Reach Out and Read
This activity partners with medical care practices to provide pre-literacy opportunities for children and their parents. Participating medical care providers voluntarily incorporate Reach Out and Read (ROR), an evidence-based model, into young children's regular pediatric checkups or well-child visits. During each of the routine visits, parents receive a new, culturally and developmentally appropriate book to take home and read to their children. The medical provider discusses the importance of reading, model reading a book aloud to the child, and encourages parent-child interactions as part of pre-literacy and language development. The program begins at the child's 6-month checkup and continues through age 5. Additionally, the children's "medical home" displays a "literacy-rich" waiting room area that reinforces the doctor's "prescription to read".
Resource Lending Library
Regulated Child Care and Licensing Information in NC
Explanation of Star Ratings
What is a “Star Rated License”?
- Program Standards
- Staff Education
Why “Star Rated Licenses”?
North Carolina moved to this system in 2000 for many reasons. It allows your child care program to be recognized for the higher quality care that you are already providing. In the previous system your program's indvividual strenghts were not highlighted. For Family Child Care Homes, there was not any way to indicate being recognized for providing higher qualilty care.
Be sure to explore other pertinent star rated license information in order to:
- Understand how points are calculated
- Learn how a star rating can be increased
- See a sample license
- Read the most frequently asked questions about star rated licenses
How Are Points Earned?
- Program Standards
- Education Standards
You will receive one point for meeting minimum requirements. To earn more than one point, you will have to meet higher voluntary standards.
Increasing Your Star Rating
Star Rated License FAQs
Visit the link below for a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.