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The Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies

Technical assistance programs designed to help providers develop quality child care programs. Your local agency may also be able to assist you in finding out about local funding sources or resources to assist with program improvements. Specific programs vary by county. All counties do not have their own agency; some agencies cover multiple counties.


Child Care in North Carolina Brochure

Child Care in NC  Resources

Search Here for the location of the agency serving your area.

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NC Subsidized Child Care System

Allows licensed Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes to receive payment for child care services provided for families who are eligible for child care subsidy services through a locally administered state-supervised voucher system.

Your local department of social services or county child care contacts.

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Smart Start Partnerships for Children

Provides support to improve the quality, accessibility and availability of child care for NC children and families. Also provides health and family support services to ensure children are healthy and ready to succeed in school. Services vary by county. Many partnerships provide grants and technical assistance to improve the quality of care.

919.821.7999 or for the name/contact of your local partnership.


Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Provides reimbursement to licensed caregivers for meals and supplements (snacks) served to children enrolled in a Child Care Center or Family Child Care Home.

Nutrition Services Branch, 1914 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1914, Phone: 919.707.5799 or for information on your local contact.

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Self-Help Credit Union


Provides loans to help child care providers get started, expand, buy equipment and real estate, and upgrade quality. Providers serving children receiving subsidy may qualify for a special low-interest loan program.

800.476.7428 or for more information.

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T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Project

Comprehensive scholarships help pay the cost of tuition, books, and travel, may insure paid release time, require compensation incentives and encourage retention for child care providers working on a credential or degree in early childhood education or child development.

Child Care WAGE$® 

Salary supplements that are linked to the education level of participants are paid every six months as long as participants remain in child care program.

Child Care Services Association, P.O. Box 231 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 or call 919.967.3272 or

Partnerships for Inclusion Logo Partnerships for Inclusion 

Provides technical assistance to support the inclusion of young children with disabilities, ages birth through five, in all aspects of community life, including child care.

Pat Wesley 919.962.7356 or

American Association of Poison Control Centers Logo American Association of Poison Control Centers 

Promotes the reduction of injury, illness, and death from poisonings through public and professional education and scientific research. Promotes universal access to certified regional poison centers.

800.222.1222 or visit their website at

NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center Logo NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center

Promotes safe and healthy environments for children in child care settings. Our toll free number, 1-800-367-2229, is part of the NC Family Health Resource Line. Information, resources, and referrals to the child care communities are provided in both English and Spanish. We provide consultation and technical assistance for Child Care Health Consultants and other professionals working with child care programs.

800.367.2229 or www.healthychildcarenc.orgfor the name/contact of Child Care Health Consultants and for health and safety information and resource.

Center for Missing and Exploited Children Logo National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s (NCMEC)

mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Charles B. Wang International Children's Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3175
Phone: 703-274-3900
Fax: 703-274-2200
Hotline:1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

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Toxic pesticides are over-used in North Carolina and around the world, polluting our food, water and our bodies. Toxic Free NC fights pesticide pollution in North Carolina by advocating for common-sense alternatives that protect our health and environment. We are an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization -- North Carolina’s only organization working to put people before pesticides. Children are more vulnerable to the harmful effects of toxic chemicals like pesticides. Toxic Free NC is working with parents, schools, childcare centers and health advocates to replace toxic pesticides with low-cost, common-sense pest management methods. To obtain additional information, visit Toxic Free NC’s website at

Billie Karel

(919) 833-1123

Institute for Child Development Professionals

The Institute has since its inception in 1993 focused its efforts on building a comprehensive professional development and recognition system that links education and compensation for the over 45,000 early educators in our state. The Institute is the certifying body for NC early educators working with children ages birth to twelve in out of home settings through its Early Educator Certification process. The work of the Institute addresses a very important need in our state – to support the development of an educated child care workforce to provide healthy, safe and stimulating environments and experiences for over a quarter million young children and their families.

Debra Torrence, Director

(919) 442-1942

ECE Shared Resources

NC ECE Shared Resources is an easy-to-use, on-line web 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. Subscription required.

Kim Rowe

(704) 376-6697 x251

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