Using the no registration form at the bottom, we want this to be a community discussion for parents and caregivers to discuss child care resources available in the Carteret County NC communities of Morehead City, Newport, Beaufort, extending to the eastern part of the county near Harkers Island and western parts near Emerald Isle and Cape Carteret.
Additionally, we hope you’ll consider sharing this resource on social media sites so other parents and caregivers can send us information. If you work for an official agency which regulates child care organizations locally and wish to be identified in your official role, please contact us so we can verify your credentials and make your information prominent in this article.
Organizations we currently know about includes Boys And Girls Club in Morehead City (424-281-8259) which offers an after school program and summer camp, Carteret County Partnership For Children (252-727-0440) which is an advocacy group, and local municipal parks and recreation departments (252-808-3301) which have summer camps and after school programs. This article will not ask for information on county daycare centers as we already have a dedicated page for that.
Where Can Parents Get Help With Child Care In The County?
What resources are there for low income families at the Department of Social Services to help parents pay for child care and nutrition? Or, centers in the area which offer reduced fee services for families in poverty?
We know in the past there was a drop-in daycare facility (now closed) which could watch children for up to four hours (limited by state regulations), are there any facilities like this operating now in the county?
Are there any local, state, or federal programs or financial help for parents who have disabled children and must work?
Are there any official organizations outside of the Boys And Girls Club and municipal parks and recreation centers which offer summer camps for children who have working parents?
What are some ideas you have as it relates to new programs or services operating in Morehead City, Newport, Beaufort, and other communities that could assist parents with child care in the county?
Please note, while we do encourage people to leave babysitter services information using the form below, we do not verify background information and strongly encourage parents to do so before utilizing a babysitter. Additionally, we encourage parents to review regulations in your city or town before utilizing babysitter services.
Does the school system offer any resources for children and parents during the summer months when kids are out of school?
Lastly, we realize 2020 and 2021 were very stressful for working parents as it relates to schooling, work issues, and the health, psychological, and emotional needs of children in Carteret County NC. And, we still don’t know if the pandemic is over. Thus, we’re deeply interested in hearing from parents, caregivers, and grandparents about their struggles and how they coped through dealing with health concerns during the pandemic.
What’s some other information we did not address that relates to child care in the Carteret County NC towns and cities that you want to ask questions about, or give information on? Let us know using the form below.
Information on Latchkey Kids
Clarification: The drop-in facility that used to exist in Morehead City went out of business rather than due to regulations.
As a recent job seeker myself, and as a single parent, I ran in to a considerable situation where 90% of jobs in the area required very flexible swing shifts, overnight hours, and weekends. I fear many single parents with young children, or disabled children, from low income families with few resources are very vulnerable.