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January 2016


Registration is now open!

The North Carolina Child Care Resource & Referral Council is pleased to announce the 2016 statewide CCR&R Institute on Wednesday and Thursday, March 9th and 10th, that is open to all CCR&R staff in North Carolina. The Institute is being held at the Pinehurst Resort, The Carolina Hotel, 80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Early bird registration ends February 8th!
Keynote Speaker
Nefertiti Bruce
M.Ed., Early Childhood Specialist and National Trainer
for the
Devereux Center for Resilient Children


Pamela Shue named
Director for the Division of Child Development and Early Education

Pamela comes from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte’s Department of Special Education and Child Development, where she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in early childhood development and education since 2008. Over her career, Pamela has worked in child development and early education across the country, including New Dimensions Elementary Charter School in Morganton, NC, Eleanor Rush Elementary School in Cinnaminson, NJ, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and St. Mary’s Medical Center in Long Beach, CA.

A graduate of Pennsylvania State University in 1988 with a B.S. in Individual and Family Studies, Pamela also has a M.Ed. in Special Education and Ed.D. in Instruction & Technology in Education, both from Temple University. She is a member of the North Carolina Early Childhood Association, among other professional organizations, and also volunteers her time in the community to further the advancement of child development issues

Celebrate milestones in the child care community at the Child Care Aware® of America Symposium April 4-6, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Register now for Child Care Aware® of America’s Symposium 2016 to connect with thought leaders, Congressional staff, and early care and education professionals from across the nation.  Early bird registration discount ends January 31st!

Also announcing the 2016 Family Advocacy Summit:  Family advocates will have the opportunity to network with other parents, hear from policy experts in the field, and meet with their Congressional representative. Please share with parents who are passionate about championing child care policies in their local community, state or federal government.  The awarded recipients will receive an all-expenses paid round-trip to Washington, D.C. for our April 2016 Symposium and Family Advocacy Summit.


Regional Program Managers:
Betty Denkler
Kay Ducharme
Sherry Plummer



Region 1 Training Calendar   - Albemarle Smart Start Partnership, Inc.
Region 2 Training Calendar   - Craven Smart Start, Inc., CCR&R
Region 3 Training Calendar   - Martin-Pitt Partnership for Children, Inc.- ChildLinks
Region 4 Training Calendar   - Southeastern CCR&R - Puzzles
Region 5 Training Calendar   - Partnership for Children of Cumberland Co. 
Region 6 Training Calendar   - Child Care Resources Inc.
Region 7 Training Calendar   - Child Care Connections of Cleveland Co.
Region 8 Training Calendar   - Southwestern Child Development Commission
Region 9 Training Calendar   - Iredell Co. Partnership for Young Children
Region 10 Training Calendar - Work Family Resource Center
Region 11 Training Calendar - Guilford Child Development RCCR&R
Region 12 Training Calendar - Child Care Services Association
Region 13 Training Calendar - Chatham Co. Partnership for Children
Region 14 Training Calendar - Down East Partnership for Children


2016 NC CCR&R Institute Pinehurst March 9th – 10th, 2016
NC Head Start Association Conference Raleigh March 16th-18th, 2016
Week of the Young Child   April 10th-16th, 2016
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood Symposium Chapel Hill April 26th-27th, 2016
National Child Care Aware of America Policy Symposium-
Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, DC April 4th-6th, 2016
National Smart Start Conference Greensboro May 2nd-5th, 2016
National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute  Chapel Hill May 10th-12th, 2016
McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership Conference Wheeling, IL May 12th-14th, 2016
NHSA Annual Conference and Expo Nashville, TN May 16th-20th, 2016
NAEYC National Institute for Early Childhood Development Baltimore, MD June 5th-8th, 2016
Our mailing address is:
NC CCR&R Council
P.O. Box 901
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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