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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.

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

Office of Early Learning
provides information about other community based preschool programs in North Carolina such as Head Start, Title I, Even Start and Preschool Exceptional Children.

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North Carolina Smart Start
North Carolina's early childhood inititative committed to making sure that every child arrives at school healthy and ready to succeed.

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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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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.


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

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Let's Move!
A comprehensive national initiative with tips for families and providers on how to develop healthy eating habits and engage in more physical activity.

Boys & Girls Club
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

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 promote self-sufficiency through a family-focused approach. Contact NC HSSCO, Office of Early Learning, at (919) 807-3618 or visit the website for programs in your area.

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 Jody Koon, Office of Early Learning, at (919) 807-3646 or visit the website for programs in your area.

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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2201 Mail Service Center | Raleigh, NC 27699-2200
919-527-6335 | 1-800-859-0829 (In State Only)

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