childcare enhancement
Did you know that 60% of parents in Johnston County work outside the home? Childcare providers are essential to our economy, as well as the school readiness of our children. As with any other small business, the cost of maintaining and enhancing quality is high. We believe childcare development centers deserve some help and we offer it for free.

In 2018 – 2019, we served 49 childcare facilities (Centers & Homes).

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Assistance for Childcare Centers

Our Child Care Resource and Referral program is staffed by professionals who enjoy working hands-on in the classroom, helping teachers implement new ideas, activities and learning opportunities. It is a privilege to assist dedicated and hard working teachers. We work side-by-side as partners to incorporate enhancements to their classrooms.

The first step in the process is an assessment of the center as a whole – we look at activities, equipment, child/teacher interactions. We get to see the strengths and best practices, and identify any gaps that might need reinforcement. We review the assessment with the childcare center director or owner and discuss next steps. 

The North Carolina Rated License Assessment Project provides videos on the assessment process.

Because we are very familiar with state licensing criteria and NC’s star ranking system, we can quickly help childcare centers prioritize their objectives. Though we provide all our services free of charge, depending on the assessment and the center’s goals, there may be costs involved for equipment, books, toys, etc. The childcare center is responsible for the cost of any such purchase.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services provides information on licensing.

Once a plan is established, our staff comes on-site to the center and works with teachers to implement enhancements and changes to their classroom routine. The normal duration of the enhancement program is spread over 6 months to a year. We will also establish a maintenance schedule with you and stop back to check your progress.  Our goal is the same as yours, to help the children of Johnston County develop into healthy, socially skilled kids who have a love for learning.

Free Enhancement Help

Complete the form below if you are interested in receiving free assistance from our center.