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.

PROGRAM development & support

Training (CPR & SIDS)
Cabarrus Partnership for Children offers SIDS and CPR training to early childhood professionals.
Early Education Liaison Rowan Cabarrus Community College provides this program to address teacher education and business administrator education in child care facilities.
Inclusive Child Care
Provides consultation/coaching, training, and technical assistance focusing on establishing nurturing classroom environments and relationships.
Child Care Resources Inc
Training and Technical Assistance and help with Star Rated License and help with starting a new program.
CONNECT Courses 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.
EC 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.
ECE Shared Resources Obtain deep discounts on a wide array of goods and services including child products, office and school supplies, food and beverages, uniforms, human resources, and more.
NCDHHS: Division of Child Development and Early Education Licensing, background checks, training and professional development, child care rules, emergency preparedness, and more.

Wage & Scholarship Support

AWARD$ Provides education-based salary supplements to low-paid teachers working full-time in infant-toddler classrooms in North Carolina.
T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship opportunities for Early Care and Education Community Specialists who want to take coursework leading to an associate, bachelor’s degree or graduate coursework in early education.
WAGE$® Provides education-based salary supplements to low-paid teachers, directors, and family child care educators working with children ages birth to five years old.

child Health & Early Intervention

Assuring Better Child Health and Development Helping to identify children for early intervention services and making sure they receive needed services.
Child Care Health Consultants 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.
Department of Human Services If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, contact (704) 920-1400. For reports after hours, contact the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office at (704) 920-3000.
NC Infant-Toddler Program Available to help families, caregivers, and professionals serve children, ages birth to three, who have special needs.
Smart Solutions A catalog of effective programs, interventions, and strategies that support children prenatal-through-five, their teachers, caregivers, and communities.

Family Resources

  • Resources for Parents
    Cabarrus Partnership for Children has compiled a list of resources and tools that are available to parents of young children in Cabarrus County.

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