The mission of Durham’s Partnership for Children is to mobilize and unify the Durham community to create and support innovative and successful collaborative approaches to serving the needs of young children birth to age 5 and their families.
We were founded in 1994 to administer the Smart Start grant in Durham County. Smart Start legislation mandates that:
At least 70% of funds are used to improve the quality of child care and access to high-quality child care
At least 30% of funds are used to expand child care subsidies to enhance affordability, availability and quality of child care (this is included in the above 70%)
Durham’s Partnership for Children provides funding for the Durham Inclusion Support Services program at Community Partnerships, Inc.