Welcome To Swain County

Social Services

Child Care Services in Swain County

Southwestern Child Development Link

Southwestern Child Development, a private non-profit agency, which has been in business since 1972, is dedicated to the provision of quality early care and education in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties.  SWCDC operates 4 and 5 star level and developmental day certified child care facilities in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood and Jackson Counties of North Carolina and provides early care and education support services in other counties in Western North Carolina.

Southwestern also provides dedication to the early care and education field by providing, or coordinating child care resource and referral services in 13 counties (Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, and Transylvania Counties), by providing technical assistance to other child care providers, by providing training for child care providers, by contracting to provide child care subsidy services, by providing direct one on one intervention for children with special needs, by operating a Family Resource Center in Jackson County and by sponsoring other child care facilities on the Child and Adult Care Food Program.


Department of Social Services
80 Academy Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Mailing Address
PO Box 610
Bryson City, NC 28713


Sheila Sutton, Director
Phone 828-488-6921
Fax 828-488-8271

Office Hours