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.
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Technical Assistance Support
We are now accepting applications for child care Technical Assistance Support.
If you are interested in receiving support for renewing your child care license or applying for a higher star license anytime from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019, please complete & sign the application and return by 4pm on Thursday, March 29.
CLICK HERE for the application.
Now scheduling PDI application appts!
Time is finally here - contact us now to schedule a (required) appointment if you're applying for the 2018 Smart Start Professional Development Incentives.
Please contact Bridget Bernal at 336-694-1538 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment.
Did you know last year an average incentive of $2,500 was given out to teachers & directors? (Levels below are only one component of final amount!)
Directors, if you missed the information sessions held in the Fall, it's not too late to host one at your center to share information with your staff.
Give us a call today to schedule a time to meet your staff and answer questions!
Applications, Guidelines and FAQ all available on our website here.
Raising A Reader 2018-2019
We are now accepting applications until March 29, 4pm to provide the Raising A Reader program in 2018-19. For the requirements and the application CLICK HERE.
Smart Start Final Activity Report Released
The board is pleased to release the evaluation report for all of last fiscal year's Smart Start funded activities. Download your copy here.
New Early Literacy Grant
We're pleased to announce The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region awarded the partnership a grant of $4,120 to provide books to our local Raising A Reader children. These grant funds will provide seven books to each child to enhance the program impact by building children’s personal libraries. For more, visit our Early Literacy Programs Page.
Dolly Parton Imagination Library Available!
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! UPDATE: We made it to our target - now over 160 children signed up! But there's room for more - sign up TODAY! Register your child today here: www.smartstart.org/dolly-partons-imagination-library/registration-dolly-partons-imagination-library/
Criminal Background Check Portal LIVE!
#1 - As of 1/4, the Criminal Background Check must be completed online. No bubble sheets required!!
#2 - To complete online, go to ncchildcarecbc.nc.gov/
#3 - The payment for a Criminal Background Check is part of the online application process. ($26.50 still.)
#4 - Fingerprints must be completed through LIVESCAN at your local county Sheriff's Office.
To avoid being charged twice for your Criminal Background Check, if payment has already been made and the process started, complete paperwork must be submitted to the Criminal Background Check Unit no later than January 31, 2018.
If providers have questions regarding their Criminal Background Check application or the process, they should contact a Division representative in the Criminal Background Check Unit at 919-527-6620 or toll-free at 1-800-859-0829 and ask for the Criminal Background Check Unit.
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. See the full FY17-18 CCPFC Child Care Provider Training Calendar HERE or on our google calendar HERE.
Emergency Preparedness and Response Training on April 9 and April 30, 2018. For more information, CLICK HERE. To access the registration form CLICK HERE.
Be Active Kids training on March 27, 2018. For more information, CLICK HERE. To access registration forms CLICK HERE and HERE.
Pyramid Model Training on March 13 & 20th, 2018. For more information CLICK HERE. For registration form CLICK HERE.
Creating a Narrative Classroom: Using Storytelling to Develop Oral Language, Comprehension, and a Bridge to Writing. This training will be held March 13, 2018. For more information CLICK HERE. For the registration form CLICK HERE.
Earn 1.5 contact hours for FREE! DCDEE now offers an online training module: Serving Young Children Experiencing Homelessness Go to the DCDEE Moodle site by clicking here:
NEW! Family child care home operators and staff as well as child care center administrators and staff can access the Child Care Rule Training modules through Moodle, the Division's online training tool.
(You must have an NCID (North Carolina ID) to access the DCDEE Moodle site** Click HERE for detailed instructions on how to create an NCID)
NCECA Telephone Seminars are available - information and registration here. One hour of DCDEE credit available for each seminar.
Parent Resource: Triple P Online