Child Care Resources Inc. was founded in 1982 to advance opportunity for working families and their children, and to help create, sustain, and improve a system of quality early care and education for all those who rely on it.
Our priority has always been to serve those who are most vulnerable. In Charlotte, in North Carolina, and across the country, those who are most vulnerable are disproportionately women, children, and families of color -- denied opportunity resulting from generations of institutionalized and systemic racism.
Child Care Resources Inc. stands against racism. Dismantling 400 years of racism requires intentional actions. The path ahead begins with listening to and learning from those whose voices have not been heard and from whom power has been largely denied. CCRI stands ready to listen, to learn, to self-examine, and to continue working toward the reversal of opportunity denied.
Mission and History
Who We Are
Child Care Resources Inc. ("CCRI") is the go-to source for early care and education and school-age child care in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union, Rowan, and Stanly counties in North Carolina.
What We Do
We work to increase access to the kinds of early learning experiences that promote children's success in school and in life.
Why It Matters
When it comes to early learning, the first 5 years of a child's life matter most.
Young children learn best when they have consistent, nurturing relationships with adults who care, whether at home or away from home — and most children under age 6 live in homes where all parents present work. With quality child care, parents can go to work with peace of mind – knowing their children are being well cared for, learning, and growing every day – and children can access the kinds of early learning opportunities that help prepare them to succeed in school.
But child care is costly, particularly for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. In fact, child care tuition is higher than tuition at our state's public colleges and universities. Still, child care tuition and fees barely generate enough revenue for program operators to recruit and retain the staff necessary to achieve and sustain high quality.
Families and child care programs need help to make child care work better… for all who rely on it.