Quality Support Services (QSS)
Financial support and individual technical assistance for centers and homes at the four and five star level.
Contact: Mary Draughn
Phone: (336) 249-6688 x 209
Program works to ease children’s transitions from home or child care to kindergarten.
Contact: Anabel Melgar
Phone: (336) 249-6688, x 211
CHILD CARE REFERRAL
Parent assistance in finding quality child care.
Contact: Work Family Resource Center
Phone: (336) 761-5100
Group trainings on a wide range of topics and interests for parents. For more information, contact Smart Start of Davidson County at 336-249-6688.
GROW A CHILD
Visit www.growachild.org to find information that is specific to a young child’s growth and development, as well as fun, simple activities to do with children.
Offers fingerprinting, laminating, die cuts, copies, and book binding services. Available for checkout— a large selection of prop boxes and materials to enhance all of your learning centers and a library to help plan age- appropriate activities.
For more information, contact Smart Start of Davidson County at 336-249-6688.
CHILD CARE TRAININGS
A variety of classes are offered at Smart Start weekly for child care professionals.
Contact: Sherry Brannon
Phone: (336) 249-6688 x 217
Provides education based salary supplements to low paid teachers, directors, and family child care providers.
Contact: (919) 967-3272
REACH OUT AND READ
During routine visits parents will receive a developmentally appropriate book to take home and read to their child. This program begins at the 6 Month check up and continues through age 5.
For more information, contact Mary Draughn
Phone: 336-249-6688 x 209
NC PRE K
Free Pre-K experience for eligible children the year before entering kindergarten.
Contact: Anabel Melgar
Phone: (336) 249-6688 x 211
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Si tiene preguntas or para mas informacion, Anabel Melgar 336-249-6688 x 211
SMART START SCHOLARSHIP
Financial assistance to help qualifying families pay for child care.
• Scholarship Application and Scholarship Requirements
• En Espanol
• Income Eligibility Limits (per household)
• Employment Verification Form
• Self-Employed Wage Verification Form
Contact: Lauren Nesbitt
Phone: (336) 249-6688 x 223
Si tiene preguntas or para mas informacion, Julia Soto (336) 249-6688 x 211
School Readiness Program / PAT
Provides in-home visitation for families of children birth to age five. Parents and or caregivers receive support and resources to help them ensure a positive school experience for their child.
Contact: Bleasha Carroll