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Details for Service Smart Start Child Care Related Activities
Service Name Smart Start Child Care Related Activities Program Name Capacity Building
Goal Manage resources to provide effective and efficient delivery of services to North Carolinians.
Objective Assure the capacity to deliver health and safety services to children and/or adults through collaboration, networks, partnerships and workforce development.
Division Division of Child Development and Early Education
Service Description


Child Care Related Activities are a service provided under the Smart Start program, which serves children from birth to age 5.

Local communities carry out activities designed to maintain or improve the quality of child care homes and centers.  These may include:

-Activities to maintain or increase a facility's star rating (level of licensure)
-Teacher training
-Supplemental teacher pay for professional development, such as enrollment in for-credit courses related to early childhood development


Services are provided statewide through 75 local Smart Start partnership organizations.



Web Site www.ncsmartstart.org Year First Initiated 1993
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
0 100+
0 5

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
State Statute NC 143B-168.10 Early Childhood Initiatives

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY)
As of the month of
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2024 SFY 2023-2024 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 0 0 0
Salary Other (1X) 0 0 0
Operating (2X-5X) 0 0 0
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 0 0 0
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 0 0 0
Receipts-Federal 0 0 0
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 0 0 0
Total Receipts 0 0 0
General Fund Appropriations 0 0 0
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0