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Family and Child Development

Blue Ridge Community Action is proud to manage three early childhood education facilities.

Our centers offer Daycare, Head Start, NC-PREK, and Early Head Start Programs.

All centers are licensed by the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education.

Head Start

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Early Head Start

NC PRE-K

Daycare

Helping families and children succeed to their fullest potential.

That's
BRCA.

The Child Development Program aims to provide children with a safe, loving environment and ensure they are healthy and ready to learn when entering the public school system.   The Child Development Department actively partners with our Community Services Department to provide families with help and a communal safety net to ensure all families have access to the resources they need.
 

What We Offer

  • Hot catered meals are included through the USDA Child Nutrition Program

  • Experienced staff that meet strict  criteria for minimum/continuing education

    • All teachers and staff members participate in regular training activities and are certified in first aid and CPR.​

    • All teachers hold a two-year degree in early childhood education or related fields; many have four-year degrees and teaching licenses.

  • Community resource matching for income-eligible families

  • Services and accommodations for children with special needs

  • An open-door policy that encourages parent participation, including events

  • Curriculum approved by the state of North Carolina (Creative Curriculum)

    • Age-appropriate, open-ended activities to help children develop a positive sense of self-worth

    • Encouraging children to explore and experiment with their environment

    • Activities that foster both independent play and group cooperation

    • Safe, enriching environments, including computers in every classroom

Our Center Locations

Northside Children's Learning Center

828-758-4290

A Five-Star Childcare Center

1440 Blowing Rock Blvd, Lenoir, NC 28645

Center Director: Rhodda Medley

Programs: Daycare, Early Head Start, Head Start, NC-PREK

Ages 0-5

Vouchers Accepted

Must be 4 years old by beginning of school year

Ages 3-5

SNAP Recipients Automatically Qualify!

Ages 0-5

SNAP Recipients Automatically Qualify!

Use one of the options below to submit your application:

1. Fax application to: 828-433-5721

2. Scan and email the application to selfsufficiency@brcainc.org

3. Mail the completed application to:
Blue Ridge Community Action, Inc. 
800 N Green Street, Morganton NC 28655

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Quaker Meadows Generations

828-438-6255

A Five-Star Childcare Center

800 N Green St., Morganton, NC 28655

Center Director: Cheryl Leonhardt

Programs: Daycare, Early Head Start, Head Start, NC-PREK

Ages 0-5

Vouchers Accepted

Must be 4 years old by beginning of school year

Ages 3-5

SNAP Recipients Automatically Qualify!

Ages 0-5

SNAP Recipients Automatically Qualify!

Use one of the options below to submit your application:

1. Fax application to: 828-433-5721

2. Scan and email the application to selfsufficiency@brcainc.org

3. Mail the completed application to:
Blue Ridge Community Action, Inc. 
800 N Green Street, Morganton NC 28655

Circle of Friends

828-879-2367

A Five-Star Childcare Center

240 Bravard St., Rutherford College, NC 28671

Center Director: Jamie Steiner

Programs: Daycare, Early Head Start, Head Start, NC-PREK

Ages 0-5

Vouchers Accepted

Must be 4 years old by beginning of school year

Ages 3-5

SNAP Recipients Automatically Qualify!

Ages 0-5

SNAP Recipients Automatically Qualify!

Use one of the options below to submit your application:

1. Fax application to: 828-433-5721

2. Scan and email the application to selfsufficiency@brcainc.org

3. Mail the completed application to:
Blue Ridge Community Action, Inc. 
800 N Green Street, Morganton NC 28655

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