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CDSA (Children’s Developmental Services Agency)

Local CDSA’s are available to help families with children with special needs, ages birth to three, reach their fullest potential.  There is no charge for these services.
3311 Burnt Mill Drive, Suite 100| Wilmington, NC 28403
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Services Available

Resources in New Hanover County for families who have children with
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Text4baby is the first mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. Text4baby is a free service provided by nonprofit, ZERO TO THREE (ZTT), and Voxiva, Inc.

Women who text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 receive three free text messages a week, timed to their due date or their baby’s birth date, through pregnancy and up until the baby’s first birthday. The messages address topics such as labor signs and symptoms, prenatal care, urgent alerts, developmental milestones, immunizations, nutrition, birth defect prevention, safe sleep, safety, and more.
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Play, learn & get ready for school together.
Find fun, quick ideas with our expert preschool education toolkit.
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The Division of Child Development and Early Education

The mission of the NC Department of Health and Human Services is, in collaboration with our partners, to protect the health and safety of all North Carolinians and provide essential human services.
2201 Mail Service Center | Raleigh, NC 27699-2201
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North Carolina Rated License Assessment Project

The North Carolina Star Rated License Project was established in 1999 to better define the quality of child care in the state and to assist parents in choosing child care. The North Carolina Division of Child Development awards the Star Rated License to child care centers, family child care homes, and school-age programs. As of January, 2008 the NC Star Rated License is based upon total points earned within two components: program standards and staff education.
915 Northridge Street | Greensboro, NC 27403
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New Hanover County Environmental Health

The Children’s Environmental Health Unit includes three programs that play vital roles in the health of our children.
1632 Mail Service Center | Raleigh, NC 27699-1632
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Region 4 PUZZLES Center

If you are a parent, you are looking for child care options which both fit your needs and help your children learn and grow. Also, to aid with Professional Development, we offer many different training programs each month. A complete list of these can be seen on our child care training calendar.
4564 Chadbourn Hwy | Whiteville, NC 28472
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North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children

NCaeyc’s mission is to be the voice of early childhood professionals working with or on behalf of young children birth through age eight.
2209 Century Drive, Suite 550 | Raleigh, NC 27612
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North Carolina Institute for Child Development Professionals

The mission of the Institute is to promote the implementation of a comprehensive professional development and recognition system that links education and compensation for the child care workforce to ensure high quality care and education services for children and families.
PO Box 959 | Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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