Mission: The Caswell County Partnership for Children unites the community to provide families with resources and services to enable all children to reach their fullest potential.
What is the CCPFC?
The Caswell County Partnership for Children (CCPFC) is a non-profit organization serving children, youth and families in Caswell County. CCPFC administers the state Smart Start program and NC Pre-K program.
Smart Start is an early childhood initiative designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. NC Pre-K prepares 4 year old children for success in school.
CCPFC also administers other grant funded programs for children birth through age eighteen and is a central source of information about activities, programs, and resources for children and families.
Why Smart Start?
The earliest years of childhood are critical. Experiences during this time literally shape the structure of the brain. Because today's children are tomorrow's leaders, parents and workers, everyone has a stake in making sure that all children have the experiences they need to thrive. Smart Start brings together all the people involved in a young child's life-families, teachers, doctors, caregivers, social workers and many others- to ensure every child has all they need for healthy growth and development.
Smart Start’s Mission: Advance a high quality, comprehensive, accountable early childhood system that benefits each child beginning with a healthy birth.
To learn more, visit the North Carolina Partnership for Children.
NC Pre-K Helps Children for YEARS!
"The NC Pre-K (More at Four) Program has positive effects across key domains of learning - children’s language development and communication skills, cognitive development, and social and emotional development." from FPG Summary NC Pre-K Evaluation Findings, May 2017
"Researchers found that children enrolled in NC Pre-K made better than expected gains in language, literacy, math, general knowledge and social skills into kindergarten, giving them a boost as they started school." News & Observer Article, July 11, 2017.
For more information, see FAQ
Top News & Quick Links:
NEW! Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Smart Start and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are working together to get books into the hands of North Carolina’s youngest children. CCPFC is now enrolling children for all Caswell County zip codes! Register your child today here: www.smartstart.org/dolly-partons-imagination-library/registration-dolly-partons-imagination-library/
Apply for health insurance TODAY!
2018 Open Enrollment for Marketplace health insurance ends Dec 15 but is now open! Sign up today for a plan to be in place Jan 1, 2018: www.healthcare.gov
2018 Professional Development Incentive Applications now available!
FY17-18 Smart Start Professional Development Incentives (PDI) Guidelines (also here), FAQ (also here) and Applications are here!
Need help applying? Partnership staff will come to you! Contact us today to schedule a session onsite at your child care center; we’ll bring applications & give staff hands on assistance with their questions, 336-694-1538 or email@example.com.
Applications will ONLY be accepted by appointment this spring at the CCPFC Office. Incomplete applications or those without required documentation will not be accepted!
Child Care Market Rate Survey Underway!
"Every licensed provider in North Carolina that has a private pay rate should have already received a mailing asking for your assistance completing this survey.
Please complete the survey as soon as possible by visiting https://survey.ncsu.edu/childcare to submit your response online.
This year DCDEE has added some new questions that will collect more detailed information about your operating costs for personnel and non-personnel expenses. This additional data will help us better understand the actual cost of providing child care as we look at how to set market rates."
This is how the subsidy reimbursement rate for child care tuition gets updated & raised - please participate!!
Providers: Training Opportunities
CCPFC offers licensed/regulated child care providers trainings.
Training on Oral Health is January 23, 2018. Registration deadline is January 12, 2018. For more information CLICK HERE and for the registration form CLICK HERE.
See the full FY17-18 CCPFC Child Care Provider Training Calendar HERE or on our google calendar HERE.
NCECA Telephone Seminars are available - information and registration here. One hour of DCDEE credit available for each seminar.
Early Childhood Services Impact Report
A survey of Caswell County Kindergarten teachers was conducted to determine the impact of early childhood services in our community, including Smart Start and the NC PreK program. The survey solicited teacher opinions and knowledge based on their own observations and experience.
From Recommendations: "Children at risk for developmental delay benefit from formal child care or Pre-K experience before entering Kindergarten and overall, teachers see a benefit in children attending a formal classroom experience. Therefore, it is recommended that the community ensure there are enough high quality spots for four year olds available for interested families."
View full report here.
Parent Resource: Triple P Online