AACF Vision and Mission

Our Vision

All Albemarle children are given the support needed to reach their full potential as adults, thereby ensuring the long-term economic vitality of the region’s families, communities and companies in a globally competitive world.

Our Mission

Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families builds the capacity of families, communities and schools, to prepare the next generation for academic, emotional, social and economic success in a global world.

A spark went out at Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families Inc., on July 5, 2019. Flora Wilson-Leach, a beloved friend and colleague, unexpectedly passed away.  Flora was a very bright and compassionate person who served our community tirelessly. She had a quick sense of humor and saw the positive in every thing and every situation.

According to staff members of AACF, Flora was one of a kind.  She had a heart to serve.  She poured her whole self into every family that she served.  Flora was vivacious and full of life.  She wanted everyone to come out on top and she was going to help them get there.

Flora will be remembered for her love for her family, her positive influence in our area, and her ability to empower everyone that she encountered.  She was a beautiful person who ensured that everyone around her felt worthy and important.

Board Members Portal

AACF Board Meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Child Care Providers Portal

Stay up-to-date on important news and events. For Child Care Providers Only.

Staff Members Portal

Stay up-to-date on important news and events. For AACF Staff Only.

Family Support PSA

Your child is precious to you and so are the early years of their development. We understand that there are many challenges that you will face when parenting your child. For this reason, there are free resources in NC to help you navigate the path to their success.

The following agencies provide family support, therapies, referrals and advocacy:

AACF Upcoming Events

Cookies and a Polaroid with Santa

Please join us on Friday, December 6th for some delicious cookies and a picture with Santa just in time for the holidays.

Albemarle Community Playgroup

Please join us on Wednesday, January 15th for block play, singing, story time, dancing, art and a light snack.

Child Find Event

Child Find events offer free child development screenings for children ages 0-5 which include: speech, developmental, hearing, and vision.

We’re a helping hand for

Numerous Families and Children in 5 Counties.

Financial Assistance for Children

The Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families (AACF) will administer a Child Care Scholarship Program that will assist eligible families, residing in Bertie, Camden, Currituck, Gates and Pasquotank Counties, by providing child care financial assistance.

Literacy Programs

The resource lending libraries operated by Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families offer an economical way to keep young children busy and learning with a variety of toys, books, puzzles and games.

Parent Education

Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families offers a number of programs to support families raising young children. Below are some programs offered by Smart Start to help with the job of parenting.

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance involves the process of consultation/coaching and mentoring. It offers individualized information and personalized skill building opportunities in order to enhance child care providers’ abilities to support the growth and development of young children. TA guidance enriches the mentee’s skills and knowledge and increases the individual’s professional capacity.


AACF Accepts Donations!

Would you like to donate to AACF and want to know how?

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Local Businesses Give Back.

Thanks to LOCAL businesses we are NOT going empty-handed. No Loose Ends gifted EACH mom with a wash, cut and blow-dry. The Cotton Mill Collective gifted EACH mom with a body butter. Southern Maid Donuts of Elizabeth City gifted EACH mom with a coffee and donut.

We are incredibly grateful for how local businesses support us, as we support children and families.

NC Pre-K Graduation

NC PreK Class of 2019 Graduated on June 4th. We are so proud of these young children…

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Join the Early Head Start Family

Give your child an early head start. Serving children ages 1-3.

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Help us to make a difference!

Volunteers are an integral part to our organization!

Are you ready to volunteer?

AACF Partners