Transition Plan for NC State’s Child Care Services with Bright Horizons
As a result of Raleigh’s ongoing development of Dorothea Dix Park, NC State’s Child Care Center managed by Bright Horizons will be required to close as of June 30, 2019.
Families with children currently attending the Bright Horizons facility at Dorothea Dix Park will have the option to relocate their children to another Triangle-area Bright Horizons facility. To help ensure continuity of care for the 34 children of NC State faculty and staff who will be affected by this transition, the teachers and management team at the Bright Horizons facility at Dorothea Dix will also be offered placement at local Bright Horizons centers.
NC State has established an advisory working group to ensure a smooth transition for families affected by this development. In collaboration with university leadership and campus stakeholders, the advisory working group is assessing ways to enhance child-care services for faculty and staff, including the issuance of a request for proposals (RFP) for local child-care providers and services. NC State will continue its relationship with Bright Horizons through December 2019, which is the end of the current contract term. NC State’s partner(s) for child-care services from January 2020 forward will be determined as a result of the RFP process. NC State is committed to enhancing our child care services for our faculty and staff. As a result we are exploring ways to increase the number of opportunities available for child care and strategies to leverage near term partnerships. More information will be forthcoming about these exciting enhancements we are planning for the child care program at NC State.
We appreciate your patience and understanding regarding this transition. For more information on the transition and NC State’s child-care program, please review the below FAQ Document. If you have any questions, please contact Britt Hurst, Recognition and Wellness program manager, at 919-513-3748 or Britt_Hurst@ncsu.edu.Childcare FAQ’s
Find a Childcare Provider
The North Carolina Division of Child Development provides a searchable site of all regulated child care centers in the state. Parents can obtain information about the type of license, address, phone number, hours of operation, as well as helpful hints on locating childcare that best fits their needs.
NC State has partnered with 15+ area childcare providers with at least a four star rating, willing to give discounts on tuition, registration, or preferred slots to staff and faculty of NC State. Please contact the facility to inquire as to what discounts are available, the listing on this website does not constitute an endorsement or support of any particular business.List of Providers
NC State’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) offers a service provider network to locate licensed family providers or facilities to meet your child-care needs. The FASAP program also provides in depth information on finding care, state rules and regulations, financing childcare, checklists and much more.
NC State Staff and Faculty can contact the FASAP program for free consultations and information on your childcare needs. Specialist can provide customized referrals that include availability confirmation. Please contact the FASAP program for further information on this service: 866-467-0467Access FASAP Childcare Resources
Your NC State Web ID: FASAP
Choosing Quality Childcare
- Choosing Quality Child Care
- Checklist for Quality Child Care
- Star Rating System
- Comparison of Licensing Requirements for Child Care Programs
- Evaluating Child Care Providers
- Childcare Resources by County
- Summary of NC Child Care Laws
- North Carolina Helps Families Afford Child Care