- Categories: Community Care Fund
About: The organization works to ensure affordable, accessible, high-quality child care for all young children and their families. The organization also creates and develops community programs, including on-site technical assistance and training opportunities for childcare providers, as well as provides childcare scholarships to low-income families and operates a meal delivery service for childcare centers and homes.
2017-18 DGIN funding ensures that the Shape NC project (in Durham and Orange counties), which tackles childhood obesity by focusing on young children from birth through age 5, has on-site coaching focused on improving nutrition and providing physical activities. The grant also contributes to the ongoing professional development for childcare center staff as well as resources for programs to help support family engagement.