Testimonials

CCSA
Jennifer Gioia

“Perfect Timing”: How CCSA’s COVID-19 Relief Fund Made a Significant Difference for Child Care Programs Across N.C.

Awarded child care programs share the impact of the grant first-hand: “…The timing [of the CCSA COVID-19 Relief Fund] was perfect. It came at a point in time where there was a lot of uncertainty and a lot of demand for us to stay open, but we didn’t know what that was supposed to look like and we weren’t getting a lot of guidance.”

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Testimonials
CCSA Staff

I am WAGE$: Ellen Devenny

Determined. Dedicated. Committed. Those are just a few words that describe Child Care WAGE$® participant, Ellen Devenny. Ellen is an assistant teacher at a five-star private NC Pre-K center in Gaston County, and graduated in May 2019 with an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education with a 4.0 GPA. She walked across the stage at age 62.

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Testimonials
CCSA Staff

I am WAGE$: Julie Delair

Julie Delair said, “I think the Child Care WAGE$® Program is very important, especially as an incentive to keep educators in the field.”

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Testimonials
CCSA Staff

I am WAGE$: Maria Milla’s Story

“WAGE$ helps everybody. It helps children have the same teachers. Children feel safe, secure and happier. It helps parents feel more trust… It helps the teachers a lot.” — Maria Mill

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Testimonials
CCSA Staff

I am WAGE$: Naukisha Wray-Darity

“WAGE$ has helped me want to continue on with school…pay for child care and feed my kids,” said Naukisha Wray-Darity, a CCSA Child Care WAGE$ recipient.

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