Our vision is to better understand the needs of families, and increase awareness of the importance of early childhood development to ensure that all children will benefit from early education. We welcome and encourage participation from all members of the community to join us in this effort.
You don’t have to be an early childhood expert to make Madison County a better place for young children and their families.
We support strengthening the capacity of early childhood teachers and the quality of child care centers, homes, and school-age programs.
Check out our upcoming training opportunities
First 2,000 Days
There are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when that child shows up for the first day of kindergarten.
Those days really matter.
Do you like the scenery in and around Mars Hill, NC? Do you like good fiddle or banjo music? This event is for you! Try running or walking to LIVE music on Saturday, April 13th! The Fiddlin' 5K will include a beautiful run or walk through Mars Hill University's scenic campus, winding through surrounding country roads of rural Madison County. With several steep climbs and rolling hills, this course will give the seasoned runner or walker a nice challenge , while still allowing less experienced runners and walkers a wonderful opportunity to try their feet on this scenic course. Adding to the experience, we will have musicians lining the course at key locations creating the backdrop with fiddlin', banjo, and more! The net proceeds of this event fund a grant program that supports youth-related arts and music programs in Madison County. Prior recipients include the Madison County Arts Council to help fund JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) and First Stage Youth Theatre.
Visit the Madison County Arts Council's Facebook page for more information.
HEAD START PROGRAMS
YEARS IN SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
-Economist, James Heckman