North Carolina Child Care Coalition

Quality Child Care  in NC

When a family requires child care, it is critical that their children are able to enroll in the highest quality care available. According to research, children who receive a high-quality early childhood education have improved math, language, and social skills when they start school, and as they get older, they require very little special education, advance further in school, and have fewer interactions with the justice system.

Several studies have discovered that elevated child care programs share certain characteristics. Because they indicate a much higher probability of high-quality care, these factors can help parents make much better child care choices for their children. Quality indicators assess the factors that contribute to a safe, cultivating and energizing environment for children.

All regulated child care programs in North Carolina are monitored by the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education. Consultants from the Division’s regulatory department inspect programs and conduct investigations to ensure that child care laws are followed. Inspection reports, complaints, and investigation results filed in Raleigh’s regulatory office are public records and thus open to the public.

If you live, work, or provide business or civic leadership in the community, you stand to benefit from the work of the Child Care Coalition. The Coalition works to coordinate, rather than duplicate, the efforts of the many groups working to enhance the quality of life for all our children and families. As a member, you will keep informed about child care issues.

Your participation in the Coalition will send a strong message that you care about children, their families, and our future. A good beginning is what every child deserves.

  • Individuals with an interest in supporting and enhancing the quality of life for children and families.
    Businesses with an interest in work/family support initiatives.
  • Public policymakers are responsible for a constituency of children and families.
  • Public regulatory agencies are responsible for the health and safety of children.
  • Agencies, schools and other organizations that provide support, intervention, and education services to children and families.
  • Agencies, centers, and home daycare providers who provide direct care to children.

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Education

We educate through the planning and implementation of programs to educate families, the business community, and the general public concerning what quality means and how to achieve it. The Coalition sponsors the annual Week of the Young Child effort and co-sponsors discussions with the Business Committee. The Business Roundtable, a committee of the Child Care Coalition, is comprised of representatives from a number of corporations including tech companies, Charlotte SEO, and web design professionals. This committee has provided several workshops related to family-friendly personnel policy issues. They supported the Poster contest for three years.

Advocacy

We advocate through the support of a public policy that promotes quality in the care and education of children. The Coalition networks with other concerned organizations and promotes discussion with policymakers. One of the first collaborative efforts involved a forum on Quality Care. The Coalition invited community leaders, parents, and policymakers to a child care center and after a reception, members presented a position paper on the importance of quality, highlighting: Quality, Salaries, Availability, Affordability, and Setting priorities.

Advocating for Children Together (ACT) project was designed to educate policymakers and the media about the issues surrounding quality early childhood care and education through site visits and information exchange at early childhood education and care facilities.

North Carolina Affordable Child Care

We communicate through partnerships with news media, business, civic, and public policy leadership and social service agencies. The Coalition promotes linkages among its membership through newsletters, membership meetings, and an opportunity to get involved.

What is the NC Child Care Coalition?

The Child Care Coalition is an organization of agencies and individuals working in partnership for advocacy and action to meet the needs of children and their families through quality programs and services.

Who can join the Child Care Coalition?

  • Individuals with an interest in supporting and enhancing the quality of life for children and families.
  • Businesses with an interest in work/family support initiatives.
  • Public policymakers are responsible for the constituency of children and families.
  • Public regulatory agencies are responsible for the health and safety of children.
  • Agencies, schools, and other organizations that provide support, intervention and education services to children and families.
  • Agencies, centers, and home daycare providers who provide direct care to children.

Why should I join the Coalition?

If you live, work, or provide business or civic leadership in a  community, you stand to benefit from the work of the Coalition. The Coalition works to coordinate, rather than duplicate, the efforts of the many groups working to enhance the quality of life for all our children and families. As a member, you will stay informed about child care issues.

Your participation in the Coalition will send a strong message that North Carolina cares about its children, their families, and our future. A good beginning is what every child deserves.

