Directors are an integral part of the child care system. It is important that these providers be considered professionals who create the very best environment for young children to grow, develop and enter school ready to learn. CCSA offers a variety of professional development and compensation opportunities for child care providers and encourages providers to enroll in early childhood courses at local community colleges or universities.
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.
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.