“A big lesson I learned is that plans don’t always go as expected, and you must roll with it.”
“An increase in the subsidy rate formula will allow more centers to continue operating and to increase pay for the child care workforce.”
“HB 574 is a piece of legislation that would allow us to begin treating child care as essential infrastructure.”
“In Buncombe County and across our state, the demand for child care spots far exceeds the supply.”
Throughout this year’s agricultural season, migrant farmworkers have struggled to find child care for young kids who would usually spend their days in classrooms.
While more than 1,500 Buncombe children received care through state-funded vouchers that reduce the costs for working parents, hundreds remain on the waiting list for assistance.
Buncombe County commissioners want to provide broader access to child care in Buncombe County. To that end, they gathered a braintrust of local education experts to explore obstacles to accessible early childhood education and solutions to those problems.
“Our local businesses rely on quality child care — many can’t do their job without it. Without safe, affordable options to care for their young children, parents may leave their jobs, which costs businesses in recruitment, retraining and the loss of skilled workers.”
The Children’s Center of Transylvania County will hold its “Ride for a Child” motorcycle rally on Saturday, Sept. 21. The fundraiser will raise money and awareness for the center’s programs to combat child abuse and neglect.
Women in North Carolina have made progress towards equality in recent decades, but significant disparities remain which affect the daily lives of women in North Carolina and in the nation as a whole.