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Are You Interested in Opening a New High Quality Child Care Center?

On behalf of Durham County, Child Care Services Association (CCSA) issues a Request for Applications (RFA) to lease and operate an on-site child care center located at 300 East Main Street, Durham, NC.
The facility will be on the first floor of the 300 East Main Street Redevelopment. The child care center will serve approximately 86 students (dependent upon age) and is being constructed as part of the affordable housing wrapper constructed by Laurel Street Residential (LSR).

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The Impact of Sleep Hygiene on Your Mental and Physical Health

Sleep hygiene refers to healthy habits, behaviors and environmental factors that can be adjusted to help you have a good night’s sleep. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. However, 1 in 3 adults report not getting enough sleep or rest

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Local Child Care Centers Donate Art for CCSA’s 50th Anniversary Gala

On Saturday, May 18, 2024, Child Care Services Association (CCSA) will be hosting our 50th anniversary gala at Cloth Mill at Eno River in Hillsborough, NC. We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate all that CCSA has accomplished in partnership with employees, families, child care educators, community partners, and friends.

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Meet Emmanuel Paul

Welcome to our employee spotlight series where we showcase the incredible individuals who contribute to the success of Child Care Services Association (CCSA). Today, we are thrilled to introduce you to Emmanuel Paul, our esteemed Chief Business Services Officer. Join us as we delve into Emmanuel’s journey at CCSA, gain insights into his evolving perspective of our organization, and discover the invaluable impact he has made over the years.

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Why is Professional Development Important and Why Do I Need a Plan?

Professional development (PD) is key in any specialized career. By participating in professional development opportunities, you are able to increase your knowledge about a topic, learn new ideas and implement new strategies to advance your line of work forward. PD also shows a level of commitment to and respect for your occupation. In the field of early care and learning, PD “requires knowledge of how children grow and develop, skills to communicate effectively with children and parents, and a great amount of dedication and love for the work” (NCICDP, 2001).

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Observations and Meaningful Change

When working with one of our skilled Birth-to-Three Specialist (B-3S) coaches, Practice-Based Coaching (PBC) participants get the benefit of supportive and constructive feedback related to their teaching and administrative practices. This feedback has the potential to not only improve quality in the child care facility, but increase professionalism and a sense of wellbeing for staff, children and families through development of a warm and nurturing environment. An essential part of the feedback process is regular PBC participant observation to understand the impact of classroom change as it occurs. Many participants ask for the reasoning behind our diligent observation efforts. In this article, we unpack how these observations work logistically, what they are intended to do and why they are essential to helping our project enhance our coaching services.

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Meet Allison Miller

In our employee spotlight series, we highlight some of the wonderful people who make Child Care Services Association a success.

Meet Allison Miller and learn about her perspective of CCSA and how it has changed over the years.

As we celebrate our 50th year, learn about the profound impact of our staff’s commitment to CCSA and everyone we serve.

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