Human Services

Region A Partnership for Children

Witness the Miracle… A nurturing community…a loving family…a smiling child

Sylva, NC   |  www.rapc.org

Mission

The mission of the Region A Partnership for Children is to improve the quality of life for young children and families in western North Carolina by encouraging advocacy and collaboration and funding services that focus on prevention and early intervention.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Ms. Janice Edgerton

Main address

116 Jackson St

Sylva, NC 28779 USA

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EIN

56-1869575

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

NC Pre-K

Administrator for the region’s North Carolina high quality pre-kindergarten program. The NC Pre-K Program is designed to provide high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-olds.

Population(s) Served
Infants to preschool (under age 5)
Budget
$2,972,210

The North Carolina Early Education Initiative to ensure that all children are healthy and ready to succeed when they enter kindergarten.

Population(s) Served
Infants to preschool (under age 5)
Families
Budget
$2,282,933

Where we work

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

The Region A Partnership for Children works to build capacity and quality within the early care and education community by providing resources and opportunities for professional development, obtaining advanced licensing credentials, provider educational attainment, quality curriculum and materials, safe and healthy environments for children, and support for children with special needs or behavioral challenges. The Region A Partnership fro Children works to build capacity within families by providing parent education and resources and support for families of children with special needs. The Region A Partnership for Children works to build capacity within children by supporting safe and healthy learning environments, literacy programs, collaboration with health care providers, and increasing the availability of high quality child care and early educational opportunities. Ongoing and long-term evaluation of data collected provides feedback on the successes of our programming and informs changed needed to meet program outcomes.

Modeling Appreciative Inquiry the Region A Partnership for Children engages in strategic planning and collaboration with community stakeholders and families to develop goals, make connections, and leverage resources. Teams of these stakeholders are facilitated and supported in each county served as well as the Qualla Boundary.

The Region A Partnership for Children is in a unique position to facilitate successful collaboration of the region served. Representatives from agencies that serve families in each county participate on the Board of Directors or an advisory committee. For over 20 years Region A representatives have crossed communication and service barriers typically experienced in regional program participation. By providing technical assistance in program management, evaluation and financial monitoring to participating agencies the (RAPC) builds capacity and encourages participation in organizational efforts. The Region A Partnership for Children is primarily funded through the state of North Carolina but has also been successful in securing funding from private sector sources and is the beneficiary of annual endowment distributions.

In addition to self-initiated and in-house evaluation, the Region A Partnership for Children is measured by state and self-selected quality indicators reported through the Performance Based Incentive System (PBIS). PBIS provides annual analysis of movement in indicators such as the early care and education systems, child health and safety, and family support systems. In addition to these measures, The Region A Partnership for Children is regularly monitored for outcomes by supporting agencies.

Ongoing community collaboration and evaluation provides continual feedback on the progress of program activities and the level of success in achieving long-term goals. In addition, an annual review of program outcomes and financial efficiency is conducted by a non-conflicted and knowledgeable advisory committee to determine the allocation of future resources and efforts. Activities are modified, added or eliminated to address findings born out of the evaluation and strategic planning process. In addition to our ongoing long-term programming, over the prior year the Region A Partnership for Children introduced the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to some of our region's counties and expanded the number of children serviced in others. Over the current year the Region A Partnership for Children developed a community early literacy resources assessment process to support the school system's early literacy efforts in compliance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in our most populous county and is in the process of rolling it out to two other counties within our service area. During the prior fiscal year the Region A Partnership for Children also collaborated with the local university system and representatives from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to develop preschool reading materials in the native Cherokee language that support and promote native language proficiency efforts and which have been distributed to classrooms on the Qualla Boundary

Financials

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Region A Partnership for Children

Board of directors
as of 7/2/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Maggie Panther

Harry Baughn

Vice-Chair

Deanna Lyles

Secretary/Treasurer

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and 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 ? No
  • Ethics and 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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

Early childhood education, family support, children with special needs, healthy children,