Find news inside relevant to the field of child care resource and referral!
View this email in your browser


December 2015

DCDEE needs your comments on North Carolina's Child Care Development Fund State Plan!

North Carolina’s Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan describes how the program will be administered by the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) during the period of 6/01/2016 – 9/30/2018.  Written comments may be sent directly to or by U.S. Mail (addressed to):
Tasha Owens-Green
2016-2018 CCDF Plan Comments
N.C. Division of Child Development and Early Education
2201 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-2201
The final date for the submission of public comments is December 18, 2015. Click on the link to read the plan:

     Professional Development Bonus Award applications
           are still being accepted! Contact CCRI for more
                  information or download the brochure.

The 2015 North Carolina Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant Partners meeting took place Tuesday, December 1st, at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh. Participants were updated on the grant accomplishments, progress, plans going forward and the impact the grant has had on early childhood systems in the state.  Check the RttT-ELC website in the near future for information shared at the meeting.


Great workshops are being planned for the
2016 CCR&R Institute in Pinehurst March 9th - 10th!

Registration is coming soon!

Buy a raffle ticket and win great prizes to Relax, Learn and Explore.  Drawing is December 15th!  

Give yourself a much deserved opportunity to RELAXLEARN and EXPLORE.
  • RELAX:  Win a $100 gift card to the relaxation option of your choice (spa visit, mani/pedi, new books to read, Yoga, etc.) Single ticket - $5.00.
  • LEARN:  Win a free Conference Registration to the 2016 conference of your choice. Choose from the A.S.K. Conference, the National Smart Start Conference, or the Annual NCAEYC Conference. Single ticket - $10.00
  • EXPLORE: Win the Explore Bath, NC Tour Package for Two. Includes 2 night stay at local Bed and Breakfast, historic tours, lunch, massages, and boat ride.  Single Ticket -  $20.00

Buy Tickets by mail.  Download the attached Raffle Ticket flyer for tickets and mail in your tickets along with a check made payable to NC Early Childhood Association, P.O. Box 4292, Chapel Hill, NC 27515.

New Resource for Community Engagement!

The Raising of America videos are a series of documentaries that were created by the Centers for Disease Control to focus on the early years of childhood.  They were completed in order for us to explore the questions related to how we can do better with our children.  It takes a physical approach related to brain development, shares the parental perspective and looks closely at the policies and practices we have in place in relation to children. There are five videos in the series and a toolkit to show you how to use the information in your community.  Click here to visit the website.

Igniting the Power of Collaborative Action to Achieve a Bold Vision for NC’s Children

Click here to read the NCECF news update.


Regional Program Managers:
Betty Denkler
Kay Galloway
Sherry Plummer


The Art and Science of Early Childhood Technical Assistance (2.0 CEU)
January 12th & 26th, 2016*
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (each session)
Guilford Child Development, 1200 Arlington St., Greensboro, NC 27406
*Participants must attend both sessions to complete course and receive credit.
Click here to download the registration form.
Southwestern Child Development Commission is pleased to announce a new
Self-Paced & On-Demand training opportunity.
How to Handle Hard to Handle Parents
is now available and open for registration at
Credit: .5 CEU (equivalent to 5 CHCs)
Cost: $30 per person
Register at: (click on workshop registration)
Each person must have their own email address to participate in this course


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 Center
Region 12 Training Calendar - Child Care Services Association
Region 13 Training Calendar - Child Care Networks, Inc.
Region 14 Training Calendar - Down East Partnership for Children


A.S.K. Conference Chapel Hill March 5th, 2016
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

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list