Whether you’re in need of educational scholarships, wage and scholarship support, technical assistance and professional development or help with providing healthy beginnings in your child care program—CCSA programs make it easy for those working with young children to get support locally, statewide and nationally.
How CCSA Helps
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship NC provides debt-free college education with comprehensive scholarships for the early education workforce.
The Child Care WAGE$® program provides tiered education-based salary supplements to teachers, directors and family child care educators in North Carolina. The goal is better-educated teachers and better outcomes for children.
Modeled after WAGE$, Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® focuses on infant-toddler teachers and family child care providers in all 100 N.C. counties. Low-paid educators working with children from birth through two may be eligible for salary supplements.
CCSA provides technical assistance and support to child care centers and family child care homes as they work to improve program practices and standards in an effort to increase or maintain higher star-ratings.
The Infant Toddler Quality Enhancement Project improves the quality and availability of infant and toddler care in North Carolina. The program team serves all 100 N.C. counties through specialists providing technical assistance for child care programs.
Looking for affordable and nutritious child care catering? Following USDA guidelines, CCSA Meal Services provides two tasty and nutritious meals plus a snack per day to children enrolled in participating child care centers.
CCSA can help your facility improve the nutritional status of young children by supporting your participation in the Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP).
Help prevent childhood obesity. Start promoting healthy behaviors early through healthy eating and active play with Shape NC. Available in Orange and Durham counties.
Durham PreK improves the quality of preschool programs in Durham County by providing financial support and training opportunities for teachers while increasing eligibility and accessibility for families to enroll their children.
The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center provides leadership in the early childhood education field to states across the country and to our nation’s policymakers and helps ensure accountability and successful outcomes for all T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® and Child Care WAGE$® initiatives across the country.
Homelessness jeopardizes the health, development and education of young children. Provide help and learn more with CCSA’s services.
NC ECE Shared Resources is an easy-to-use, online platform created for child care program owners, administrators and classroom teachers to be a “one-stop-shop” that will save you time, money and help you continuously improve the quality of your services.
- The early childhood workforce has stepped up to help others work despite the risks to their own health. Many are barely holding on because they are operating at 50% capacity, which cannot sustain the child care industry. Is there a positive in all of this?
- “I do worry about the child care industry. I worry about what is going to happen even if we can reopen. Will there be enough children who can come? And how can you charge parents who are not working? What will all this mean for the families and for my staff?”
- 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.