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. 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.
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Early Literacy Grant Project. Request for Proposals FY 2017-2019. Must be received by November 6, 2017 by 4pm. CLICK HERE for more information.
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!!
RFP: Marketing & Development Consultant Services
We are soliciting proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiations. Proposals must be received by CCPFC by 4 pm on Tues, Oct 31.
Proposals should be emailed to the Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the Scope of Work and full details, CLICK HERE.
Professional Development Incentives 2018
Informational Sessions at the Partnership Office: 1) Monday, October 16 at 3:30 pm OR 2) Thursday, October 19 at 3:30 pm Please let us know which session you’d like to attend! RSVP 336-694-1538 or email@example.com
Click the links for more: Informational Flyer, FAQ, 2018 Guidelines, 2018 Application
RFA: NC Pre-K Sites
We are conducting an open and competitive selection process to seek applications for the provision of NC Pre-K services for young children in the year prior to entering Kindergarten. Proposed sites must agree to comply with all applicable NC Child Care Rules, specifically Rule .3000 NC Pre-Kindergarten Services, and the NC Pre-Kindergarten Requirements.
Prospective applicants should review the NC Pre-K Site Application for specific rules and requirements, which is posted HERE. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all information has been reviewed.
Submit one (1) original and five (5) copies of the application with supporting documents, along with an electronic copy, by 4 pm, Mon, Oct. 23. Send all applications directly to CCPFC, PO Box 664/1084 NC Hwy 86 N, Yanceyville, NC 27379.
Direct all inquiries concerning this Request for Applications to Sandra Hudspeth, Executive Director at 336-694-1538 or firstname.lastname@example.org
At-A-Glance Request for applications TIMELINE:
The Caswell County Partnership for Children (CCPFC) is hiring a part-time Administrative/ Program Assistant. This position will support CCPFC initiatives including Child Care Resource and Referral Services and Early Literacy Programs, as well as the broader organization. This position will have an exciting opportunity to collaborate across teams and will play an important role in uniting the community to provide families with resources and services to enable all children to reach their fullest potential. Position responsibilities and qualifications, as well as, application requirements and instructions are included in the job description HERE.
How to Apply: Send a one page letter of interest with a resume and three references (name, phone number and/or email address) to:
Caswell County Partnership for Children
PO Box 664, Yanceyville, NC 27379
or email the same information to email@example.com.
Deadline to apply is 4pm on September 28, 2017.
Providers: Training Opportunities
CCPFC offers licensed/regulated child care providers trainings:
IT SIDS training: Nov. 21 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Registration deadline is Nov. 13. Click here for more information and here for registration form.
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.
22 Professional Development Incentives Awarded for 2017
CCPFC annually rewards early childhood educators for their academic achievements and encourages their continued commitment to the well-being of young children with Smart Start Professional Development Incentives (PDI). This year, 22 Incentives were given to early childhood educators throughout Caswell County. For more on 2017 PDI, click HERE.
Parent Resource: Triple P Online
NC Triple P now available FREE Online! “Triple P Online (TPOL) will introduce you to Triple P’s 17 core parenting skills – simple strategies to encourage positive behavior, and to prevent and manage misbehavior. TPOL is suitable for parents of children up to 12 years of age.” More information here.
Information we need for children
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