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This website provides a wealth of information about Child Care in North Carolina. If you need additional information, the resources below may be helpful to you.

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North Carolina Smart Start Partnerships for Children
Provides support to improve the quality, accessibility and availability of child care for NC children and families. Also provides health and family support services to ensure children are healthy and ready to succeed in school. Services vary by county. Many partnerships provide grants and scholarships for subsidized child care. Contact Information: 919.821.7999 or for the name/contact of your local partnership

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NC Healthy Start Foundation
Leads statewide efforts to reduce infant deaths and prematurity by promoting healthy pregnancies, behaviors that reduce risks, and access to publicly funded child health insurance programs through award winning public education campaigns and outreach initiatives.

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The N.C. Back to Sleep Campaign
Coordinated by the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation, the campaign leads the statewide effort to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

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The Nutrition Services Branch of the NC Women and Children's Health Section works to promote sound nutrition habits among infants, children and women in their childbearing years.

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Healthy Child Care America
A collaborative effort of health professionals, child care providers, and families working in partnership to improve the health and well being of children in child care settings.

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National Family Child Care Association
The mission of NAFCC is to support the profession of family child care and to encourage high-quality care for children.

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National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families: ZERO TO THREE
An organization whose aim is to strengthen and support families, practitioners, and communities to promote the healthy development of babies and toddlers.

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Consumer Product Safety Commission
This site contains a list of all recalled products.

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National Child Care Information Center
A national resource center that links information and people to complement, enhance, and promote the child care delivery system, working to ensure that all children and families have access to high-quality comprehensive services.


National Center for Early Development and Learning
NCEDL focuses on enhancing the cognitive, social, and emotional development of children from birth through age eight.

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National Parent Information Network
The mission of NPIN is to provide access to research-based information about the process of parenting and about family involvement in education.

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National Network for Child Care
NNCC's mission is to increase and strengthen the quality of nonparental care environments using the expertise of Cooperative Extension's nationwide dissemination system.

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More at Four
is a community-based education initiative designed to prepare at-risk four-year-olds in North Carolina for success in kindergarten.

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A Free Resource Guide for Families With Children Who Have Special Needs.

Center for Missing and Exploited Children Logo The National Center for Missing & Exploited Childrenís (NCMEC)

mission is to help prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation; help find missing children; and assist victims of child abduction and sexual exploitation, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

Hotline:1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
created this web site to give school-age children tips on how to develop healthy eating habits and engage in more physical activity.

Communities in Schools Logo Communities In School (CIS) supports the development of collaborative community strategies to improve the way existing services reach students and families. Contact your local board of education or visit CIS website at for local contact information.
Boys and Girls Clubs Logo In every community children sometimes find themselves at home with no adult care or supervision. Boys & Girls Club provides a safe place to learn and grow with caring, adult professionals and life-enhancing programs and character development. Visit Boys & Girl Clubs website for local contact information at
Head Start and Early Head Start Logo Early Head Start and Head Start are federally funded, comprehensive preschool programs designed to meet the emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs of families and children. Early Head Start serves children birth through three, and low-income pregnant women. Head Start serves children three to five and their families.


Head Start and Early Head Start help develop social competencies in children and promotes self-sufficiency through a family-focused approach. Contact NC HSSCO, Office of School Readiness, at (919) 431-2005 or visit the website at for programs in your area.
East Coast Migrant Head Start Project Logo East Coast Migrant Head Start Project (ECMHSP) is a private, non-profit agency established in 1974 to provide continuity of Head Start services to children of migrant farm workers, age six weeks to compulsory school age) on the east coast of the United States. ECMHSP delivers services either through contracts or by operating its own center-based operations. ECMHSP is committed to preparing children for success by providing holistic, high quality early childhood education in a nurturing, culturally sensitive environment, and by advocating for children and families in their other areas of need. Contact Information: Raleigh Regional Office 919-420-0334 or Fax: 919-783-8368 or visit the website at for programs in your area.
Even Start Logo Even Start provides early childhood education, adult literacy (adult basic and secondary-level education and instruction for English language learners [ELLs]), parenting education, and interactive parent-child literacy activities for participating families with children ages birth through seven. Projects operate year-round and provide staff training and support services, such as child care and transportation, when unavailable from other sources, to enable participation in core education activities. Contact Khari Garvin, Director, NC HSSCO, Office of School Readiness, at (919) 431-2005 or visit the website at for programs in your area.
21st Century Community Learning Centers Logo The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) is a federal initiative that funds outside of school programs at in community learning centers for low-income students in rural areas and students who attend high-poverty and low performing schools. Contact 21st CCLC at 919.807.3943 or visit the website at for programs in your area.
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Toxic pesticides are over-used in North Carolina and around the world, polluting our food, water and our bodies. Toxic Free NC fights pesticide pollution in North Carolina by advocating for common-sense alternatives that protect our health and environment. We are an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization -- North Carolinaís only organization working to put people before pesticides. Children are more vulnerable to the harmful effects of toxic chemicals like pesticides. Toxic Free NC is working with parents, schools, childcare centers and health advocates to replace toxic pesticides with low-cost, common-sense pest management methods. To obtain additional information, visit Toxic Free NCís website at or contact Billie Karel at (919) 833-1123.

NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center Logo NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center

Promotes safe and healthy environments for children in child care settings. Our toll free number, 1-800-367-2229, is part of the NC Family Health Resource Line. Information, resources, and referrals to the child care communities are provided in both English and Spanish. We provide consultation and technical assistance for Child Care Health Consultants and other professionals working with child care programs.

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