Regional CCR&R

Our Parent/Provider Specialist, Bianca Salinas, is available to help families in Region 2 who are looking for child care and she can be reached at 252-672-5921 ext. 32. Region 2 includes Beaufort, Craven, Hyde, Pamlico, Tyrrell and Washington Counties. The Find Child Care NC hotline is still active and available also for families looking for child care. That number is 1-888-600-1685 and specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist. The hotline is available for anyone in NC.

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Flyer – English

Flyer – Spanish

CCR&R Regional 2 Child Care Supply and Demand Reports

Please click on the link below for each county’s report

Counties in Region


CCR&R Regional Lead Agency

Craven Smart Start.Inc.CCR&R
2111 F Neuse Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28580

1 Dennise Fuhrman High School History Teacher November 8th 2011 July 25th 1960
2 Elodia Weisz Wallpaperer Helper October 15th 2010 March 30th 1982
Regional Demographics
Total children 0-5: 13,930
Total children 6-14: 21,828
% of families with children 0-5 with all parents working: 67%
% of families with children 6+ with all parents working: 71%
Number of regulated child care programs: 117
Number of 4-5 star child care programs: 85
% of children enrolled in 4-5 star child care programs: 84%
Size of early care & school age education workforce: 586

Regional CCR&R services (in FY 19)Children whose families received education and assistance finding child care:422Child care classrooms that received technical assistance to improve or maintain their quality:134Child care professionals who received training and professional development:526

Service Highlight:

An owner of a child care business in New Bern: “Craven Smart Start CCR&R helped to enhance not only our star rated license, but our overall quality of care by providing us with new developmentally appropriate materials and updating our staff on the proper methods of sanitation. This day care has been in our family for over 40 years and is three generations strong.”
A teacher who received Technical Assistance: “The (Quality Enhancement Coordinator) recently assisted me in raising the child care star rating of my business. I could not have done it without her help. Ms. Bolz not only assisted me with technical advice and support but she labored manually with me and for me!”

A working parent who has used the R&R Service: “Craven Smart Start CCR&R has been such a blessing to me. When I call they are so helpful in whatever I need.

Regional ServicesIf you have any questions about CCR&R Regional services, please call the following numbers:School Age Referral toll free number is 1-866-389-1700.
Spanish toll free number is 1-866-262-5300

Craven County:Child Care Resource & Referral
(252) 672-5921
Website: Counties:Beaufort-Hyde Partnership for Children
(252) 975-4647
Website: County:Pamlico Partnership for Children, Inc.
(252) 745-7850
Website: http://www.pamlicopartnership.orgTyrrell/Washington Counties:Tyrrell/Washington County Child Advocacy Council
(252) 793-5437
Website: http://www.twpfc.orgEducation SpecialistsEducation Specialists from each statewide special initiative, Infant-Toddler, Healthy Social Behaviors, and School Age, offer a variety of professional development opportunities including workshops and CEW learning events across North Carolina. Providers can access full information online about what’s scheduled in their area and how to register for a training. Instructions are provided at each website:For Infant Toddler Education Specialist training:

For Healthy Social Behaviors Education Specialist training:

For School Age Education Specialist training:

Contact Information for Initiative Education Specialists in our region:

  • Staci Herman Drauss, Infant Toddler Education Specialist – 919-901-1372
  • Pam Pace, Healthy Social Behaviors Education Specialist – 919-210-8852

  • Craven Smart Start, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that administers Smart Start funds and programs in Craven County. Smart Start is designed to ensure that young children enter school healthy and ready to succeed. Donations are tax deductible. Financial information about this organization and copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.