Child Care Resources Inc. provides technical assistance to help you enhance the quality of care you provide for children and families. Our specialists work at your site — with individual classrooms or your entire program — to help you meet short- or long-term goals, maintain higher quality, address your professional development needs, and support program start-up or corrective action requirements.
Technical assistance is guided by a collaboratively developed action plan to accomplish your goals. Support may be episodic or year-long, broadly or narrowly focused.
On Demand Technical Assistance
You can call CCRI for technical assistance with program- or classroom-level issues as they arise. Our specialists are well-versed to address a range of topics, such as:
This project provides training and technical assistance specifically for directors and teachers working with infants and toddlers in licensed child care programs. One of CCRI's specialists uses the appropriate Environment Rating Scale to assess your classroom/family child care home. Specialists work with you to develop an action plan with goals based on the results of this pre-assessment. Support includes in-depth training on the appropriate rating scale, classroom arrangement, developmentally appropriate indoor and outdoor activities, language development, and more.
As a child care director or teacher, you know that children's behaviors can be challenging. In fact, teachers report that children’s behavior is the single biggest challenge they face. While some behaviors are appropriate for children's developmental level, some behaviors can be challenging for classroom teachers to manage. CCRI's Healthy Social Behaviors in Child Care Centers project provides behavior-specific consultation, coaching, and training on preventing and addressing challenging behaviors and promoting children's social competencies. Behavior specialists work with you to enhance classroom management and implement Pyramid Model strategies to teach children pro-social skills.
Quality Every Day (QED) helps directors and teachers improve each child’s experience in the classroom through supportive adult-child interactions and high-quality learning environments. Specialists deliver in-depth training on a variety of topics and on-site coaching to help you achieve identified goals. A variety of tools guide the coaching process, including Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development, Environment Rating Scales, Program Administration Scale, and Business Administration Scale. QED partners with Central Piedmont Community College to deliver a 2-credit course on making the most of classroom interactions and also engages local wellness experts to support staff resilience. 3-, 4- and 5-star child care centers and family child care homes, as well as newly operating programs with a temporary license in Mecklenburg County, are eligible.
Each week, children (ages birth to 5) in your child care program bring home a different bag filled with four quality children's books for their families to read with them. Through "book cuddling" and read-aloud activities, children fall in love with reading on the laps of their parents. This early literacy and family bonding program fosters healthy brain development and school readiness.