Services for Child Care Providers




Child Care Resource and Referral

Provides technical assistance, trainings, and on-site visits to child care facilities to
assist in improving the quality of their programs. Additional resources and education
materials are available to teachers through the lending library.

Child Health

Provides training and technical assistance to providers and families regarding children's health issues with the Child Care Health Consultant.


Provides training, coaching, and technical assistance on the Center for the Social Emotional Foundations of Early Learning Teaching Pyramid. CSEFEL is a framework
for promoting young children’s social and emotional competence and for preventing and addressing challenging behavior.


Lending Library
Located at the Partnership office. Educational materials, including books, toys, and manipulatives, to assist the child care provider in the classroom are available for check out. Equipment includes a copier,
Ellison die cut, and laminator.


Real Men Read

Read Men Read volunteers visit participating preschool classrooms monthly.  A selected book is read to the children and each child takes home book.  As the volunteer reader visits the classroom and reads to the children a dual purpose will be created- to promote the love of reading and provide positive male role modeling

Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits for Wilkes is a multi-faceted approach to help reduce childhood obesity in Wilkes County. Training, technical assistance and education focusing on the issues related to early childhood obesity (specifically nutrition, physical activity, outdoor learning environments, and screen time) in child care settings and the community. This program implements Be Active Kids program assisting families and child care providers with children birth to five by increasing their knowledge of best practices in the areas of health and nutrition. Through a Physical activity and Nutrition grant funded by DHHS the USDA Grow It, Try It, Like It curriculum will be delivered to child care providers and families. Both this Smart Start activity and the DHHS grant will collectively work to improve.

Is a funding collaboration between the Partnership and the Division of Child Development and Early Education that provides education-based salary supplements to teachers, directors, and child care providers working with children ages birth to five. The Partnership cap is $13 per hour.

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Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. Often times it is a teacher.

Joe Manchin, US Senator

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.


Nelson Mandela

The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things.


Jean Piaget

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