Audience: Families

CCRC
CCR&R
Christy Thalheimer

It’s Never too Early to Advocate for your Child

By Katherine Toro Guerrero & Cecilia Gaytan Avila, Family Support PreK Being an advocate means knowing how to ensure that your child gets the help he or she needs to be successful. For children who experience learning difficulties, it’s never too early to start looking for ways to help them

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CCR&R
Christy Thalheimer

2023-2024 Pre-K Applications

When, where and how to Apply! NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) is the state-funded, part-day preschool program designed to provide at-risk four-year-old children with a quality early childhood education. Download a PDF with information on how to apply for NC Pre-K in your county. Information includes registration dates for the 2023-2024 school

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CCSA
CCSA Staff

Investing in Early Childhood Education — Investing in the Economy

Child care demand continues to rise, but the workforce hasn’t fully recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic. The early childhood education (ECE) workforce faces higher operating costs, minimal staff and increasing attrition rates. This leaves parents with fewer options for child care – the question becomes less what will be most beneficial for the child, but instead which facility has the shortest waitlist.

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CCSA
Savion Thorne

A Deep Impact on Children and Families: CCSA’s 2022 Annual Report

In this annual report, you will see the remarkable work child care providers have done to give children the stability and certainty they need during a time when instability still controls every aspect of our lives. You will also see the efforts of our great CCSA staff to continue their work with children, families and child care programs as we see through this pandemic.

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CCSA
CCSA Staff

President Dr. Kristi Snuggs Begins Her Tenure at CCSA

Dr. Kristi Snuggs has officially joined us as Child Care Services Association’s (CCSA) new President, leading our staff and driving the overall vision of CCSA. Prior to this role, Dr. Snuggs was the Deputy Director of the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE). In this role, she

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CCSA
Savion Thorne

Revisiting CCSA’s Strategic Plan – The First 18 Months

In 2021, CCSA’s Board of Directors adopted a three-year strategic plan with a new mission and a first-ever vision and set of core values, all of which are found here. Focused both externally on the ECE workforce and building awareness and internally on our infrastructure and systems, its goals include:

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