PFC’s Child Care Resource & Referral services are among the region’s leading organizations for supporting the quality enhancement, professional development, and higher educations of the regions early care and education and school-age child care programs and professionals.

Research shows that there is a direct link between quality early education and well-trained and knowledgeable early care and education professionals. With PFC’s help, early care and education, as well as school-age child care professionals and programs can improve their skills and practices in areas ranging from child development and best practices to administration and management.

The more money invested in child care, whether through subsidies, grants, or in-kind donations of good and services, the higher the quality. In particular, expenditures for staff salaries, education and benefits have been linked to higher quality care.

Graduate receiving a diploma, close-up of handsProfessional Development Career Center

The Professional Development Career Center offers support, training, technical assistance, educational opportunities, and financial assistance to Early Childhood professionals in regulated child care facilities and public schools.

child-care-facilityCCR&R Region 5

Regional Child Care Resource and Referral Services provide leadership and support for child care resource and referral services.

NC Pre-KNC Pre-Kindergarten

The NC Pre-K Program is designed to provide high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible four-year-old children.

 rating starsQuality Enhancement Grants

Successful QE initiatives are flexible; use various strategies with various providers at various stages; employ strategies that are grounded in research; build systems rather than piecemeal approaches; support the education and professional development of teachers; provide one-on-one technical assistance; and have strong community collaborations.

Teachers and toddlers in daycare Starting an Early Childhood Program

If you are considering starting a child care, PFC provides technical assistance in order to ensure accessible, affordable, quality child care programs for Cumberland County’s families.

Pretty teacher using laptop in computer class Technical Assistance for Early Childhood Programs

Early childhood programs can contact PFC’s Child Care Resource and Referral department and request technical assistance (including on-site) by email, fax, phone or by visiting the PFC Family Resource Center.