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Publications for Parents & Families

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Compliance Counts: Understanding NC Child Care Laws & Regulations

How can you make an informed child care choice that works for your child and family? Compliance Counts, the first in a series of three brochures for parents, can help you! This overview includes information on child care licensing and program compliance, the benefits of licensed care, regulation by the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education and parents’ rights to review records, ask questions and report any problems or concerns.

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En Espanol

Quality Counts: Choosing Early Care & Education Programs

How can you recognize quality? This overview of what families should look for when searching for quality child care can help you. The second in a series of three brochures for parents, it presents the range of available early care and education program options, North Carolina’s child care licensing standards, information concerning your responsibilities as a parent or guardian and checklists of quality indicators to use when interviewing and visiting programs.

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En Espanol

Planning Counts: Good Planning…Great Child Care Experience

How can you be sure that your child gets the most out of his or her child care program? This overview of how families can transition children to a new child care setting or school can help you! The third in a series of three brochures for parents, Planning Counts includes tips for transition, back-up options for emergencies and communication strategies for building and sustaining relationships between parents and staff.

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En Espanol

The Daily Parent

This newsletter for working parents is brought to you by the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA). Click on the links below to download recent issues.

Issue 78 – Is My Child Safe?
Issue 77 – Why Does Child Care Cost So Much?
Issue 76 – Obesity
Issue 75 – Children with Challenging Behavior
Issue 74 – Your Child Knows Something Bad Is Happening
Issue 73 – Disasters Happen
Issue 72 – H1N1 Flu and Child Care
Issue 71 – Fire Safety at Home and in Child Care
Issue 70 – Moving on to Kindergarten

Tip Sheets

Child Care Resources Inc.’s Tip Sheets provide information, ideas and tips on a variety of parenting and child development topics and are available for download in PDF format. Click on the link below for a complete list of Tip Sheets!

Tip Sheets for Parents and Families

Making the Move to Kindergarten: A Guide for Families

Child Care Resources Inc. (CCRI) worked in partnership with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) to develop this publication for families with children who are getting ready for kindergarten. Available in English or Spanish. Click below for useful information to help your child make the move!

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En Espanol