12 Days of Giving: Day 5
Posted on 12.08.2015, Tuesday

Child care programs need resources, technical assistance, and professional development to maintain a high level of quality, which in turn leads to higher levels of school readiness for children. The Partnership works hard to support Durham’s child care centers in numerous ways. Last year, nearly half of all regulated child care facilities in Durham (158 out of 333) received services from the Partnership to improve the quality of care and support early childhood educators.

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Through Partnership-funded programs:

  • 56 child care facilities received technical assistance services to increase or maintain their quality
  • 1,062 parents/guardians received child care resource and referral services, including 728 high-need families. Families who received child care scholarships and/or referrals to child care programs were able to access a higher quality of care than other families.
  • 247 child care professionals received a salary supplement to encourage pursuit of additional education and reduce teacher turnover
  • 22 Durham Public Schools Pre-K teachers received training and coaching to improve classroom management skills
  • 9 child care center directors participated in a Leadership Academy for professional development

These are just a few examples of how the Partnership provides the highest quality care for as many children as possible. By supporting the Partnership, you are also supporting small businesses, an important industry in our community, and the foundation of success for Durham’s children. Make your gift today!