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Richmond County Partnership for Children in North Carolina

Choosing Child Care

If you are seeking high-quality child care, Richmond County Partnership for Children can help.

Through our resource and referral service, we offer referrals to multiple child care providers that fit your needs, such as location, desired cost and specific shift.

The Partnership makes referrals only to state-licensed child care centers or homes, but does not recommend specific facilities.

Parents can request information on each facility’s star rating. The state’s voluntary rating system awards one to five stars to each licensed facility, based on the quality of program and the level of teacher education. The star rating system is designed to help parents select high-quality child care and to encourage providers to seek higher standards of care.

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Child Care Checklist