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About the North Carolina Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) System

Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) programs have provided essential services in North Carolina for more than 50 years. The North Carolina CCR&R Council has organized the CCR&R system into 14 regional lead agencies and 62 local agencies to provide consistency to these essential services across the state for more than 20 years.

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What services does CCR&R provide?

CCR&R agencies facilitate essential child care services and support for families, child care professionals and businesses.

CCR&R agencies:

  • Help families find the early care, education and school-age child care options that best suit their needs
  • Work directly with child care providers, businesses and communities to improve the quality and variety of child care services through:
    • Consumer education and referral
    • Professional development
    • Technical assistance
    • Data collection and analysis
    • Public awareness
  • Provide information and data to public and private sectors for planning and policy development

Many CCR&R agencies also administer child care subsidies, the Child and Adult Care Food Program and employer-supported initiatives.

North Carolina’s CCR&R system is a national model for high performance, achieved by maintaining strong standards and accountability for outputs and outcomes and evaluated each year through an annual review.


Find out how CCR&R agencies make an impact.

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