Child Care Resource & Referral

The Child Care Resource & Referral Program (CCR&R) helps child care facilities maintain or improve the quality of child care.

This is accomplished in the following areas of emphasis:

  • Professional Development: We provide information, guidance, and advice to an individual/group about professional growth, career options, and pathways to obtain or meet required qualifications.
  • Trainings in 9 topic areas that encompass: classroom learning environments, health and safety of children, interactions between teacher and child, developmentally appropriate practices and program management. To access our training calendar, visit this page. To review our Training Registration Policies and Procedures click here.
  • On-site Technical Assistance: Our team offers free quality enhancement consultation to child care providers in areas of staff development, classroom practices and or to maintain or improve their facility star ratings.
  • Kindergarten Readiness: We work in collaboration with child care facilities, Henderson County Public Schools, WNC Source, and Smart Start of Henderson County for intentional parent outreach and education. Workshops on getting children ready for kindergarten are also provided for child care providers and parents.


Click here to view our Resources Page.

Are you struggling with behavior issues in your classroom or center?

Looking for Childcare? Click the image below to visit the Southwestern Child Development Commission’s website and click Search For childcare.

If you are a licensed child care provider, please make sure Mountain Child Care Connections has the most up-to-date information on your business. Please CLICK HERE to access the Provider Survey form which should be updated as changes occur in your business or at least annually.

Call Mountain Child Care Connections at 877-752-5955 to list any openings for children that you may have. This will ensure the most current information can be shared with parents looking for available care in the area. Mountain Child Care Connections is a subsidiary of Southwestern Child Development.

For more information,
please contact:

Heather Erwin
Early Care and Education Director
(828) 698-0674 ext. 154
[email protected]

This program is partially funded by SmartStart of Henderson County.