Get Set Transylvania is made up of several local government and non-profit partners who provide a wide range of services. Woven together, they comprise a safety net of critical resources ensuring that all young children receive the help they need and that no child falls through the cracks.


Transylvania County Board of Commissioners and Administration

  • public policy advocacy on early childhood issues
  • facilitation of Get Set Collaborative meetings and key support to the effort.

Jaime Laughter, County Manager
(828) 884-3100

Transylvania Children’s Advocacy Center of Southmountain

  • forensic interviewing
  • trauma focused counseling
  • forensic child medical exams
  • family support
  • community outreach
  • child abuse prevention programs

Susan Huter, Center Director, Forensic Interviewer
(828) 553-8422


New Adventure Learning Center

  • childcare for children 12 months to 5 years of age
  • participates in the NC Pre-K program.

Ann Canon
(828) 884-1880

Mountain Sun Community School

  • Montessori education
  • outdoor education for children ages 3 through middle school.

Michael Brown
(828) 885-2555

Smart Start of Transylvania County

  • early educator development
  • early literacy
  • resource lending library
  • child care health consultation
  • Transylvania County’s administrator for NC Pre-K

Deb Tibbetts
(828) 877-3025

Transylvania County Schools

  • preschool educational services
  • developmental day services
  • exceptional children’s services
  • NC PreK programming
  • private pay preschool
  • voucher/subsidy preschool
  • Project Child Find

Tonya James, M. Ed., Preschool Program Coordinator

Pisgah Collective

  • outdoor inspired
  • early childhood education
  • morning preschool program
  • after-school programs
  • special events

Althea Dunn, Director
(828) 388-8675

The Family Place of Transylvania County

  • educational activities for parents and children, ages 0-12
  • special emphasis on 0-6 year-old children.
  • drop-in playgroups for parents/caregivers and their children
  • frequent local field trips.
  • Circle of Parents groups
  • Parenting classes
  • Family Learning Garden
  • English as a second language classes
  • community playgroups
  • mobile resource for parents/caregivers and their children, ages 0-6 years.
  • funding through grants and donations means no cost to participating families

Erin S Drew
(828) 883-4857

Western Carolina Community Action

  • Early Head Start
  • Head Start
  • NC Pre-K programs
  • Mobile Meals
  • Lunch Plus
  • self sufficiency and liquid nutrition

David White
(828) 693-1711

Transylvania County Library

  • early literacy storytimes
  • early learning activity boxes
  • bookmobile
  • meeting/study rooms
  • public Wi-Fi
  • public computers
  • print and digital books
  • music, movies, magazines and more

Erika Brock
(828) 884-3151, ext. 3

Children’s Developmental Services Agency of WNC

  • Administers the NC Infant-Toddler Program (PART C)
  • Developmental Evaluations and Assessments at no cost to families
  • Provides support and services for eligible children Birth-to-Three
  • Early Intervention Service Coordination

Andi Dye
(828) 694-7975, ext. 235


Transylvania Public Health

  • immunizations
  • well child assessments
  • preventive dental education
  • childhood lead investigations
  • school nursing
  • daycare health consultation
  • general health education topics
  • child health
  • case management.

Elaine Russell
(828) 884-1747

SAFE, Inc. of Transylvania County

  • children’s counseling
  • parent coaching
  • Kid’s Space Support Group
  • professional development
  • summer empowerment
  • school prevention programs

Virginia Watkins
(828) 885-7233

William Dalton, PC

  • behavioral health treatment for children, adolescents, and families

Dr. Will Dalton (Licensed Psychologist)
(828) 577-4368


Transylvania County Parks & Recreation

  • special events
  • toddler play
  • summer camps

Jared Mull
(828) 884-3156

Foster Grandparent Program at Land of Sky Regional Council

  • mentors, tutors and loving caregivers for children

Stacy Friesland
(828) 251-7448


United Way of Transylvania County

United Way of Transylvania County funds local programs that fuel early childhood education and empower people to improve their lives. United Way of Transylvania County also boosts local non-profits through collaboration, data administration, educational programs, networking, and communications.

Hammond George, Executive Assistant & Publicity Director
(828) 883-8822