Easter Seals UCP chief program officer, Karen Adams-Gilchrist, announced today that the organization’s Craven Cherry Point Child Development Center in Havelock, NC has earned the North Carolina Division of Child Development’s five-star rated license, the highest ranking that can be achieved by a child care program in North Carolina.
In 1999, the NC Division of Child Development began issuing star rated licenses to all eligible child care centers and family child care homes. Programs earn their star ratings based on two components that give the best indication of program quality: staff education and program standards. The star rating system was implemented by the state to enable parents to make a more informed choice as they consider child care options for their families.
The Easter Seals UCP Craven Cherry Point Child Development Center is an inclusive childcare setting serving special needs children and their families, as well as typically developing children. The program has been providing education and developmental training to young children with and without special needs since 1974. The Center’s home and community-based services are available to children and families from Craven, Carteret, Pamlico, Onslow and a portion of Jones Counties. Current services provided include developmental day pre-school services, developmental day childcare and community-based occupational therapy.
Easter Seals UCP’s Craven Cherry Point Center is one of the non-profits ten education centers for children in North Carolina, all of which have earned a five-star license from the NC Division of Child Development. The other nine education centers are located in Charlotte, Fayetteville, Greenville, North Wilkesboro, Raleigh, Sanford, Sparta, Spring Lake and Wilmington.
Contact: Barb Krcmar
Phone: (252) 447-3892