The Partnership for children is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that every child in Rutherford, Polk, and McDowell Counties arrives at school healthy and ready to succeed. We focus on the early years of a child's life - from birth to age five - which is the most critical time in a child's development. The Partnership works collaboratively with the community to identify issues and create solutions to the concerns facing young children and families. We design and fund model programs to ensure children and their families have the resources they need to get off to a smart start. Our programs focus on early childhood education, child health, early intervention, parenting education and family support.