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CCSA
CCSA Staff

Thank you for a wonderful 2023!

As we prepare for CCSA’s 50th Anniversary in 2024, we look back at and reflect on the exciting year that 2023 was at CCSA! Over the past year, we have bolstered our work with community, state, and national partners and have been able to make a significant impact on alleviating

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CCSA
CCSA Staff

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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CCSA Staff

Healthy Child Celebrations: Drop the Sugar!

Can you remember a birthday party that did not have cake, cupcakes, or some kind of sweet treat? Food can be a great way to bring people together for fellowship and to celebrate the joys of life. Unfortunately, our society’s preference for sugary treats at celebrations could be one of the contributing factors to childhood obesity.

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Infant-Toddlers
CCSA Staff

What is Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health?

According to the North Carolina Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Association (NCIMHA), infant and early childhood mental health is the developing capacity of the child from birth to 5 years old to form close and secure adult and peer relationships; experience, manage, and express a full range of emotions; and explore the environment and learn all in the context of family, community, and culture (Brunton, 2023). Shaped by cultural expectations and community resources, these skills are built in the early years within relationships with nurturing, consistent and responsive caregivers.

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AWARD$ Plus
CCSA Staff

Appreciating AWARD$ Plus: Doris Lee

Doris Lee is a Dare County Early Childhood Professional and onsite Administrator of a 4 star licensed facility. She is a strong advocate for Early Childhood and strives every day to be an influential resource to her fellow teachers, the children and their families as she serves in the field. She wants to raise awareness about how child care needs are not being met, including fair compensation for early educators, and the resources that are not available. Doris said, “AWARD$ Plus allows me to be able to take care of my financial obligations along with my living expenses. Our line of work deserves competitive wages for teachers and administrators to feel appreciated and respected as they fight the good fight. Early childhood educators shouldn’t be financially struggling to maintain the basics of everyday life all because they chose to work with children.” 

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