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March 17, 2023

Unpacking the Differences Between NC Pre-K, Three School, Early Head Start, and Child Care

Did you know there are a number of no cost, state-funded programs in North Carolina designed to support your child’s early education? While many may think […]
February 17, 2023

First 2,000 Days Series: Creating Trauma-Informed Classrooms and Centers 

Many early childhood educators encounter young children on a daily basis who have experienced trauma. As more and more research has become available on adverse childhood […]
January 20, 2023

Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) and Why It Matters 

Whether you’re moving to Onslow County for the first time or you’re weighing your options for your child, the process of finding a high-quality child care […]
January 6, 2023

Update: American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds and Early Childhood Education

More than a year ago, the White House announced the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Child Care Stabilization program, a federal aid package designed to enable more […]
December 23, 2022

Child Care Workers are Leaving the Workforce. How Do We Bring Them Back? 

Many early childhood educators—the individuals responsible for making employment possible for most parents—are leaving the workforce for good. Low pay, demanding work, and a lack of […]
December 9, 2022

Navy Respite Care in Onslow County

Taking care of a child with special needs can be a full-time job and require additional support. If you are a Navy family in Onslow County […]
November 25, 2022

Why Child Care Drives Businesses Forward

For decades, most businesses have created a sharp separation between the personal and the professional. However in recent years—particularly since COVID—more and more businesses have seen […]
September 23, 2022

Child Care Centers are Closing: Unpacking the Reasons 

Since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic, child care centers have continued to close at an alarming rate: one-third of all centers have closed and […]
July 29, 2022

5 Reasons Why Early Head Start Sets Children Up for Success

One Place provides several early education programs that support children through their first 2,000 days, including Early Head Start, a federally-funded program designed for low-income families. […]
February 4, 2022

Child Care and COVID-19 in Onslow County- Here’s the Latest

Over the past two years, child care centers across the county have been hit with a myriad of challenges stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. From economic […]
January 7, 2022

The Impact of Poverty on Child Care

For children living in poverty, receiving high-quality child care can be an enormous challenge. From transportation to lack of awareness about opportunities, children living in poverty […]
November 17, 2021

The 411 on the Build Back Better Act

A few weeks ago, the Build Back Better Act (BBBA) was announced: a $1.75 trillion spending proposal that has the potential to dramatically transform America’s early […]
September 24, 2021

One Place Team Connects Center to Volunteer Resource

Thanks to some local Marines, things just got a little cooler for children and staff in the NC Pre-K program at Child Care Network 79B in […]
September 17, 2021

4 Tips for Managing Challenging Behavior in the Classroom

Are you looking for support in managing challenging behavior in your classroom? As early childhood educators settle back into the classroom, we’re here to help. With […]
August 20, 2021

COVID-19: Tips for Caregivers Returning to the Classroom

With increasing concern about new variants of the coronavirus, many early childhood educators face pandemic protocols and worries about returning to the classroom this fall. To […]
August 6, 2021

Extended Learning Resources for Preschoolers During Quarantine

While restrictions regarding COVID-19 have relaxed in recent months, the virus remains prevalent across the country with reports that numbers are on the rise again. In […]
July 30, 2021

COVID-19 Impact Series: Racial Disparities and Child Care Closures

Over the past year, COVID-19 has magnified overwhelming inequities across the globe—and the child care sector is no exception. From rising costs of child care, vast […]
July 16, 2021

COVID-19 Impact Series: The Cost of Child Care in Onslow County and Beyond

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 400,000 parents in North Carolina struggled to find child care. Now, more than one year into the pandemic, families […]
July 9, 2021

The American Rescue Plan and The American Families Plan: How it Impacts Early Educators

For far too long, the child care ecosystem has been overburdened and underfunded—and no one has understood this more than early educators.  With the announcement of […]
July 2, 2021

The American Rescue Plan: How It Impacts You and Your Family

This spring, the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, was announced and marked a critical step toward a stronger, more robust future for […]
June 4, 2021

COVID-19 Impact Series: The Economic Fallout of the Child Care Crisis

This blog is part of a series on the impact that COVID-19 has had on the child care industry and children and families in Onslow County. […]