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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Raising a Reader Site Recruitment FY 2020-21
Early Educators and Literacy Partners:
Are you looking for ways to help families develop, practice, and maintain literacy habits essential for school success?
Would you like to provide children in your classroom and/or site with access to more books?
If so, please consider becoming a Raising A Reader site for the 2020-21 School Year.
You will find the 2020-21 Raising A Reader Program Application and Requirements HERE.
If you are interested in serving as a Raising A Reader site for the 2020-21 School Year, please complete and return a signed, original application by 4 pm on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
Please complete one application per site, which may include multiple classrooms.
Questions regarding the Raising A Reader Program or the application? Contact Sandra Hudspeth, Executive Director at 336-694-1538 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention Early Educators:
The Caswell County Partnership for Children is now accepting applications for Technical Assistance for FY 2020-21.
If you are interested in receiving on-site technical assistance to attain a higher star rating, maintain a current star rating, or to improve upon a certain area of quality anytime from July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021, please complete & sign the application LOCATED HERE and return by 4pm on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
Request for Proposals
Due January 30, 2020 by 4 PM. The Caswell County Partnership for Children is accepting proposals to provide Marketing, Communication and Resource Development services. CLICK HERE to go to the RFP page to access full information.
Smart Start Request for Proposals
Caswell County Partnership for Children is seeking three-year proposals for the provision of programs designed to provide children and their families with resources and services to enable all children to reach their fullest potential. Prospective contractors should review the Request for Proposals Guidelines for information required. Click on the link below to access the Guidelines and other supplemental materials.
It is the prospective contractor's responsibility to ensure that all information has been reviewed. Proposals will be received until 4 PM, December 19, 2019. All prospective contractor's are encouraged to attend a pre-proposal conference on November 18, 2019 at 12 PM.
11/4/19 RFP release
11/4-12/19/19 Open application period
11/18/19 Bidder's conference
12/5/19 Deadline for questions
12/19/19 RFP must be received by 4 PM
May 2020 Awards announced
Questions and Answers
Exciting New Opportunity for a Communications/Marketing Intern
The Caswell County Partnership for Children is seeking a talented communications/marketing intern to engage our target audience through development of news articles and e-newsletters, assist with our social media accounts and contribute to our website redesign and content. The intern will be responsible for creating original content and identifying reliable sources of information that can be used in our various communication outlets. The intern will manage our organization’s image in a cohesive way to achieve our marketing goals.
To review the position responsibilities, click on this link: communications-marketing_intern.pdf
To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to the Executive Director at email@example.com.
Technical Assistance Request for Proposals
Caswell County Partnership for Children is accepting proposals from qualified applicants to provide Technical Assistance services to early care and education programs in Caswell County to improve program environments and teacher/child interactions. For full information CLICK HERE. Proposals due by 4 PM October 10, 2019.
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Accepting Applications Now Raising a Reader!
The Caswell County Partnership for Children is excited to partner with Gunn Memorial Library to provide the Raising a Reader program.
Raising A Reader is a family engagement and early literacy program that is designed to improve the reading readiness skills of children. As a turnkey program that supports two-generational strategies, the program helps families to develop, practice and maintain home based literacy habits- the very same habits that set children on a positive trajectory towards reading and academic success. The program promotes the literacy of children by means of a weekly rotation of bags filled with books sent to children's homes, providing children and families access to over 100 books during the school year. Book rotation is supplemented with parent training and materials promoting effective book sharing, family literacy habits, and family language skills. Families are linked with their local public and school libraries, and children receive a blue bag at the end of the program to encourage library visits.
Sign your 0-5 year old child up now. For application and more details CLICK HERE. Deadline to apply is October 2, 2019.
Professional Development Incentives 2020
Incentive application for 2020 is available now, here:
Professional Development Incentives are funded by CCPFC through Smart Start funding.
Providers: Training Opportunities
CCPFC offers licensed/regulated child care providers trainings. See the full FY 2019-2020 CCPFC Child Care Provider Training Calendar HERE. For the training registration form CLICK HERE. Click on the 'For Providers Continuing Education Units & Workshops' option above to access the training policies and procedures.
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: www.dcdee.moodle.nc.gov/course/search.php?search=homelessness
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.
Click on the following two titles for more information on these training opportunities: Strategies for Developing Culturally Competent Afterschool Programs and School Age Behavior Strategies
Click on the following title for more information about this training opportunity: Crunching & Munching, Moving & Grooving
Dolly Parton Imagination Library Available!
We are still enrolling children for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!
We made it to our target last year, but we still need to hit
our target for this year.
Click here to register your child TODAY
As of now, we have reached 34% of Caswell County's population of children birth to age 5. We want to reach more!
Your child will receive a FREE book every month from the Imagination Library! Available to children from birth to age 5 who are residents of Caswell County.
Congratulations to Caswell County!
Caswell County has enrolled their 400th child in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library! We are still enrolling children ages birth to 5!
Click here to register your child TODAY!
Caswell County's Little Free Libraries Need Your Help!
Donations needed for adult and children’s books! Please drop off your gently used books at:
Caswell County Partnership for Children
1084 NC Hwy 86 N
Gunn Memorial Public Library
118 Main Street West
Newly Reorganized Resource Lending Library
Please come by and visit our newly reorganized Resource Lending Library! Resource books for teachers and staff are easier to find, old resources have been tossed out and new resources have been added! FREE resources for you and your children! We look forward to seeing you soon! For more information, click here.
Providers: Criminal Background Check Portal LIVE!
Criminal Background Check must be completed online. No bubble sheets required!! go to ncchildcarecbc.nc.gov/ The $26.50 payment is part of the online application process.
Fingerprints must be completed through LIVESCAN at your local county Sheriff's Office: Caswell County Sheriff’s Office, 231 County Park Road, Yanceyville, NC 27379; (336) 694-9311.
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.