CCR&R children

Special Initiatives

The Council provides management support for three statewide service projects funded by DCDEE: The Infant Toddler Enhancement Project; The School Age Quality Improvement Project; and Promoting Healthy Social Behaviors in Child Care Settings.   

The Infant Toddler Enhancement Project

The Infant Toddler Enhancement Project was established to improve the quality and availability of infant/toddler care in North Carolina through providing services statewide including technical assistance for child care programs and other community consultants and training specific to infant and toddler care best practices.  The Project team consists of regional specialists, education specialists, and the project manager, ensuring that all 14 regions have access to the Infant Toddler Enhancement Project’s services.   

The Infant Toddler Enhancement project is managed by Child Care Services Association.

The School Age Quality Improvement Project

The School Age Quality Improvement Project was established to improve the quality and availability of school age care by increasing the number of licensed programs and by increasing the number of programs that voluntarily operate with a higher star rated license.  The project team consists of regional specialists, education specialists, and the project manager, ensuring that all 14 regions have access to the School Age Quality Improvement Project’s services. 

The School Age Child Care Quality Improvement project is managed by Southwestern Child Development Commission.

Promoting Healthy Social Behaviors in Child Care Settings

The Healthy Social Behaviors Initiative was established to address behavioral issues in young children by offering services designed to identify, prevent and modify challenging behaviors with a goal of reducing the expulsion rate and promoting social-emotional development of all children in NC licensed child care centers.  The Project team consists of regional specialists, education specialists, and the project manager, ensuring that all 14 regions have access to the Healthy Social Behavior Initiative’s services.  Child Care Resources Inc. (CCRI) provides overall project management for this initiative.

The Promoting Healthy Social Behaviors in Child Care Settings project is managed by Child Care Resources, Inc.