Child Care & Education

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    Student Loan Forgiveness

    President Biden has announced a 3-part plan to help with student loans:  Forgive a loan amount from the Department of…

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    Child Tax Credit

    The Child Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit for families with qualifying children or dependents. It may be able to help…

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    School Lunch Program

    The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free school lunches to children in public and nonprofit…

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    Summer Food Program

    The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) also called summer meal programs or summer lunch programs are free meal sites that help…

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    Community College

    Community colleges offer two-year post-secondary education. Typically, the highest certificate offered is an associates degree, but some students continue on…

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    Head Start

    Head Start is a preschool education program to help children aged 3 – 5 prepare for school success. Head Start…

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    NC Pre-K

    NC Pre-K provides high-quality educational experiences to enhance school readiness for eligible children aged 4.  Who is eligible?  NC Pre-K…

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    Kindergarten-12th Grade

    Where do I find my school district and the state office for public instruction?  With children in public school, it…

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    Child Care Resource & Referral

    What is Child Care Resource and Referral?  Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) helps families get access to quality early…

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    Pandemic EBT Program

    The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program helps families with eligible children who are unable to access free or reduced-price…