In April, Child Care Services Association released an issue brief, Addressing the Early Childhood Workforce Crisis Through Stabilization Grants, which summarized the important role that NC Early Childhood Stabilization Grants have played in supporting child care programs statewide. Five case studies demonstrated the ways in which these funds have been invested such as supporting operating costs and increasing staff pay and benefits.
As welcome and helpful as the NC Early Childhood Stabilization Grants have been, the ongoing pandemic continues to impact the child care industry. This week we feature The Children’s Room, a five-star family child care home in Durham, North Carolina. The Children’s Room is licensed for 24-hour shift care and can serve up to 24 children, enrolling eight children per shift, including five preschool-age children under age 5 and three school-age children.
See how these grants, which will end in April 2023 when public dollars run out, have helped child care programs in North Carolina.