CCRI, a private non-profit, 501(c)(3) child care resource and referral (CCR&R) agency founded in 1982, was established as a result of a community planning process initiated and commissioned by the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners to improve and expand the county’s child care services.
The agency was the county’s first partnership to privatize government services (it now administers child care subsidy funds), was among the first CCR&Rs in the state and has provided high quality CCR&R services to Mecklenburg, Cabarrus and Union Counties’ children, families, early care and education and school-age child care programs since its founding.
CCRI works with families, early care and education and school-age child care professionals/programs, and communities to ensure that all children have access to high quality, affordable early learning and school-age opportunities and experiences which enable them to succeed in school and in life. CCRI was the first nationally certified CCR&R agency and first IACET approved CCR&R agency in NC and currently serves as lead agency for Region 6 (Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union, Rowan and Stanly Counties) with Child Care Development Funds received from NCDCDEE. Governed by a 25-member Board of Directors, the organization has a long record of sound fiscal management practices, evidenced by annual audit reports. CCRI is based in Charlotte.