By Pam Dudding
The Craig County Child Care Center (C5) is happy to announce they now have an additional ten slots available to care for the children of Craig County.
“These are 100 percent paid for through United Way of Roanoke Valley’s Mixed Delivery grant,” Executive Director Teresa Oliver said. “They are open for three-and four-year-old children, five days a week, Monday through Friday.”
The C5 has been caring for Craig County’s children for years now and has a staff of caring people.
In December of 2020, the Craig County Child Care Center was awarded a Level 4 High Performance Quality Rating.
“Even though Craig County is a very rural area with limited economic resources, that does not mean that our early learners must accept substandard early educational services,” Oliver said. “Most families agree that choosing an early childhood program is one of the most important decisions a family can make.”
By C5 voluntarily participating in Virginia Quality Early Learning Programs, they show that they are committed to quality for the young children in Craig County.
Their statistics share that, Quality Rating and Improvement Systems exist in most states across the country and are a proven strategy to systematically improve the quality of childcare and early learning programs. The quality rating standards establish the standards for quality improvement.
Oliver was happy to announce the additional slots available for the younger ones.
They have many activities scheduled for the kids as well as field trips to local businesses and walks around town. Recently, Officer J.T. King stopped them on their walk, and they all posed with him beside the police car and spending some quality time with him.
The Craig County Child Care Center enjoys taking care of local children.
Located at 100 Brooks Street in New Castle, C5 can be reached at (540) 864-7700 for any questions or additional information.