DURHAM, N.C. – Working families in the Triangle will receive a boost with their child-care needs now that the Jim and Carolyn Hunt Child Care Resource Center has opened in Durham.
The new facility, which officially opened its doors Oct. 17, now is home to Child Care Service Association’s Resources and Referral Center, Durham’s Partnership for Children and Durham’s Alliance for Children Care Access.
“We are at a critical juncture where our community must take the next step to ensure that child care is given the same legitimacy and infrastructure as the other services we have made social priorities, including health care and public education,” Sue Russell, president of Child Care Services Association, says in a statement.
The new center will offer a variety of services, including the association’s expanded nutrition program, which serves over one million meals annually for children in child care.
Parents can use the center to receive free referrals to high-quality day care providers and information about scholarships, while child care providers can access the center’s library and take-home tools.
The facility also will feature the Good Beginnings Infant-Toddler Classroom available to current child care providers who are pursing early childhood degrees.