Child Care Resource and Referral services are community-based services designed to provide an effective child care delivery system; one which provides a link between child care providers, families who need child care, and employers and community planners who address child care needs.

Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) agencies provide a single portal of entity for parents to understand their childcare options and make informed decisions about childcare.  CCR&Rs also help develop and maintain quality childcare programs and training that are responsive to the needs of local childcare providers and the entire early childcare community.  Child Care Resource and Referral offer a decentralized, personal approach to childcare information and assistance, while also acting as a central link, among the many diverse parts of the child care system.

Basic“core” services provided by Hertford County Child Care Resource and Referral include:

Assisting families in selecting quality child care for their children

Referrals to legally operating child care providers

Collecting and analyzing information about childcare needs and supply

Recruiting to build the supply of child care to meet demand

Educating and encouraging communities to address child care needs and issues

Supporting child care providers through technical assistance and training

 What Else Does CCRR Offer?

Resource and Toy Lending Library that is available for parents, child care providers, and agencies

Provides technical assistance to child care programs and facilities desiring to increase the quality of their program through our Quality Enhancement Project

Sponsoring professional development projects to help child care providers increase their education and overall quality of care

Offers support to new child care providers and provides technical assistance to existing child care providers

Are There Services Designed Just For Parents?

Yes!  The staff of The Hertford-Northampton County Child Care Resource and Referral believes that it is the parents’ responsibility to select the provider of their choice and to investigate the provider carefully before making a selection.  When a referral is made to a parent, every parent has the right to receive materials such as:

Rules and regulations regarding child care in North Carolina

Guidelines and checklist for choosing and using quality child care

Parenting training and workshops

Resource Lending Library

Car seat training (must have a referral from a health care professional)

Information on other community services

Community At Large?

Statistics on child care in the bi-county area

Public awareness to increase community involvement

Presentations about child care

Events for children and their families

If you want to learn more about quality childcare, or if you are interested in becoming a child care provider, contact Marquita Moore-Raynor, Child Care Resource and Referral Coordinator at

For More Information Contact:

Hertford-Northampton Smart Start Partnership for Children, Inc.
711 E. Vance St., PO Box 504, Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Tel: (252) 398-4124
Fax: (252) 398-3965