Welcome to Partners in Learning

Welcome and thank you for visiting. What you’re looking for in early care and education is right here, from our classrooms, NC Pre-K classrooms, after school care and camp, to family resources, college internships and volunteer opportunities. Partners in Learning was conceived in the spring of 1996 by a grassroots group of individuals that wanted to build a model center that would include typical as well as children with special needs, and implement services that would enrich the lives of children and their families.We are a model center for inclusion, providing early intervention services to young children with special needs, including developmental therapy and special instruction, support groups for families and inclusive classrooms.  Schedule a tour online or contact Deborah Howell at 704-638-9020.

About Us

Situated on the Catawba College campus, Partners In Learning serves as the Model Inclusive Center providing care to children six weeks through five years of age in Rowan County. The Center is a Five Star Licensed, Nationally Accredited Program caring for more than 200 children six weeks through nine years each year. Our organization serves children on-site at Partners in Learning, in childcare centers throughout the community, as well as in the children’s homes. Partners in Learning has established a priority to develop a comprehensive, community-based, family-centered system of care to meet the needs of children with disabilities and their families. The system is a delicate web of family caregivers, community resources, providers, private payers and public programs.

Partners in Learning is a 5 Star Rated Licensed childcare program providing care for infants through 10 years old in Rowan County. A 5 star rating is the highest license attainable. The North Carolina Star Rated License was established in 1999 to better define the quality of child care in the state and to assist parents in choosing child care. Only 14% of all child care centers in North Carolina hold a 5 star license. NAEYC Accreditation represents the mark of quality in early childhood education.

Our Mission & Philosophy

Our mission is to model the highest quality learning environment that stimulates families and the community to provide optimal growth and development of children.Our vision is that families and the community will have the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute significantly to the optimal growth and development of children.

Partners in Learning’s educational philosophy is research-driven, experience-rich and will effectively help young children to learn in a way that is lasting and fosters a life-long love of learning. Research tells us, and our own experience proves that children learn best by discovering and constructing their own knowledge through hands-on fun learning experiences  i.e….meaningful play.

How You Can Support Partners in Learning

Because Partners in Learning Child Development and Family Resource Center is a non-profit organization, support for our programs and services come from several different outlets in the community. Following is a list of ways that you can support Partners, and make a difference in the lives of some our community’s most vulnerable children. Learn more about donation opportunities here.

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Week of the Young Child 2016

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families.  We are celebrating the Week of the Young Child at Partners in Learning...

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Special Needs Mini-Conference 2016

Join us for our annual Special Needs Mini-Conference which will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 8:00am to 12:00pm at Catawba College, in the Ketner Building. Childcare is provided by The Arc of Rowan at Partners in Learning. This conference is intended...

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Need help with your child's behavior?

Join us every Monday from April 18 through May 9 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Partners in Learning resource room. Virginia Gil, mother of three high spirited young children, uses these strategies, and they work! Refreshments, childcare, and nightly door prizes provided. Register below.

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Circle of Survivors Event

Come join the Partners in Learning fundraiser for Relay for Life on April 23rd from 11am-3pm.  This year's fundraiser will consist of buying tickets for different booths to visit! We will have a hot dog stand for you to grab lunch, a bouncy house,...

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World Down Syndrome Day!

The best part about being at Partners in Learning is that "typically developing" children are with children who are not. This is what they call inclusion, all children are included. I could not be more excited, and proud to have given my children this...

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My kids will never...

When I was a teenager, well pre-baby teenager, I thought I knew everything about how my kids were going to act, look, and talk. My kids would never disrespect me, yell at me, lay in Walmart and scream for a toy, or even have...

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Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night!

Join us on Wednesday, March 16th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm for Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night! Partners in Learning will receive 15% of the sales at the end of the night! Contact Shaina Freeze at shaina@epartnersinlearning.org for more information. Picture1

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Fly High Into Spring Break Camp

Who’s ready for spring break?! We are offering exciting activities throughout the day and a field trip to Dan Nicholas Park on March 31st!

We will leave at 9am and return by 3pm.  The field trip fee will be $3 extra. Checks or money order...

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PIL Summer Camp 2016

It is that time to start thinking about summer camp! PIL offers fun-filled summer programs for children. The theme for summer camp is "The World of Eric Carle." Each week, campers jump into exciting sports programs, exploring nature, becoming involved in performing arts, playing a...

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Join us for the Lego Extravaganza!

LEGO EXTRAVAGANZA ! Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am This is a giant LEGO fan’s paradise filled with interactive, creative, and educational activities for the entire family.  

  • For children ages rising kindergartners through 7th grade
  • Free and open to the public.
  • Registration is required to participate....

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