Request for Proposals
Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County is seeking proposals for its Child Care Resource & Referral and Quality Early Learning programs for the period of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025. For proposal packages, contact Children & Youth Partnership, 534 Ananias Dare Street, Manteo, NC 27954; call office at 252-441-0614 or click on the links below to download the proposal instructions, application, scope, and specifications. Proposals must be received by 5:00 pm, May 23, 2022. 

The following programs and services are administered by Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County.


Baby Links

Baby LINKS provides contact from a registered nurse within the first few days after delivery and again at 2 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and one year, as needed and requested by the mother.

Block Play Extravaganza

Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County hopes to present our Annual Block Play Extravaganza in Nags Head in the early Winter of 2022. Stay tuned for dates and more information.

Child Care Resource & Referral

CCR&R offers child care referrals and information on choosing quality child care for families looking for early learning and out-of-school options in Dare County; provides training, technical assistance, and support to early learning programs and professionals; promotes increased education for Dare County Early Care & Education Professionals by offering professional development planning; provides information on child care supply and demand; and advocates for children's and child care issues for the community.


Child Day Care Assistance Program

Child Day Care Assistance Program offers financial assistance for families who need day care services, so that parents/responsible caretakers can work, seek employment, participate in employment training, or attend school.

Explore to Learn Playgroup

This organized, interactive playgroup helps families prepare their young children for success in school and life. Young children (ages 0-5) and family, friends, and neighbors who take care of them meet regularly at the CYP Center.

Family Literacy Program

Family Literacy Program (FLP) volunteers provide free home-based tutoring to Latinx children enrolled in Dare County Schools.

Parenting Enrichment Program

The Parenting Enrichment Program offers a series of free parenting workshops throughout the year. To receive information on these workshops when they are available, be sure to sign up for our newsletter, Dare Kids Connection or visit our Events page,

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers provides parent education and family support to families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten. Through home visits and group meetings parent educators share child development/parenting information and parent-child activities that promote growth and learning.

Quality Early Learning

The Quality Early Learning program provides assistance to licensed early learning centers and family child care homes to improve and enhance the quality of child care offered, and to increase their star-rated license. The program provides training on the Environment Rating Scales, pre-assessment, consultation and development of a 6-month action plan, one-on-one technical assistance, training, post-assessment, and assistance with star-rated license application.

Raising a Reader

Raising A Reader is a take-home Red Book Bag program that provides children and families with quality books and knowledge about the importance of early literacy. By promoting "book cuddling" among families, Raising A Reader is strengthening relationships and building early reading skills in preschool children.