A Message from CCSA’s President

As of Wednesday, March 18, Child Care Services Association (CCSA) will be closed to public walk-ins and face-to-face appointments. Stay tuned for updates.

Please be patient as we navigate through these uncertain times. Our goal is to keep our staff and community safe, continue business operations in service of our mission and do our part to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

Staff will be able to assist you during CCSA’s regular business hours. Please review the specific department you are trying to reach below for the correct email and phone number to contact. Calls will go directly to voicemail and a service representative will reply as soon as possible.

For Families

Child Care Referral Central Services, a free referral program, is monitoring child care program closures as well as programs that may have additional capacity. During this time, all in-person family education seminars are canceled until further notice. Contact us at:

For questions about the Durham PreK application or child pre-K placement, contact us at:

For Providers

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship NC:
The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® scholarship program team is currently providing limited services and supports remotely to current and prospective scholarship recipients and sponsors. Please call or email us and a scholarship program representative will follow up with you as soon as possible.

T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center:

Child Care WAGE$® :

Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$®:

For questions about the Durham PreK Site RFA process or other general Durham PreK questions, contact us at:

Meal Services Program:
We are still delivering meals to participating child care centers through our Meal Services Program. We are taking extreme caution to ensure the cleanliness of our kitchens and following CDC and EPA guidelines.

Technical Assistance Department:

Professional Development Department:
All professional development and training workshops are available virtually. In-person sessions are canceled until further notice. Please view our training calendar here.

Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP):

If you are the media, please contact the Communications Department at 919-578-1593 or email us.

To contact CCSA’s Research Department, please call 919-967-3272, option 6 or email us.

For general questions, please call CCSA’s main number at 919-967-3272, option 0 or email us.

The health and well-being of our staff is of the utmost importance to us, particularly during the complex and evolving COVID-19 outbreak. As the situation continues to change, CCSA will continue to care for our people and serve our partners, particularly those who continue to be on the front lines of caring for children and families.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work through this evolving public health emergency. 



Marsha Basloe, President
Child Care Services Association

P.S. Go here for more resources regarding public health and safety, food resources, online educational tools to help in the classroom and home and more.