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N.C. Partnership for Children - Smart Start is North Carolina's nationally recognized and award-winning early childhood initiative designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. Smart Start is a public-private initiative that provides early education funding to all of the state's 100 counties. Smart Start funds are administered at the local level through local nonprofit organizations called Local Partnerships. Your local Smart Start Agency is Stokes Partnership for Children.


North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education - The Division is the result of a longstanding commitment by the state of North Carolina to protect and serve its young children. The mission of the Division is performed by various organizational units that work together, each sharing in the overall responsibility of the agency.





The mission of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) is to marshal North Carolina’s great people, ideas and achievements to build a foundation of opportunity and success for every child by the end of third grade.

NCECF is driven by a bold – and achievable – vision:

Each North Carolina child has a strong foundation for lifelong success
and reading proficiency, supported by the nation’s best birth-to-eight system.

NCECF works to create the conditions that allow others to be most effective. We leverage and enhance the assets of our partners so everyone can do what they do best. We are committed to creating an environment that brings many voices to the table to accelerate collaboration toward a common agenda and support a shared course of action.

Grow a Child - The Grow a Child web site is a collaborative effort between a number of North Carolina community agencies, including Stokes Partnership for Children, created to help families find local community resources and other simple ideas to turn good parents into extraordinary parents.

Children's Center

Providing families and children of Yadkin Valley area support services to strengthen family relationships and prevent child abuse.

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Cardinal Innovation Healthcare:


  • Mental Health

  • Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

  • Substance Use Disorder

  • Crisis/Assessment/Referral

  • Emergency & Crisis


24 hour Poison Control Line:

1 (800) 222-1222


Stokes Family Health Center - 336-593-2400

Stokes County Dept. of Social Services - 336-593-2861

Stokes County Schools - Learn about the public schools in Stokes County.


American Association of Poison Control Center

Carolinas Poison Center

Milestone Moments - Learn the Signs

NC Infant-Toddler Program Chart of Developmental Milestones

Learn More About Your Child's Development: Developmental Monitoring and Screening

National Prevention Strategy: Plan for Better Health & Wellness


ZocDoc: Healthcare Provider Search

American Heart Association


Brain Basics: Preventing Stroke

The Guide to Keeping Your Home Through Debilitating Disease

National Association Education of Young Children  - The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8. NAEYC is committed to becoming an increasingly high performing and inclusive organization.

Zero to Three - ZERO TO THREE's mission is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families.

North Carolina Drug Card - A free statewide discount prescription assistance program partnered with the North Carolina Medical Society. North Carolina Drug Card works with not only hospitals & clinics, but also schools, universities, ministries, mental health resources, housing assistance services, literacy & immigrant programs, food pantries, many county health & social service departments, children & family support services, etc., to help reach the uninsured and underinsured in our state to afford their prescription medications. We are also a national partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and a donation is made to the local Network Hospital for each prescription processed through North Carolina Drug Card.Savings with our drug card can be up to 20-75% off retail price for most brand & generic FDA-approved medications, and our card is completely free to everyone.

Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities

We've provided our research on special offers and discounts available to senior citizens, women, and veterans, in our series of guides to help you find ways to save money. - Information on Parenting Babies and Toddlers. - Breastfeeding tips & guide.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Child Development - Regulates child care in North Carolina.  Mission: Building a stronger social and economic future for North Carolina by promoting high quality early childhood experiences.


National Center for Early Development & Learning - NCEDL focuses on enhancing the cognitive, social, & emotional development of children from birth through age eight. - The most up-to-date immunization information for North Carolina.


Center for Child Care Workforce - CCW/AFTEF’s mission is to improve the quality of early care and education for all children by promoting policy, research and organizing that ensure the early care and education workforce is well-educated, receives better compensation and a voice in their workplace.


Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Your online source for credible health information.


Cord Blood Center - Their goal is to provide expectant mothers and families the most relevant and up-to-date information on the benefits of umbilical cord blood. Donating cord blood is non-invasive and it can save the lives of children suffering from leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood-related disorders


FEMA for Kids - This site teaches you how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. You can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid.


Focus on the Family - Nurturing and defending families worldwide


Frank Porter Graham - FPG Child Development Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is one of the nation’s oldest multidisciplinary centers devoted to the study of children and families. Our mission is to cultivate and share knowledge that enhances child development and family well being.


National Network for Child Care - NNCC unites the expertise of many of the nation's leading universities through the outreach system of Cooperative Extension. Our goal is to share knowledge about children and child care from the vast resources of the land grant universities with parents, professionals, practitioners, and the general public.


Success INC - The mission of Success Inc. is to support efforts to meet the needs of all young children and their families through In-service, Networking, and Collaboration among early childhood professionals, families, and agencies


The Sesame Workshop - Activities for young children and information to help adults make the most of every learning opportunity.


Verizon Wireless Educational Apps  - Find educational apps and videos for children of any age. Our App & Video Recommender features a collection of educational apps and videos endorsed by parents, teachers, and app gurus.

Pediatric Health and Safety Guide - Educational article

Cerebral Palsy Group  - FREE support and useful resources to individuals and families who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.

Birth Injury Center - A birth injury is a devastating occurrence, but with the proper guidance and tools, you can restore your family’s hope for a brighter future. We want to help connect families to information and resources needed to overcome their current circumstances.









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