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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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CCSA
Logan Jackson

A Growing Legacy with Dionne Blackwell

Dionne Blackwell, the Director and Owner of Growing Legacy Early Learning Center, has been in the child care field for 14 years. What began as a summer job turned into “a passion and a motivator,” leading her to earn a degree in early childhood education. Dionne says that Child Care

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AWARD$
Logan Jackson

Appreciating AWARD$ Plus: A Ray of Sunshine

Wake County infant-toddler teacher Yvonne Blair-Burnette came to early childhood with a wealth of education and experience. With a Master’s Degree in Social Work and multiple early childhood semester hours, she worked for years in early childhood mental health. She visited various centers to help young children with developmental delays

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CCSA
Savion Thorne

Post Federal Continuing Resolution Funding: Need to Invest in Child Care

October 1 marks the start of the new federal fiscal year (FY2023). As has been customary over the past decade or longer, Congress has not approved individual appropriation bills that fund federal agencies and the programs they administer before the start of the fiscal year. Therefore, as in past years, Congress has approved a continuing resolution to keep programs operating and, in some cases, to provide additional funding rather than freeze current spending.

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Child Care Services Association Adds New T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship for Early Childhood Apprentices

Child Care Services Association’s T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® North Carolina Program announces its newest scholarship opportunity, the Associate Degree Scholarship for Early Childhood Apprentices. This scholarship was developed with the guidance and support of NC’s Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) to uniquely support the educational and experiential needs of apprentices statewide working in licensed programs that are participating in a Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program.

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CCSA Newsletter
CCSA Staff

CCSA Communicates: Fall 2022 Edition

Read the latest edition of CCSA Communicates, where you can see all of our activity, successes and plans. Highlights from this edition include: A New Chapter for CCSA’s Leadership AWARD$ Becomes AWARD$ Plus New Birth to 3 Quality Initiative CCSA’s Board Member Highlight Durham Pre-K Governance Leadership National News and

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