Mission: Administrator of county smart start funds
Programs: Nc pre-k program: financial assistance will be paid on a direct per child basis for the purchase of care and enhancements in nc pre-k sites for temporary assistance for needy families (tanf) eligible or child care development fund (ccdf) eligible families. This activity will be implemented by the contractor who will report data as directed by dcdee. Does not include wrap around care.
program coordination and evaluation: the executive director will serve as program coordinator. She will monitor and evaluate direct service providers and in-house activities for fiscal and programmatic compliance; collaborate among smart start funded activities and other service providers in the community to ensure the overall success of smart start; coordinate services to avoid duplication and ensure that all funded activities have knowledge of other funded activities to ensure result driven outcomes. The executive director will contract for evaluations as deemed necessary. This activity will serve as the liaison between funded activities and those working in the area of early child care and education, health and family support. The service providers will receive annual orientations and constant guidance in the implementation process. It will provide training for the board members giving them the skills needed to make good choices in selecting and continuing programs that meet the needs of the required population, within the constraints of ncpc. This activity will provide onsite monitoring, data reporting, monthly reports, and evaluation reports.
ccr&r services: the jones county child care resource and referral (ccr&r) will provide referrals in conjunction with the regional ccr&r; technical assistance to child care providers and families; training for child care providers to ensure that they are up to date in ceu's and required certification and re certification courses, parent education workshops, and lending library services; and advocacy for quality programs. The early childhood specialist will be available to parents, providers, and early childhood teachers both in the field and at the jcpfc office.