Families First in Cabarrus County

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Spencer and Aurora Swain
Main Address

PO Box 5683
Concord, NC 28027
United States

Cabarrus Bilingual Preschool at Central
985 Central Drive NW
Concord, NC 28027
United States

Cabarrus Bilingual Preschool at St. James
104 Union Street South
Concord, NC 28025
United States

The NonProfit Center Office
4 Barbrick Ave. SW
Concord, NC 28025
United States

What We Do
Established in 2014, we use education, parenting, and early childhood programs to break cycles of poverty. We invite you into our heartbeat - daily home visits and 5-star Immersion Preschools. All programs are offered in English and Spanish, significantly improving school readiness and families' overall well-being. Through ParentChild+, our trained education specialists visit twice weekly, model quality parent-child interactions, introduce activities with play, and connect families to community resources. Families receive free books or educational toys (with guide sheets/tips) to build high-quality permanent home learning libraries. Families graduate and gain access to one of our two full-day, five-star bilingual preschools. Along the way, we meet families' basic needs, including crisis management and weekly ESL, GED, and K-12 tutoring classes. Our efforts have received both national and local attention. Our Director of Operations, Aurora Swain, is the National Parent Educator of the Year 2017 and is recently appointed by the General Assembly of NC as a voting board member to the NC Birth – 3rd Grade Interagency Council between NCDHHS and the NC Department of Public Instructions.
Interesting Info
  • In just 8 years, completed over 7500 home-visits, opened 3 Immersion Preschools, and hired 8 moms (program participants) now in school/preschool teachers
  • Launching a provider-led Childcare Network for Cabarrus-Mecklenburg Family Home Childcares. Funded by 3 yea
  • Open 2 more immersion preschools in the next 4 years!