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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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NC Pre-K
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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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

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

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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.

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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.

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Medicaid, and the State children’s health insurance programs (SCHIP)
North Carolina Medicaid and Health Choice offer different ways that may help pay for some or all of the cost of health care. Each program helps people and families with certain health needs, and income and resource limits.

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Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
is a Federally-funded program that provides for a one-time vendor payment to help eligible households pay their heating bills. Only households containing an elderly person age 60 and above or a disabled person receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) are eligible to potentially receive benefits from December 1st through December 31st or until funds are exhausted.

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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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North Carolina Early Intervention Branch (NCEI)
is a part of the N.C. Division of Public Health. It is the lead agency for the N.C. Infant-Toddler Program (ITP). The Infant-Toddler Program provides supports and services for families and their children, birth to three who have special needs. Research shows that this time period is critical. It offers a window of opportunity to make a positive difference in how a child develops and learns. Sixteen Children's Developmental Services Agencies (CDSAs) across North Carolina work with local service providers to help families help their children succeed.

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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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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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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.

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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 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 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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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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Nutri-Net
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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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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Preschool Grants Program
is authorized under Section 619 of Part B of IDEA and administered by the Office of Special Education Programs, ED. It was established to provide grants to States to serve young children with disabilities, ages 3 through 5 years.

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TANF
The Work First program promotes a strengths-based, family-centered practice approach and shares in the mission of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with its, partners, to protect the health and safety of all North Carolinians and provide essential human services.

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SNAP
Food and Nutrition Services is a federal food assistance program that provides low-income families the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet. Benefits are issued via Electronic Benefit Transfer cards (EBT cards) .

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

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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.



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