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Iredell County Partnership For Young Children

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What is the Iredell County Partnership for Young Children?
The Iredell County Partnership for Young Children (ICPYC) is a 501 (c) (3), public/private organization dedicated to measurably increasing learning and healthy development of children birth to age five in Iredell County. ICPYC provides services focused on raising the quality of early care and education, supporting families, advancing child health, and expanding literacy. ICPYC is the Smart Start affiliate for Iredell County and serves as our community’s lead organization for young children and their families.
Who is served by the Iredell County Partnership for Young Children?
Our agency serves children birth to age 5 and their families and the early childhood workforce in Iredell County.

Why do programs funded by the Iredell County Partnership for Young Children focus on early childhood development?
The earliest years of childhood are critical. Experiences during this time literally shape the structure of the brain. Because today's children are tomorrow's leaders, parents and workers, everyone has a stake in making sure that all children have the experiences they need to thrive.

Years of research proves that educational and emotional development happens at a far greater rate in the earlier years of life. To make the greatest impact, we must maintain programs that support children in their earliest years of development. Children who arrive at school healthy and well-prepared:
Outperform other children on achievement tests
Require less grade repetition
Are more like

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Rep/Contact Info

Gretchen Blevins
Finance Director
Lisa Familo
Executive Director
Melissa Jablonski
  • Phone: (704) 660-1557
Glenda Lambert

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