- Child Care Connections
Aids families in their search for a quality child care environment that meets their individual needs; they assist child care providers in maintaining or increasing the quality of the care given; and serve the community as a resource for distributing data and information regarding early childhood issues. Visit their website: http://www.ccchildcareconnections.org/, or call at (704) 922-5206.
- North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education
NCDEE makes every effort to provide information parents need to make the best possible child care choices. The Division records a variety of information on regulated facilities that you might find useful in your search, including:
-Star rated license information
-Visits made by Division staff
-Any admistrative actions taken
Visit the DCDEE website: http://ncchildcare.nc.gov/general/home.asp.
- Gaston County Schools
For general school information, visit: http://www.gaston.k12.nc.us
To find the Gaston County NC Pre-K application and information, click here.
- Lincoln County Schools
For general school information, visit: www.lcsnc.org
To find the Lincoln County NC Pre-K application and information, click here.
- Safe Kids Gaston County - https://www.facebook.com/safekidsgaston
- Safe Kids Lincoln County - https://www.facebook.com/sklincolncounty
Find upcoming events and important child safety tips and articles by visiting the Gaston and Lincoln Safe Kids Facebook pages above.
- Smart Start - http://www.smartstart.org
Smart Start Mission: Advance a high quality, comprehensive, accountable system of care and education for each child beginning with a healthy birth.
- ZERO TO THREE - https://www.zerotothree.org
Zero to Three Mission: To ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life
- First 2000 Days - http://www.first2000days.org
There are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when he or she will begin kindergarten. During that time, brain architecture is forming and creating the foundation for all future learning. The First 2,000 Days is an initiative of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation. NCECF is raising awareness about how children's earliest years have a lasting impact on later learning, health, and success and calls attention to how these issues impact our national security, safety, and economic well-being.