Community Resources

The NorthCarolina Division of Child Development (800) 859-0829

The North Carolina Divison of Child Development makes every effort to provide information parents need to make the best possible child care choices. Star rated license information, Sanitation scores, Complaint investigations, Visits made by Division staff, and Reports of any administration action taken.

319 Chapanoke Road Suite 120, Raleigh, NC 27603        Fax: (919) 661-4845



Child Support Enforcement (CSE) (800) 992-9457

Child Support Enforcement is a program that works to ensure both parents are responsible for the financial support of their children. CSE agents help locate non-custodial parents, establish paternity of the child(ren), and petition the court to order child support payments.

Craven County Child Support Enforcement Agency

233 Middle Street, Suite 203 O'Marks Building, New Bern, Nc 28560


Food Stamp Program, Department of Social Services (252) 636-4900

The Food Stamp Program is a federal food assistance program that helps provide food assistance to low-income familines. The purpose of the Food Stamp Program is to end hunger and improve nutrition and health.

2818 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC, 28561

Child Care and Early Education


Child Care Resource & Referral (252) 672-5921

Childcare Resource & Referral is opperated by Craven Smart Start, is designed to help families find high quality childcare for their children in Craven County. Child Care Resource & Referral works to improve availability, affordability, and quality of child care in the Craven County community. Services for parents include refferals, not recommendations, for child care, parenting workshops, a toy and resource lending library open to the public, and quarterly parent news letters.

1917 Trent Blvd, New Bern, NC 28560            Fax: 252-672-5922



Craven County Family Literacy (252) 224-3226

Craven County Family Literacy serves families with children ages birth to eight years old. The program includes for componenets: Adult Education, Early Childhood Education, Parenting Education and Parent and Child Together (PACT). Parents and children attend school together and have opportunities to grow and learn. Children attend early childhood classrooms and participate in activities that improve their language, social, emotional, and physical growth. Parents of these children participate in adult basic education classes to earn a GED or learn English and parenting education.



Head Start (252) 223-1682

Head Start is a national program that promotes school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children ages three and four years. Head Start provides comprehensive child development services to economically disadvantaged children and families. The Head Start program engages parents in their children's learning and helps them make progress toward their education, literacy and employment goals.

303 McQueen Avenue, PO Box 729, Newport, NC 28570      Fax: (252) 223-1689


More at Four Pre-Kindergarten Program (252) 224-3226

The More at Four program is a state-funded, community-based, voluntary pre-kindergarten initiative designed to prepare at risk four-year-olds in North Carolina for success in school. The More at Four program meets high-quality standards, with a specific curriculum that is focused on preparing children in developmentally appropriate ways to enhance kindergarten readiness. More at Four classes are located in various locations thoughout Craven County.

3600 Tent Road, New Bern, NC 28562


Child Care Subsidy (252) 636-4900

Child Care Subsidy is available to eligible families through the Craven County Department of Social Services (DSS).  This program helps income and situational eligible families to receive assistance in paying for childcare for children.


Child Care Transportation (252) 636-4900

Transportation is provided to and from child care for eligible, young children with special needs. Eligibility is determined by Day Care Workers of the Craven County Department of Social Services.

2818 Neuse Blvd. New Bern, NC 28560      Fax: (252) 636-4946


Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R)    (252) 672-5921

CCR&R has contact information for child care programs, including drop-in and part-day sites. Parents are encouraged to call CCR&R, if they are looking for these child care resources.


Craven Cherry Point Child Development Center     (252) 447-3892

Craven-Cherry Point Child Development Center (CCPCDC) provides high quality enhanced services for children with special needs and typically developing children, for ages infant to five years of age.

200 Webb Blvd. Havelock, NC 28532