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Rowan is a Hub for Learning

Opportunities for early-child development are available in Rowan through facilities such as Partners in Learning which is a five-star, nationally accredited childcare center in the area that specializes in helping children reach their fullest potential, no matter their income or ability level. The focus on early-child development does not stop there. Countless organizations and community groups provide services and care for young children in Rowan County. Parents seeking early learning and support for their child should connect with organizations such as Smart Start Rowan, Salisbury Rowan Headstart, St. John’s Child Development Center, and Cornerstone Child Development Centers just to name a few.

Be sure to look into the learning opportunities for children birth to twelve grade through the Rowan Public Library such as Baby-Toddler Time at the branch headquarters in downtown Salisbury and free online classes for all ages.

Public education is cutting-edge in Rowan County for being the state of North Carolina’s only Renewal School System. The administration and educators at Rowan-Salisbury Schools are committed to redesigning education to create authentic and personalized learning experiences for all students through teacher-led flexibility in curriculum, budgeting, hiring, staffing, and scheduling. The school system is ranked “Top 10” nationally for its pioneering use of classroom technology.

Rowan County is home of four colleges including Catawba College, Livingstone College, Hood Theological Seminary and Rowan Cabarrus Community College. Each college offers many different programs, majors, minors, and extracurricular activities for everyone to create their own original path to success.

Meet the originals that make Rowan a great place to learn!

Madison Sides White

Believer, Educator, Motivator, Dreamer
Rowan County Native

“I think the authentic commitment to Rowan County is like nowhere else. People may venture away for a short time, but they always tend to come home and give back locally. That is extremely special.”

Michael Brooks

Teacher, Musician, Outdoor Lover
Relocated from West Virginia

“I moved to Rowan County to accept a teaching position with Rowan-Salisbury Schools. Salisbury is a great place to live because there are a lot of things to do here, especially with the arts. I have performed with Piedmont Players and several community choirs. I live in downtown Salisbury and I love the many festivals that are held here including the Cheerwine Festival and Salisbury Pride.”

Daniel & Michelle Lancaster

Christians, Entrepreneurs, Family-Oriented, Hard Working
Relocated from Georgia and Rowan County Native

“Rowan County is filled with citizens who care about the well-being and success of their neighbors. There is something here for everyone. We think Rowan County is the best place to live regardless of what phase of life you are entering!”

Carmen Harper

Wife, Development Officer, Team Player, Believer in Higher Education
Relocated from Asheville, NC

“I originally moved to Rowan County for college in 1992. I returned to work here in 2008 and this community is why I am still here, and why I love living in Rowan County!”