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 is excited to present our Annual Block Play Extravaganza in Nags Head in February. Block Play Extravaganza is held at the Fessenden Center in Buxton in March. *Events at the Fessenden Center have been cancelled for March 26, 2020*

Child Care Resource & Referral

CCR&R offers referrals and information on choosing quality child care for families looking for early learning and out-of-school options; 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.

Family Support Network

Family Support Network offers support for families with children who have special needs by providing a one-on-one parent match with a trained support parent for emotional support, assistance in finding community resources, and sharing parenting experiences.

Kidsfest 2020

Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County's 13th Annual KidsFest has been postponed for this May.

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.