Additional Resources

Applying for 2020-2021 NC PreK

NC Pre-Kindergarten (NC Pre-K) is the state-funded, part-day preschool program designed to provide at-risk four-year-old children with a quality early childhood education.

Click here for information on the organizations in charge of the NC Pre-K application process for the nine counties served by Child Care Referral Central (Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance and Wake Counties).  Information includes registration dates for the 2020-2021 school year, how to apply, and contact information for each organization.

For county-specific applications, please click the links, below:

We are ready to help you find a Summer Camp!

For free, customized referrals to summer camps tailored to your child’s age and interests, contact Child Care Referral Central at 855-EARLY-ED (855-327-5933). You can also visit and conduct an online search.

Essentials for Choosing Summer Camps

We are pleased to introduce our new publication designed to help families choose summer camps and activities for school-aged children and teens in the Triangle and beyond.

In this publication from CCSA, you will find key information on how to select a summer program that best fits your family and child’s needs and interests.

Download: Essentials for Choosing Summer Camps


Vroom is a free program that is designed to help educate children through interactions with you and other adults! Vroom is an app that provides you with personal information about your child’s development based on their age and it gives you different activities and tips that can be used to help educate and interact with your child. The tips and tools were designed to fit into parents’ everyday lives and busy schedules, making the simplest of moments a brain building one.

A child’s development starts as soon as they are born and taking simple steps to educate your child can help them significantly. Vroom focuses on the fact that the brain is developing from day one, a child’s brain is shaped by positive adult-child relationships, and that parents and caregivers play a key role in creating positive brain building environments for their children!

To get started, download the app by searching “Vroom,” or click here to go to their website.

Child Development Milestone Tracker

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pleased to announce the launch of CDC’s Milestone Tracker – a free app for tracking every child’s development in a fun and easy way. This app adds to the popular suite of free, family-friendly materials available through CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early. program.

The new app offers:

  • Interactive milestone checklists for children ages 2 months through 5 years, illustrated with photos and videos
  • Tips and activities to help children learn and grow
  • Information on when to act early and talk with a doctor about developmental delays
  • A personalized milestone summary that can be easily shared with the doctor and other care providers
  • Reminders for appointments and developmental screening

Learn more and get information on downloading the app at CDC’s Milestone Tracker website. The app is available in the iTunes App Store and on Google Play.

The 2015 State of Child Care in the Triangle & State of Child Care in Region 12

CCSA is pleased to release the biennial update to The State of Child Care in the Triangle report.  This report is designed to inform and educate all those invested in the availability, affordability and quality of area child care.

This year, CCSA is also pleased to provide a companion piece to our biennial Triangle report, addressing child care in the broader region.  This report provides data on Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance and Wake counties.  Like the Triangle report, this publication is intended to inform and educate the larger community on child care issues in the greater region beyond the Triangle.

2015 State of Child Care in the Triangle

2015 State of Child Care in Region 12

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Helpful Links

Services supported by the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education.

Additional support for services in the Triangle provided by Durham County Government, Durham's Partnership for Children - a Smart Start Initiative, the Town of Cary, United Way of the Greater Triangle, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.