>Looking for quality child care or have questions related to child care issues and don’t know where to turn? Craven Smart Start’s Child Care Resource and Referral Program(CCR&R) provides a free child care referral service for local parents or grandparents who are faced with these issues. A Parent-Provider Specialist is available to answer questions and provide information on-site or by phone. CCR&R is located in Magnolia Plaza (formerly Montgomery Ward) at 2111 Neuse Boulevard, Suite F in New Bern and the phone number is 252-672-5921.
Craven Smart Start, Inc. is a public-private partnership that administers the funding and programs of Smart Start, North Carolina’s early childhood initiative, in Craven County. The mission of the program is to insure that every Craven County child, birth through five, receives the education, health and family support necessary to arrive at school ready to succeed. Child Care Resource and Referral, which is operated by Craven Smart Start, works to improve availability, affordability, and quality of child care in Craven County. It also provides free child care referral services to families and operates the resource lending library for parents, child care providers and the public. For information about Child Care Resource and Referral, call 252-672-5921. For information about Craven Smart Start, please call 252-636-3198.
Submitted by: Pinkie Moore, Community Outreach Coordinator, Craven Smart Start, Inc.