Audience: Families

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CCSA Staff

Early Intervention and Equity: What You Should Know

In the United States, every child three years of age and under is entitled to specialized support and intervention services in reaching developmental milestones if they have a developmental delay — that is, if they are meeting these milestones more slowly than expected or if they have a high probability of experiencing a delay due to a diagnosed condition. This important piece of legislation falls under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Part C) and is meant to provide a strong foundation for children and their families that will endure over the course of their lifetimes.

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CCSA
CCSA Staff

Celebrating Week of The Young Child!

In collaboration with Durham’s Partnership for Children, Child Care Services Association is celebrating the nationally recognized Week of the Young Child from April 1 to 7, 2023. The Week of the Young Child is a time to focus on early childhood education and celebrate the importance of the early years

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CCR&R
Christy Thalheimer

Don’t let searching for camps stress you out!

Read our planning guide for summer options. Use our Essentials for Choosing Summer Camps (en español) and Checklist (en español) publication as a guide to choosing the summer camps and activities for school-aged children and teens in the Triangle and beyond. In this publication from CCSA’s Child Care Referral Central

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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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