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Improving Early Childhood Education Access for Latinx Families

Child Care Services Association

Address

1201 S. Briggs Avenue, Suite 200
Durham, NC 27703

Phone

1-855-327-5933

Child Care Referral Central (CCRC), a service of Child Care Services Association (CCSA), provides enhanced consumer education and referral services to assist Wake County Latinx families, who have children birth to 5, with identifying, selecting and accessing high quality early care and education opportunities. A key feature of the project is to facilitate outreach and streamline recruitment and enrollment across organizations and agencies by providing “one-stop shopping” for families.

CCRC Specialists work with each families’ unique needs by providing FREE consumer education and referral services, which include counseling on child care options and indicators of quality, as well as customized referrals to potential child care programs, assistance checking child care program vacancies and accompanied site-visits, support navigating child care financial assistance, and Spanish interpretation and translation assistance.

NEXT STEP

Latinx/Spanish speaking families with children birth to 5 years old who live in Wake County should call 1-855-327-5933 or email referral@childcareservices.org.

MANAGING AGENCY

Improving ECE Access for Latinx Families is funded by Wake County Smart Start and managed by Child Care Services Association, a non-profit agency who works to ensure affordable, accessible, high-quality child care for all children and families.

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