Smart StartRichmond County
Richmond County Partnership for Children in North Carolina
 

Child Care Providers

The Partnership offers many services to child care providers in Richmond County through our Child Care Avenues service.

Telephone Technical Assistance - If you have questions on licensing, star rating, training or other facility issues, call us! If we do not know the answer, we will find it.

On-Site Technical Assistance - Our staff can visit your facility to provide assistance in many areas: applying for higher stars, improving quality based on the Environment Rating Scales, developing curriculum, improving health and safety practices and other areas as requested.

Training - The Partnership offers in-service training for child care providers to fulfill state training requirements. A small fee is charged to partially cover workshop expenses. See our newsletter or calendar for upcoming trainings and fees.

Referrals - As a service to parents, the Partnership makes referrals to state-licensed child care centers or homes, but does not recommend specific facilities. Call us to submit your facility’s information to our database.

Start-Up Assistance - We have many resources for individuals opening a child care center or family child care home. Call us with your questions.

Child Care Health Consultant
Gives technical assistance by registered nurses to all licensed child-care facilities in Richmond County (who provide care for more than 1,600 children) to ensure good health among the birth to age 5 population. Provides workshops on topics such as sanitation, infectious or contagious diseases, nutrition, emergency preparedness, special health care needs and medication dispensing, facility health and safety policies.

Richmond County Health Department
910.997.8303


Child Care Star Enhancement
Provides technical assistance and financial resources to maintain and improve the quality of child care facilities in Richmond County. These grants allow 4- and 5- star facilities to invest in improving the quality and maintaining their star rating. Programs must meet established eligibility criteria to apply for grants.

Partnership For Children
910.997.3773



 

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Child Care Professional Development
Offers supplement payments to child care providers based on their level of education. As the level of education increases, so does the supplement. Includes professional development plans for teachers. Click to download a brochure as a pdf.

Partnership for Children
910.997.3773


Quality Enhancement
Designed to assist licensed child care facilities in improving their program and earning a higher star rating. This activity provides technical assistance, workshops and trainings to address identified needs. Strategies include the development of quality improvement plans, quality enhancement grants and facility staff education grants. Click to download a brochure as a pdf.

Partnership for Children
910.997.3773


Resource Lending Library
Provides a valuable source of educational materials for educators and parents of young children in Richmond County. All of the 3,000 books, play items, art utensils and educational materials are designed for children from birth to age 5 or their teachers, parents or grandparents. Click to download a brochure as a pdf.

Partnership for Children
910.997.3773


Please click on the links below to view specific programs and services.

Quality Enhancement

Professional Development

Resource Lending Library

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