Child Care Referral Central
Choosing a child care provider is one of the most important decisions families make, and it is important to remain involved in your child’s education once you’ve selected child care. In NC, child care facilities are issued a star rated license on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, based primarily on staff education and program standards. There are several programs in Person County to assist in finding high-quality, affordable child care.
Learn more about your options here.
NC Pre K
Person County Partnership for Children is the administering agency for the state funded community-based, voluntary pre-kindergarten initiative designed to prepare at-risk four-year-olds in North Carolina for success in school. Programs are to meet high quality standards, which specific curriculum that is focused on preparing children in developmentally appropriate ways for success in schools (e.g. emphasis on literacy, numbers, physical/fine-motor development, and problem solving/thinking).
Requirements are established by the state. The current At-Risk Criteria includes: Pre-K students must be at-risk as defined primarily by low income. Families of children served must be at or below 75% of the state media income. Twenty percent of enrolled children may exceed this income level if they: 1) Have an identified disability, 2) Are limited English proficient, 3) Have a developmental/educational delay, and/or have a chronic health problem, and 4) Age: Children must be 4 by August 31st. They must be eligible for public kindergarten the following year. Priority for Pre-K Services: In all counties of North Carolina, unserved Children receive top priority for NC Pre-K services. Only after all identified unserved children whose parents choose to enroll them are served are sites to move to priorities for under-served children.
There are 134 NC Pre-K slots available in Person County and these services are currently provided at three local child serving agencies:
Subsidy: Funds are available through Department of Social Services to assist a parent who qualifies with the cost of child care and provides incentives to high quality centers and homes that serve subsidized children.
Crisis Subsidy Scholarships: This is a one-time emergency assistance to families in crisis to maintain their child care placement for children ages 0-5 while they re-establish their normal routines. Please call 336-599-3773.