Programs for Parents & Families of Young Children:
Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) – For a complete list of licensed child care facilities, information about star ratings, quality child care, and licensing information contact the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education at ncchildcare.nc.gov/, 919-527-6500 or 1-800- 859-0829.
Families looking for child care should visit the Child Care Referral Central website or call the toll-free number: 1-855-EARLY-ED or 1-855-327-5933.For more information visit the CCR&R page.
For information about Choosing Quality Child Care visit Child Care Referral Central's quality page at Child Care Quality. For the latest information about child care go to the NC Division of Child Development and Early Childhood Education and for checklists for helping choose child care providers click here.
Incredible Years: a 16 week class offered to parents of preschool and school age children. The program focuses on building a nurturing relationship with your child, promoting positive parenting strategies, and managing challenging behaviors. The class, dinner, and child care are provided free of charge to all participants. For more info, visit the program page here.
The Incredible Years is funded through the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services and a grant from the United Way of Alamance County.
To register or for more information, please contact Dale Cryan at 336.513.0063 ext. 118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Literacy includes several distinct programs:
NC Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) Program - Provides high-quality educational experiences to enhance the school readiness for eligible four-year-olds.
Outdoor Learning Environment (OLE) - Visit the Alamance Partnership for Children's Outdoor Learning Environment (OLE) at Old Glencoe Village, 2322 River Road, Burlington, NC 27217. The space gives families and the community a natural environment for children to play and learn. For more information contact Tina King at email@example.com or call (336)513-0063 ext 107. Additional information is available on the OLE page.
Parents As Teachers (PAT) is a comprehensive parenting program which provides support to Alamance County families through home visits with a certified Parents as Teachers educator. There are four different components of the Parents as Teachers program: personal visits, group connections, an annual screening and resource networking. Referrals are accepted for any parent with a child from pregnancy to age five.
For more info about PAT, please contact Dale Cryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (336) 513-0063, ext. 104, or download a Referral Form in English or in Spanish.
Special Needs Children/ Lifespan Dual Subsidy- Smart Start funds will partially support the cost of child care for at least five children at Lifespan Circle School. Eligible children must be between six weeks and two years of age, have an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) in place, and the family must be eligible to receive Department of Social Services (DSS) Child Care Subsidy (eligibility determined by DSS). Lifespan Circle School is a five-star rated developmental day program that offers full-time, year-round inclusive care to children birth to age five.
Subsidy Child Care Program provides services to families who qualify with a need for child care. Subsidy Child Care services are funded through State, Federal, and Smart Start funds. Alamance County Department of Social Services determines if a family qualifies and makes payment for child day care services according to state and federal policies.
The family must meet income eligibility requirements in order to be approved for services unless the service is available without regard to income. The parent may be required to pay a parental fee (a portion of the cost of care). The parental fee is based on the family’s income unit and family size.
For more information regarding the maximum gross monthly income limits, please visit our Maximum Gross Monthly Income Limit page.
Subsidy services are based on eligibility, the need for child care, and the availability of funds. A waiting list is formed once funds have been depleted. (CURRENTLY IN PLACE)
For more information, please visit the DSS Child Care (Day Care) FAQs page.