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Child Care Centers with 4 or 5 Star Ratings, 2022

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Why This is Important

Star ratings issued by the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education are based primarily on a licensed program’s staff education and program standards. They reflect the strengths of child care programs in these two areas, above and beyond basic compliance with state child care regulations. For more information about licensing and the star rating system see the links in Additional Resources.

About the Data

This measure includes both child care centers and family child care homes which are licensed by the state of North Carolina’s Division of Child Care and Early Development. It does not include unlicensed locations. Data is collected each year in April and reflects a snapshot of the calendar year’s licensed centers.

Source: NC Division of Child Care and Early Development

Additional Resources

Resource Learn More and Take Action
About Licensing for Child Care Centers Who is regulated by the Division of Child Development and Early Education?
Child Care Services Association Child Care Services Association (CCSA) is a nationally recognized nonprofit working to ensure affordable, accessible, high quality child care for all families through research, services and advocacy.
Durham's Partnership for Children Mobilizing and unifying the Durham community to create and support innovative and successful collaborative approaches to serving the needs of young children birth to age 5 and their families.
More About Star Ratings How does the star rating system work?
Smart Start NC Smart Start brings together all the people involved in a young child’s life—families, teachers, doctors, caregivers, social workers, and many others—to ensure every child has all they need for healthy growth and development.
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Data Distribution, 2022

County Average: 68.5%

Child Care Centers with 4 or 5 Star Ratings

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