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Impact & Stats

Quality child care is a necessity for many families in North Carolina, and it is also a significant expense. How does CCR&R improve the quality of child care services in North Carolina?



Each year, CCR&R agencies help thousands of families, child care professionals and businesses in North Carolina.

  • Nearly 40,000 children (more than 21,000 families) per year are connected to resources that enable their parents to work, go to school and support their families.
  • More than 6,100 child care classrooms per year improve or maintain the quality of their services to children and families or newly obtain licensure to serve families.
  • More than 24,000 child care professionals per year increase their knowledge and learn new strategies to improve the child care environment and the experiences of the children in their care.1
  • 71% of all NC children enrolled in regulated child care attend high-quality 4- and 5-star programs, up from 33% in 2003 due to the collective efforts of CCR&R agencies.2

In 2021, as a result of statewide CCR&R:

28,610 children in working families received education and assistance finding child care and school age care.

4,451 child care classrooms, homes in early care and school age programs received technical assistance to improve or maintain their quality.

17,805 early care and school age professionals received training and professional development.

1 NC CCR&R 2022 Statistics

2 NC DCDEE June 2022 Statistics

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