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 NEW!  Child Development Milestone Tracker

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pleased to announce the launch of CDC’s Milestone Tracker – a free app for tracking every child’s development in a fun and easy way. This app adds to the popular suite of free, family-friendly materials available through CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. program.

The new app offers:

  • Interactive milestone checklists for children ages 2 months through 5 years, illustrated with photos and videos
  • Tips and activities to help children learn and grow
  • Information on when to act early and talk with a doctor about developmental delays
  • A personalized milestone summary that can be easily shared with the doctor and other care providers
  • Reminders for appointments and developmental screening

Learn more and get information on downloading the app at CDC’s Milestone Tracker website. The app is available in the iTunes App Store and on Google Play.




Applying for 2017-2018 NC PreK

NCPreK is the state-funded, part-day preschool program designed to provide at-risk four-year-old children with a quality early childhood education.  Information is now available on the application process for the 2017-2018 school year for NCPreK in Durham, Wake, and Alamance Counties.  Please see information below.  For NCPreK in Caswell, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, or Vance counties, please visit the websites linked below, call Child Care Referral Central at 855-EARLY-ED (855-327-5933) or find your county’s contact information here.

   download  2017-2018 Durham County NCPreK Information

   download  Orange County NCPreK Information

   download  2017-2018 Wake County NCPreK Information

   download  2017-2018 Alamance County NCPreK Information

   download  Caswell County NCPreK Information

   download  Franklin, Granville and Vance County NCPreK Information

   download  Person County NCPreK Information



Summer Options 2017 – Now Available!

SO 2017

Your guide to summer camps and activities for school-aged children in the Triangle and beyond. 

In this annual publication from CCSA and the News and Observer, you will find key information on how to select a summer program that best fits your family and child’s needs and interests, as well as listings of camps across the Triangle area and beyond. 

   download  Durham/Orange County Edition

   download  Wake County Edition 

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For free, customized referrals to summer camps tailored to your child’s age and interests, contact Child Care Referral Central at 855-EARLY-ED (855-327-5933).




The 2015 State of Child Care in the Triangle & State of Child Care in Region 12   

CCSA is pleased to release the biennial update to The State of Child Care in the Triangle report.  This report is designed to inform and educate all those invested in the availability, affordability and quality of area child care.

This year, CCSA is also pleased to provide a companion piece to our biennial Triangle report, addressing child care in the broader region.  This report provides data on Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance and Wake counties.  Like the Triangle report, this publication is intended to inform and educate the larger community on child care issues in the greater region beyond the Triangle.

2015 State of Child Care in the Triangle

2015 State of Child Care in Region 12

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