Priority: Every child in Moore County has access to a high quality, affordable early childhood program.
To achieve this, we award grants to the following programs and services:
Child Care Subsidy: Moore County Social Services provides assistance paying for high quality child care to income-eligible parents and guardians that are working or attending college.
NC Pre-K: Moore County Schools provides free, high quality early childhood education for four-year-old children determined to be at-risk.
Child Care Resource & Referral: Partners for Children & Families provides families with information on local child care options, information on the NC child care licensing system, and details on how to recognize and choose a quality child care program. Professional development trainings, technical assistance, and on-site consultations are provided to local child care professionals.
Child Care Health Consultant: First Health of the Carolinas employs a Registered Nurse who serves as a consultant to local child care facilities, providing training and technical assistance on health and safety issues in the child care environment. This work helps ensure high quality and safe child care environments for Moore County children.
Community Education: Parents for Children & Families collaborates with local agencies to improve Moore County's systems for meeting the needs of young children and their families by building awareness of early childhood development and resources available locally.
Transition to Kindergarten Initiative: Partners for Children & Families brings together a collaborative planning group of local early childhood professionals, school leaders, and community members to ensure all children and families in Moore County experience a smooth transition into Kindergarten.