Robeson County Partnership for Children, Inc. has collaborated with local agencies to provide quality activities and resources for ALL children birth to five years of age, their families, and caregivers. Smart Start – a public-private initiative that provides early education to improve the quality of child care – makes child care more affordable and accessible, provides access to health services, and offers family support. Currently, Robeson County Partnership for Children, Inc. has 10 funded activities, and the goal is to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. The partnership also operates Exploration Station, which provides unique hands-on learning experiences and programs for children, families, teachers and childcare providers. Additionally, Robeson County Partnership for Children, Inc. provides a NC Pre-Kindergarten program designed to provide a high-quality educational experience to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-old children.