Aid for Child Care Drops When It Is Needed Most

Click here to read the story in the New York Times

Regional Training Calendar


Improving the Odds – Prioritizing Education Even (and Especially) Before Kindergarten

Click to read remarks made by David Lawrence Jr., chair of The Children’s Movement of Florida and nationally-recognized child advocate. On Feb. 7, Lawrence addressed a group of interested community members gathered in uptown Charlotte to discuss the value of investment in early education, even during a budget crisis.
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For the Record – no one year is “magic bullet” but Bright Beginnings is effective

Click to read this viewpoint that ran in The Charlotte Observer on Feb. 8, 2011.

Unwise strategy to balance budget on backs of children

That’s the Viewpoint published in today’s Charlotte Observer, submitted by Janet Singerman, president of Child Care Resources Inc. Click link to read Viewpoint

New Brochures for Parents!

Compliance Counts: Understanding NC Child Care Laws & Regulations

Quality Counts: Choosing Early Care & Education Programs

Planning Counts: Good Planning…Great Child Care Experience

Ready, Set, Go! Kindergarten Transition Video Series Available

Will you be helping preschool-age children transition to kindergarten this summer? Be sure to check out Ready, Set, Go!, CCRI’s Kindergarten Transition Video Series and Toolkit for early care and education practitioners and parents and families of rising kindergartners. All three videos are available on DVD (in English and Spanish) through Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library and CCRI’s Traveling Family and Teacher Resource Center. The third video – Making the Move to Kindergarten – is designed especially for preschool children to watch with their families, so when the times comes, they will know what to expect in school. Be sure to get your copy to share with children and families this summer!

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