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Child Care Resource & Referral

The purpose of Smart Start Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) is to serve children, child care providers and families by supplying current quality child care and other critical support services vital to the total well-being of the children in Chowan and Perquimans Counties.

We provide training, technical assistance and support to child care providers in the following areas:

  • Develop mentally appropriate practice
  • Child development
  • Positive guidance
  • Environments
  • Classroom Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Curriculum Development

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Provider/Parent Lending Libraries

The Child Care Resource & Referral Lending Libraries, one located in each County Public Library, offer a variety of educational materials intended to provide developmental and age-appropriate resources that will enrich the learning environments of children. The lending libraries are located at the following addresses:

Chowan County
Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library
106 West Water Street
Edenton, NC 27932
Telephone: 252-482-4112

Perquimans County
Perquimans County Library
514 South Church Street
Hertford, NC 27944
Telephone: 252-426-5319

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Provider Resource Center

Located at 409 Old Hertford Road in Edenton, NC, our Provider Resource Center has a printer, copier, laminator, binding machine, die-cut machine and professional resource books for Child Care Providers’ convenience. Call 482-3035 for more information or for an appointment.

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Project EDU

Provides technical assistance to childcare providers in creating professional development plans for increased secondary education. Provides cash incentives for those meeting eligibility requirements.