Resources for Early Childhood Professionals
Early childhood professionals help prepare our youngest children for school and for life. Your work matters to children, their families, our community and the world. This section is designed to help you get the information you need to provide a quality environment for the children you care for.
Programs and Resources
Child Care Providers can access the following programs and resources provided by Cabarrus Partnership for Children in Cabarrus County:
Child Care Health Consultant (Partnership)
Child care health consultant activity provides training and on-site assistance to 90+ child care providers to improve the health and safety of children and prevent the spread of communicable disease. Service provided by registered nurses.
Contact: Debra Pless or Melissa Jones - 704-933-8278
Emergency Dental Services (Cabarrus Health Alliance)
Dental Services provide emergency treatment and follow up for children whose families have no dental insurance or Medicaid. The Cabarrus Health Alliance provides this program.
Contact: Janie Woodie – 704-920-1096
Healthy Lifestyles (UNC-C)
The Building Healthy Lifestyles program is a multi-faceted approach to reduce childhood obesity in Cabarrus County. The program will implement: GO NAPSACC, Be Active Kids, and Eat Play and Grow in child care centers and part-day preschools.
Contact: Meredith Ledford –704-517-1248
Smart Start Subsidy Program (Partnership)
Child Care Subsidy assists 4 and 5 star child care facilities that serve children receiving child care subsidy to maintain a high quality learning environment for our youngest children. (50% of Smart Start Allocation)
Contact: Jamie Clark – 704-933-8278 ext. 101
NC Pre-Kindergarten Program (Partnership)
The NC Pre-Kindergarten Program provides a free high quality pre-kindergarten education for 389 four year olds who may not have been able to access a high quality program to be prepared for kindergarten. Funding is administered by the Cabarrus Partnership for Children, and services are provided in child care centers, Cabarrus County Schools, and Kannapolis City Schools.
Contact: Patricia Sehorn – 704-933-8278 ext 107
Inclusion Services/Incredible Years (Thompson Child and Family Focus)
Provide screenings; Incredible Years Training on Classroom Management and coaching and support, also provide support to teachers and families; technical assistance to teachers and directors; play therapy; professional development; and inclusion services to support children with challenging behaviors; as well as children with special needs enrolled with typically developing children. Thompson Child and Family Focus provide this program.
Contact: Tanisha Jones - 704-817-1622
Family Education and Support (Endless Opportunities)
Family Education and Support provides: *Family Workshops for parents at NC Pre-K sites in both English and Spanish on topics related to Kindergarten readiness, Circle of Parents, a support group for teen and incarcerated mothers in Cabarrus County and provides assistance locating resources for families in Cabarrus County.
Contact: LaShonda Houston 704-604-9755
Parents As Teachers (Families First of Cabarrus County)
Parents As Teachers is a home visitation program that empowers parents and caregivers to give their children the best possible start in life by providing information on the ages and stages of early development, activities to encourage learning, and support for parents as they guide their young children through this fun and exciting time of growth and learning.
Contact: Aurora Swain –864-378-9603
Celebrating Families! (Families First of Cabarrus County)
Celebrating Families! is an evidence based cognitive behavioral, support group model written for families in which one or both parents have a serious problem with alcohol or other drugs and in which there is a high risk for domestic violence, child abuse, or neglect.
Contact: Spencer Swain – 704-202-5057
Other Programs and resources available to providers in north carolina
Child Care Resources, Inc
Training and Technical Assistance and help with Star Rated License and help with starting a new program. Funded by the State of NC to provide these services in Cabarrus County. Contact: 704.376.6697
- Child Care Resources Training Calendar
Courses designed to build early childhood practitioners’ abilities to make evidence-based decisions. They emphasize a decision-making process, realistic problems to solve, the importance of integrating multiple perspectives and sources of evidence, the relevance and quality of content, and feedback.
ECE Shared Resources NC
Wish you could access the volume pricing of the big players...like school systems or large chains and other businesses? Now you can! With ECE Shared Resources NC, you will be able to obtain deep discounts on a wide array of goods and services including child products, office and school supplies, food and beverages, telecommunications, uniforms, human resources and hiring, marketing and promotions, payment processing, facilities management, fundraising, consulting services, and more.
Early Childhood Research & Reference Portal
Provides access to a variety of primary sources, research and reference materials for individuals at all levels of the system: administrators, researchers, policy makers, practitioners, families and advocates for young children with special needs.
NC Child Care Coalition
The NC Child Care Coalition is dedicated to advancing the quality and affordability of early care and education for young children, their families, and communities.
NC Licensed Child Care Association (NCLCCA)
Serves as a liaison between child care centers and the agencies and regulatory bodies who have oversight.