1. What is the Alamance Partnership for Children (APC)?
The Alamance Partnership for Children is a non-profit organization serving children, youth and families in Alamance County. APC administers the state Smart Start program. Smart Start is an early childhood initiative designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. The Partnership also administers other grant funded programs for children birth through age twelve and is a central source of information about activities, programs, and resources for children and families.
2. What type of services do you offer?
The Alamance Partnership for Children offers a variety of services for children, youth, families, child care providers, community leaders, businesses, agencies, and organizations.
3. Do you provide child care services?
No, instead, the Partnership refers parents and caregivers to Child Care Resource and Referral Central at 1-855-EARLY-ED or 1-855-327-5933 for resource and referral services to help families obtain quality child care. You will be given referrals to regulated child care facilities. These are referrals not recommendations.
4. Do you provide financial assistance for child care?
Not directly, instead we help fund the Subsidy Child Care Program which is provided by the Alamance County Department of Social Services. To determine eligibility, contact the Department of Social Services directly: (336) 513-5561.
5. How can I find out more information about individual child care facilities and providers?
You may go to the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) web site and view program specifics for individual facilities. You may also call DCDEE at 1-800-859-0829 to request additional information.
6. How do I get my license to become a child care provider or open a child care facility?
To become a licensed child care home provider you must be 21 or older and have a High School Diploma or G.E.D. You will need a negative T.B test and a local criminal background check for you and anyone residing in your home that is 15 or older. To open a licensed facility contact the Alamance Partnership for Children or click on the Child Care Resource and Referral Technical Assistance page. For a complete list of requirements contact the Partnership and get a DCDEE handbook HERE.
7. Where are you located?
Alamance Partnership for Children is located in the historic Glencoe Mill Village at 2322 River Road, Burlington, NC 27217-8359. (for map, visit 'Contact Us')
8. How can I get more information about the Alamance Partnership for Children?
In addition to exploring our website, you may call us at 336.513.0063, visit our office or write us at 2322 River Road, Burlington, NC 27217-8359, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. How can I donate to the Partnership?
People may donate online using Paypal or mail your tax deductible donation to the Alamance Partnership for Children, 2322 River Road, Burlington, NC 27217.