Professional
Development Services

Training

CCRI works with child care programs and early educators to build knowledge and skills that can improve teaching practices and learning environments, resulting in higher quality care for children served. CCRI offers a variety of credit-bearing professional development workshops each month for early care and education and school-age child care professionals. See our training calendar for complete listing of sessions offered by topic and date.

Training topics include:

Use our online training calendar to register for training events. (View our online training calendar or Register Now)

Technical Assistance

Help. When and where you need it.

CCRI offers individualized support to early childhood professionals. We can help you understand high-quality programming and solutions to situations that arise in your facility as they occur.

For more information, please call us at 704.376.6697 or send us an email.

Program Start-Up

Ready. Set. Start Your Program.

If you are interested in opening a family child care home, please visit the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) website to register for a Family Child Care Pre-Licensing Workshop. This one-day session will provide a comprehensive review of the North Carolina Child Care Requirements and participants will receive critical information to operate a family child care home. Once you have decided to open a family child care home, send us an email if you would like technical assistance.

Special Projects

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If you have a quality improvement goal for yourself, your staff, or your program, CCRI can help you get there. Join one of our quality initiatives to access professional development supports delivered by CCRI’s specialists.

A complete interactive list of our special projects can be viewed here (coming soon).

Conferences & Institutes

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As a part of Child Care Resource’s Training & Technical Assistance services, we plan and manage specialized conferences and institutes each year, representing the diverse number of topics in the child care and early learning and development field. Our management of those programs reflects our commitment to providing exceptional experiences to early care and education professionals. If you are interested in more information about our conferences and institutes, please call 704.376.6697.

Resource Materials

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Ready. Set. Go!

Everything you need to help children and families transition to kindergarten!

The Ready, Set, Go! DVD series provides support at every stage of transition and is appropriate for families, caregivers, and teachers of young children birth through age five.

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Financial Resources

Child Care Financial Aid Program

CCRI administers child care financial aid to help income-eligible families afford the cost of quality child care. If you would like to participate in CCRI’s Child Care Financial Aid program, please contact us.

Child & Adult Care Food Program

The Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a financial assistance program that promotes good nutrition and healthy eating. As an extension of the National School Lunch Act, CACFP is intended to assist child care facilities with the cost of providing nutritious meals and snacks and improve the quality of nutrition and eating habits of children.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities. )
or at any USDA office, or call (866)632-9992 to request the form. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.acr.usda.gov/compliant_filing_cust.htm.
You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter by mail to. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax to (202)690-7442 or by email to program.intake@usda.gov.

TEACH Wages

The Child Care WAGE$® Project provides education-based salary supplements to low-paid teachers, directors, and family child care providers working with children ages birth to five. The project is designed to provide preschool children more stable relationships with better-educated teachers by rewarding teacher education and continuity of care. The Child Care WAGE$® Project is offered throughout North Carolina as a funding collaboration between local Smart Start Partnerships and the Division of Child Development and Early Education. Click here for more information and to apply.