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Region 9 CCR&R Services

Region 9 CCR&R provides the following child care resource and referral services across the North Carolina Child Care Resource & Referral Council’s Region 9, which is comprised of Alexander, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Iredell, McDowell, Mitchell, Watauga, and Yancey Counties.

Healthy Social Behaviors Initiative

Region 9 Resource & Referral is responsible for the leadership and management of this statewide initiative supporting child care centers that serve children who display challenging behaviors and /or those that wish to further develop pro-social behaviors in all children served. Services include specialized consultation, technical assistance and training to promote social competencies in all children in child care centers. Contact 704.878.9980 or 704.929.3980.

Infant-Toddler Quality Enhancement Initiative

This service is available for all licensed child care programs in Region 9 that are in good standing with the North Carolina Division of Child Development. Services include: in-depth and short-term on-site technical assistance regarding infants/toddlers, workshops on the Infant Toddler Environment Rating Scale (ITERS), Positive Guidance for Infants & Toddlers and Ages & Stages. Contact Alicia Shell ashell@icpyc.org or 704.929.4259.

School-Age Quality Improvement Initiative

The initiative is available to all Region 9 licensed and unlicensed child care programs with school-age children or those seeking school-age children. Its services include: on-site technical assistance and training on topics including Basic School-Age Care, School Age Care Environment Rating Scale, Playground Safety, program start-up and best practices in school-age care. Contact Linda Curtis lcurtis@icpyc.org or 704.929.3967.

Regional Partners

Avery County
  1. www.averysmartstart.org
Alexander County
  1. www.alexanderchildren.org
Burke County
  1. www.smartstartkids.org
  2. www.ccrrwnc.org/burke/
Caldwell County
  1. www.caldwellsmartstart.org/
Iredell County
  1. www.iredellsmartstart.org/
McDowell County
  1. www.mcdowellpartnership-smartstart.org/
  2. www.mcdowelltech.edu/csn.html
Mitchell & Yancey County
  1. www.mypartnershipforchildren.org/about-us/what-is-smart-start/
  2. www.facebook.com/mitchellyancey.ccrr?fref=ts
  3. www.facebook.com/mitchellyancey.partnershipforchildren
 Watauga County
  1. www.thechildrenscouncil.org/