By Guest Blogger Suzanne Isenberg, Development Director of Child Care Resource Center
Are you searching for a quality child care center? An in-home/family child care environment? A full-time or part-time nanny? Do you need part-time care? 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift care? After school care? Summer camp opportunities? There are many SO many choices, and finding a quality child care/early learning environment for your child can be overwhelming and time consuming.
Now, there’s a new name for you to remember when you need help finding quality child care: Child Care Resource Center (CCRC). We are your local, non-profit child care resource and referral agency.
After serving our community for 27 years under the name “Work Family Resource Center”, we are excited to announce our new name along with a new logo! The name “Child Care Resource Center” better reflects the important work that we do. We connect families to quality child care, provide professional development opportunities to child care providers, and educate the community about the link between quality child care/early learning experiences and school preparedness.
Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) is the home of the largest database of child care programs in the region, and we offer a combination of free and fee-based services (including a nanny search service) to suit the needs of all families.
What are your child care needs?
Maybe you need full-time care for your newborn so you can return to your career. Or you may need a half-day preschool program that will help your child develop the social and school readiness skills to begin a successful school career. Or perhaps your school-age child needs a summer camp that reflects his interests and provides care for the hours he would normally be in school.
Talking with one of our Parent Specialists can help you in your search for a child care arrangement that best fits your child and your family’s needs.
Child Care Program Search (FREE)
We provide the tools you need to make the best decision about child care for your child and your family. In consultation with your CCRC Parent Specialist, you will learn about indicators of quality that you can look for as you visit potential child care programs. You will receive a Parent Tool Kit that provides a list of questions you can ask each child care provider to learn more about their program and how they will care for your child, information about North Carolina’s quality rating system for child care programs and how this system is linked to the quality of care your child will receive.
Nanny Search Service (fee-based)
Silver Service includes consultation with a CCRC child care expert about available child care options – including the pros and cons of hiring a nanny, a copy of “A Family’s Guide to Hiring a Nanny”, advertising on various sites for a nanny that meets the specific needs of your family, screening of all applicants responding to the ad, gathering information from the applicants utilizing CCRC’s Nanny Application and Information Sheet, reviewing with you the applicant information and written materials to use during the interview process. $400
Gold Service includes all of the benefits of the Silver Service plus: a CCRC child care expert will conduct in-person interviews of 3 perspective applicants of your choosing and conduct a background check on the final applicant, review initial interview with you and forward the applicant applications so that you can make a final decision, provide three child development classes for the nanny that is employed – including First Aid/CPR. $800
Are you searching for quality child care?
Please call (336) 245-4900 or visit www.workfamilyresource.org for more information. We are still transitioning to our new name, so our online presence (website and social media) may reflect our previous name for a while.
New Location/Open House
We also have a new location! Our address is 500 West Fourth Street, Suite 202 Winston-Salem, NC 27101.
You’re invited to our Open House on June 21 4:30-6:30pm! Call our office at (336) 245-4900 to RSVP.
- Sponsored by Child Care Resource Center