|The quality of early care and education a young child receives has been shown to dramatically impact his or her social, emotional, physical and intellectual development, and ultimately success in school and life. CCSA provides support to child care centers and family child care homes as they work to improve program practices and standards in an effort to increase or maintain higher star-ratings.|
What are the foundational beliefs of CCSA’s Technical Assistance (TA)?
We recognize the individual needs and goals of child care programs and tailor our services to meet the unique aspects of each site. We use a partnership approach to program change by building strong working relationships with our providers. We are committed to using research based teaching practices to improve early education settings. We also believe that sustained program quality requires ongoing professional development and seek to connect early childhood professionals with resources to enhance their skills and knowledge.
Why Enroll in TA?
Technical Assistance includes:
What does it cost?
Your time and commitment to quality improvement is the only cost. This is a free service. TA services are funded through a variety of sources which include the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education, Durham’s Partnership for Children, Orange County Partnership for Young Children, and United Way of the Greater Triangle.
Is your program eligible?
Yes, if you:
Technical Assistance Interest Applications:
Durham County TA Application
To Learn More, call 919-403-6950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to register for a CLASS™ Assessment.
Partnership. A real TA Story
“As a Technical Assistance Specialist I want to partner with child care providers and support their work. Every program has the ability to provide children with the best learning experience, but may need support and resources. I spend time working with providers to get to know their needs and we develop an individualized plan.
One 2-star family child care home recently wanted to work on improvements but was terrified of going through the Environmental Rating Scales. It took may months of encouraging. We got her connected with a T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® scholarship. We helped her understand developmentally appropriate practices and discussed her classroom and her own schoolwork. She qualified for a grant to purchase materials and we did some room arrangement to enhance the environment. The parents noticed the changes and were giving more positive feedback.
When she got her score from the Environment Rating Scales assessment, I was so proud. She moved from a 2-star to a 4-star license. She is continuing to go to school and will soon be a 5-star program.
TA Specialists are the bridge between the different components of child care. We’re resources. What we don’t know we’ll figure out together -working in partnership.”
– Beverly Williams, TA Specialist
What are directors saying about TA services:
Technical Assistance services are supported by the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education, with additional support from Durham’s Partnership for Children – a Smart Start Initiative, Orange County Partnership for Young Children, United Way of the Greater Triangle, and Wake County Smart Start.