More North Carolina Child Care Resources

CCR&R Council | North Carolina Child Care Resources & Referral
childcarerrnc.org
The NC Child Care Resource and Referral Council (Child Care Resources Inc., Child Care Services Association, and Southwestern Child Development Commission) provide Enabling families, practitioners, and communities to recognize, support, and access high-quality, affordable child care.

North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center
healthychildcare.unc.edu
North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation. August is National Breastfeeding Month. We would like to share that The North Carolina Division of Public Health’s Nutrition Services Branch has announced that the North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation

Nanny Matching Service in North Carolina
nannymatchme.com
Offering Professional Nanny Placement and Child Care Services to North Carolina’s Triangle Area and Surrounding Cities. For Families … Let me do the hard work for you — I provide thorough and convenient methods in matching wonderful families with their individual child care needs

Information for Parents – Parent | More Resources for Parents
ncchildcare.ncdhhs.gov/Parent
Child Care in NC Resources. If you are a parent looking for child care, the North Carolina Star Rated License system can help. In September 2000, the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education issued star-rated licenses to child care centers and family child care homes…

Child Care Resources Inc. – 408 photos – 12 reviews – Childcare…
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Places Charlotte, North Carolina Child Care Resources Inc. Posts. Child Care Resources Inc. 11 hrs ·. The first step in helping your child soar in reading takes just a few minutes! This tool is completely FREE for families with children in kindergarten through 4th grade.

North Carolina: Understanding and Finding Child Care | Childcare.gov
childcare.gov/state-resources?state=38
Find Child Care Now in North Carolina. Understanding and Finding Child Care. This section identifies resources at the state and local level, and the links will take you to websites outside of ChildCare.gov.

North Carolina – Child Care Aware® of America
www.childcareaware.org/state/north-carolina
Children with Special Needs. Additional Resources. Child Care and COVID-19. ECE Shared Resources North Carolina. A one-stop location for ECE professionals for policies, forms, regulations, guidance, discounts, and more to save time, reduce costs, and improve quality (Note: typically…

North Carolina Child Care Centers | Childcare Center Resources
childcarecenter.us/state/north_carolina
Find Preschools and Child Care Centers in North Carolina. Whether you prefer a larger preschool with an innovative early childhood curriculum or the cozy personalization of smaller daycare centers, there are North Carolina childcare centers to fit every preference and budget.

Resources – North Carolina Child Care Health Consultant Association
nccchcassociation.org/resources
The NC CCHCA is a membership association of Child Care Health Consultants (CCHCs) in North Carolina and other associated professionals. CCHCs are trained health professionals with education and experience in both child and community health and early care and education.

North Carolina Foster Care and Adoption – AdoptUSKids
www.adoptuskids.org/adoption-and-foster-care/how-to-adopt-and-foster/state-information/north-carolina
Information on North Carolina’s children. Upcoming events. State contact information. Contact us Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern Foster care and adoption licensing requirements. Foster or adoptive parents must be ready to give a child or children opportunities to develop to their…

Resources for North Carolina Child Care Providers During COVID-19…
childcareresourcecenter.org/ccrc-news/resources-for-north-carolina-child-care-providers-during-covid-19
Frontline health care providers. Child care program staff. Foodservice staff. Families of children who are homeless, receiving child welfare services, and/or in unstable or unsafe living arrangements. Others who are working to keep North Carolinians safe and healthy. Resources for North Carolina…

North Carolina Child Care Courses
cdatraining.org/northcarolina.html
North Carolina Child Care Provider Resources. For those of you interested in starting a daycare or home-based child care in North Carolina, please contact your licensing agency using the contact information below.

2019 North Carolina Child Care Workforce Study By County
www.childcareservices.org/research/workforce-studies/working-in-early-care-and-education-statewide-workforce-studies/2019-north-carolina-child-care-workforce-study
Early Childhood Homelessness. Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R). In 2019, with funding from the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE), Child Care Services Association (CCSA) conducted the North Carolina Early Childhood Workforce Study.