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.

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.

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.

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

AACF Upcoming Events

3rd Annual Kids Safety Day

 We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting Kids Safety Day again this year! Thanks to funding provided by the Elks (856 of Elizabeth City, NC).

Albemarle Community Playgroup

Please join us on Wednesday, March 11th for block play, singing, story time, dancing, art and a light snack.

Week of the Young Child 

We are gearing up to celebrate your children with bounce houses, face painters, mini zoos, community agencies and more.

Child Find Event

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



Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families Vision Initiative will continue with 20K from Albemarle Area United Way

Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families Inc. (AACF) located in the Edgewood Center in Elizabeth City, received a $20k grant from Albemarle Area United Way, Inc.

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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!

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AACF Partners