Phone: (828) 733-8270
Fax: (828) 733-8293
Address: 805 Cranberry Street
Newland, NC 28657
Office Hours: Monday-Friday from the time school
lets out until 6:00pm
Description of Services: After school services
include tutoring, mentoring, healthy snacks,
community service projects, interactive play, etc.
Service area: After school sites include: Freedom
Trail Elementary, Banner Elk Elementary, Crossnore
Elementary, Newland Elementary, Riverside
Elementary, Cranberry Middle School, and Avery
Fees: Fees are based on a sliding scale depending
on family size, income and academic eligibility.
There are limited academic scholarships available.
Intermountain Children's Services: Head Start
Contact Person: Amy Bryant
Phone: (828) 688-2190 Ext 18
For Application: Tammy Peele
Description of Services: Intermountain Children's Services Head Start id committed to improving the long-term academic outcomes of children that we are working with. Families, Head Start Staff, and community partners must work together to provide age-appropriate environments and development experiences that promote growth and learning to ensure that all Head Start children enter Kindergarten eager and excited to learn.
NC Vocational Rehabilitation
Blue Ridge Partnership for Children
Phone: (828) 682-0047
Fax: (828) 682-7978
Physical Address: 392 East Main Street
Burnsville, NC 28714
Mailing Address: PO Box 1387, Burnsville, NC 28714
Description of Services: The Blue Ridge Partnership
for Children, the local Smart Start agency, is a
comprehensive private – public initiative designed
to reach children during the critical years of development with the intent that they arrive at school healthy, motivated and ready to succeed. BRPFC performs community assessments and utilizes data from other organizations to identify needs and develop programs that address the
needs of children birth to age five and their families.
Projects and programs generally utilize blended funding; including, local individual donations, grants and state allocations.
Service Area: Avery, Mitchell, and Yancy Counties
WAMY Community Kids After school Program
Contact Person: Emily Neff
Phone: (828) 264-2421
Hours: Monday-Friday from School release until 6 pm
Description of Services: All elementary schools in Avery county accept all children including children with special needs. Afterschool programming provides tutoring, homework assistance, enrichment, field trips, youth development, 4-H clubs, free healthy snacks and much more.
Avery County Schools
Phone: (828) 733-6006
Description of Services: Our goal is to provide appropriate educational opportunities to all children in our schools who have a disability and are in need of special education services.