Support, Advocate, Serve

Early childhood professionals are essential in preparing young children for life and school. The first 2000 days of life are critical to the lifelong success of a child. We strive to support, advocate and serve you to excel in the field of early childhood education.

Alliance for Children funds a variety of programs to provide professional development opportunities, college tuition assistance and specialists to support quality in child care classrooms.

Check back for the 2019 – 20 Teacher and Director Trainings offered in Union County by Thompson Child and Family Focus.

Classes offered by Child Care Resources Inc. can be found at:


Education Stars
Provides tuition, books and fees for college credit courses to full-time teachers in licensed child care facilities. Go to:
Smart Start & NC Pre-K Masters
Provides resources to child care facilities, including technical assistance, in-depth training, professional workshops and grant awards. This multi-faceted approach not only enriches the facilities, but creates environments of excellence for children and instructional staff.
Inclusion Support
Assists children with challenging behaviors, their parents and child care providers with training, technical assistance and resources to help integrate the children into standard early childhood programs.
Smart Start Resource Center
A lending library offering multi-cultural and educational materials for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Parents, child care providers and students can borrow toys, books and musical instruments for children’s play or to strengthen motor skills.
Child Care Health Consultant
Our consultants are health professionals who know about child health, child development, and health and safety in child care settings. CCHCs and the child care staff work together to promote healthy and safe environments for young children.