We offer a wide range of services to the integral part of the child care system: Providers. We’re here to help educators and directors provide high-quality services.

How can we help?

Financial Assistance

Just getting started in child care? We can provide assistance with educational scholarships.

Apply for our T.E.A.C.H. NC program.

Early educators working with children birth to five in participating counties may be eligible for education-based salary supplements.

Learn more about Child Care WAGE$® and how to apply.

Full-time educators working with children birth through age two may be eligible for education-based salary supplements.

Learn more about Infant-Toddler Educator AWARD$® Plus and how to apply.

Program Development

Need help getting parents to find your facility?

List your program information in CCSA’s Child Care Referral Central.

Child care can be challenging. We offer coaching, technical assistance, and professional development.

Improve your program with CCSA’s Technical Assistance.

Broaden your professional development opportunities with CCSA.

Focused on early care for children ages birth to three?

Get consulting and training with the Birth-to-Three Quality Initiative.

Healthy Beginnings

Looking for affordable and nutritious child care center catering?

spoonFULL, formerly CCSA Meal Services, can provide high-quality meals for your facility.

Did you know financial assistance is available to improve young children’s nutrition?

We can sponsor you for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Help prevent childhood obesity.

Start promoting healthy behaviors early with Shape NC.

Facing challenging behaviors in your facility?

Learn about the Healthy Social Behaviors Initiative.

Help support the well-being of young children and their families experiencing homelessness.

Provide help with CCSA’s Early Childhood Homelessness Resources.

COVID-19 & NC Child Care Operation Status

Schools and many child care programs are closing due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Help us inform parents about your availability or closure. Update your program’s open/closed status. Provider Profile Portal Quick Start Guide

News for Providers

  • 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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  • Appreciating AWARD$ Plus: Veronica Pigford

    Veronica Pigford loves working with two-year-olds, but she didn’t start with this age group. “I came here for a summer job when I was working in the public school system and I just fell in love with infants and toddlers,” Veronica said. “I love all the children, but I am so happy working with the twos. They love you so much. They cling to you. They appreciate you and are eager to learn new things. I really like being part of that.”
    Continue reading Appreciating AWARD$ Plus: Veronica Pigford »

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Additional Resources

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