Orange County Partnership for Young Children North Carolina Smart Start

Parent Resources

Download a free copy of The Parents' Pages, a comprehensive resource guide to Orange County community and government agencies providing services to young children and their families. Produced by the Partnership as a resource for Orange County families. (Se puede obtenerlo en español tambien.)

View our online Parents' Pages directory Here
For a hard copy contact the Partnership at (919)967-9091 or email us at

Additional Resources

Smart Start Funded Programs
Programs that focus on parenting and family support.

New parents: Schedule your Welcome to the World visit!
The Orange County Partnership for Young Children extends a warm welcome to your new little one and congratulations to your family. To help parents and their children get off to a healthy start, Emergency Management Services of Orange County (EMS) offers a free visit for a home safety check-up to help you provide a safe space in which your baby can grow and develop. Call 968-2050 to arrange for a free safety visit by an Emergency Management Technician. The EMT will test the temperature of your bath water, test smoke alarm batteries, provide a smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, or fire extinguisher when needed. They will also provide safety information and a First Aid Kit.

Raelee E. Peirce PCI Certified Parent Coach
The Certified Parent Coarch provides weekly phone coaching for parents of children ages zero to three, facilitates a monthly parenting support group every 2nd Tuesday at the Women's Birth and Wellness Center on MLK Blvd/Historic Airport Road, Chapel Hill, and conducts monthly tele-classes on parenting topics every 3rd Tuesday. For more information about Raelee and these services, visit or call her 24-Hour Voicemail at 919.869-1670.

State and National Resources

Child Care
I Love My Nanny (
National Association for the Education of Young Children ( Zero To Three (
The Division of Child Development(
The Division of Social Services (DSS) (

Health & Early Intervention
Family Support Network (
Internet Resources for Special Children (
Kids Health (
National Institutes of Health (
Together We Grow: NC Early Intervention Services (
Kidsource Online (
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (

Family Support
Adoptive Family Support Group (For More Information)
Baby Home Safety (
Baby Place ( (
Family Advocay Network (FAN)(
LimiTV (
National Black Child Development Institute (
National Parent Information Network (
iVilliage Parenting Page (
Parenting Q&A (
Resource for National Fatherhood (
The Division of Social Services (DSS) (

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For Child Development Resources, click here.

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