The ABC's involvement in North Carolina began with the Child Care Services Association (CCSA) who developed the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood“ Program . The ABC was instrumental in taking CCSA's innovative program to child care providers outside of North Carolina. Building on the success of T.E.A.C.H. which addresses issues of professional development and retention of child care center staff, the ABC implemented additional training programs to help providers become more responsive to the needs of working parents in North Carolina.

The ABC also addressed the issue quality in before- and after-school programs through a series of training and accreditation initiatives, including school-age program accreditation. This program, conducted by the North Carolina School-Age Accreditation Project, was the largest ABC initiative in the state, helping over 30 school-age programs to receive accreditation. This effort was honored by Governor James Hunt of North Carolina at a State Capitol event in 1998. Having state programs geared toward children ages 0-5 (Smart Start) and 5-12 (Supporting Our Students), the Governor expressed his appreciation for ABC's investment to help further this agenda.

Funding Companies

AT&T
E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.
General Electric
IBM Corporation
Lucent Technologies
Raleigh/Durham Collaboration

Projects

Early Childhood
Computer Enhancement Initiative for Child Care Center
Family Friendly Training for Child Care Center
On-Site Training Program for Child Care Center
One-Day Infant/Toddler Training for Child Care Center
T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Scholarship Project
CORE Basic Competency Curriculum for Family Child Care Providers
Mentoring for Family Child Care Providers

School-Age
Before/After-School Program
The Bridge Project
First Steps: An Introduction to National Quality Standards
Global Games
Adventures in Peacemaking
Summer Camp
Summer of Service
Teamswork! On the Road to Accreditation
Theme-based Activities

Backup
Backup Dependent Care Registry

Elder Care
Adult Day Care Expansion
Elder Care Fair
Escorted Transportation
Home Care Worker Recruitment/Training
Intergenerational Computer Technology Initiative
SeniorNet Computer Learning Center
Volunteer In-Home Services Program Expansion

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