a child has before entering school. Many families face significant, sometimes overwhelming, barriers to providing the kind of experiences to develop these critical skills. As a result, significant numbers of children enter school lacking the skills needed for success. Wilkes Community Partnership for Children, a local Smart Start agency, is committed to building and supporting programs designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed.
The Partnership for Children Board of Directors meets 6 times a year, January, March, May, July, September and November at noon at the Partnership for Children office, 1915 West Park Drive Suite 107 North Wilkesboro NC 28659.