FAQs

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How do I enroll my child in Lee County Partnership for Children (LCPFC)?

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LCPFC is not a child care center and we are not one program. We fund many programs in the community that are managed by other agencies. Each agency has its own application process and eligibility requirements. For child care, contact Child Care Search at 855.231.8717.

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How is LCPFC funded?

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LCPFC is funded by the state through the North Carolina General Legislature. Other funds are provided by private donations and grants from corporations and foundations.

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Is LCPFC operated by the state?

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No. LCPFC is a private nonprofit. We have a local Board of Directors with community and business representatives. Our Board sets boundaries and makes key operational and funding decisions. Some positions are designated for representation by specific organizations.

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Is LCPFC only for low-income families?

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No. Our mission is to ensure that ALL children are healthy and ready to enter kindergarten. This includes programs in areas of health, literacy, family support and early care and education. We do fund some programs that are based on family income such as child care subsidy and NC Pre-K.

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Is LCPFC affiliated with Head Start?

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No. Head Start is a federally-funded preschool program that targets low-income three and four year olds. Call the Johnston-Lee County Head Start Learning Center at 919-777-9037 for more information about their program.

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How do I know if a child care program provides quality service?

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The state of North Carolina has implemented a star rating system to help parents choose quality child care. This is a volunteer-based program. Church child care centers and those with a temporary license may choose to opt out of the system. Licensed child care programs are monitored by the state according to specific criteria. Programs are given one to five stars with one-star being the lowest and five-stars being the highest quality.

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Is financial assistance available for low-income families who need child care?

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Yes. LCPFC funds a subsidy program. Qualification requirements depend on family size, salary and other information. For more information visit the Child Care Subsidy page.