The NC Child Care Resource and Referral Council (Child Care Resources Inc., Child Care Services Association and Southwestern Child Development Commission) provides management and oversight of the state’s fourteen Regional Lead Agencies to ensure the delivery of high-quality CCR&R Core Services and access to special initiatives statewide. The mission of the NC Child Care Resource and Referral Council is to partner with the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (NCDCDEE) and the NC CCR&R regions to support a strong child care resource and referral statewide system that delivers essential research-based and data-driven services that enable families, practitioners and communities to recognize, support and access high quality, affordable, child and family-centered early care and education and school-age child care services.
CCR&R Council News
The reason this pandemic economy is particularly challenging for the child care workforce is that for decades, child care was one of the lowest-paid jobs across occupations. A permanent solution to the child care workforce wage and benefit challenge is needed. Economic recovery and growth depend on it.
A new survey finds that NC child care providers are finding it difficult to hire and retain qualified staff as the state continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Better Together!” was the theme of this year’s CCR&R Institute. People congregated, enjoyed each other’s company, learned how to excel at our jobs, rejuvenated and explored how implicit bias affects early childhood education.