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 five 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.