Quality Childcare

The Partnership for Children of the Foothills partners with child care providers to create effective early learning programs by offering professional development, technical assistance, and funding.

Quality Support for Early Education

The Partnership’s in-house Quality Enhancement program serving Rutherford, Polk and McDowell, provides services to licensed childcare facilities and prospective businesses. These include on-site technical assistance through modeling, coaching, and observation.  We provide resources for early childhood educators working with children birth to five years old and support centers and homes preparing for the Environmental Rating Scale assessment or reassessment.   The program provides assistance to directors in helping their teaching staff reach professional development goals.

Child Care WAGE$

This project provides eligible child care professionals with education-based supplements in Rutherford County. Supplements are issued to teachers, directors, and family child care providers based on education attained.  Research shows children benefit from stable relationships with well-educated teachers.

For more information contact Cathy Brooks at 828-625-4008.