The Office of Head Start, through the Designation Renewal System (DRS), has named Childcare Resources to provide services within Jefferson County. Services are currently being provided by Jefferson County Committee on Economic Opportunity (JCCEO). Childcare Resources will also provide services effective July 1 in Jefferson County areas of Birmingham (35203), Bessemer (35022), Tarrant (35217), Center Point (35206), Woodlawn (35212), and Leeds (35094).
Childcare Resources is a Birmingham based non-profit organization located at 244 West Valley Avenue, Suite 200, Birmingham, Alabama 35209 whose mission is to make quality care and education of children happen by providing information, education, and assistance to families, providers of child care, and the community. As Central Alabama’s only child care resource and referral agency, Childcare Resources was created as the outgrowth of a child care task force convened by United Way of Central Alabama in 1984 to address critical child care needs identified in Jefferson, Shelby, and Walker Counties, with Blount County added to the service area in 1988. The agency remains a United Way of Central Alabama partner agency today.
“Our focus at Childcare Resources is on quality early education which we believe enables every child to access the best start in life. We are honored to have this opportunity to serve alongside Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity who is a long-time provider of Head Start and Early Head Start"
Childcare Resources is excited about this opportunity to serve the children and families in Jefferson County, and will continue to serve 410 children and families for Head Start and 184 children and their families for Early Head Start throughout the county.
“Our focus at Childcare Resources is on quality early education which we believe enables every child to access the best start in life. We are honored to have this opportunity to serve alongside Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity who is a long-time provider of Head Start and Early Head Start" says Joan Wright, Childcare Resources Executive Director.
In the coming weeks, Childcare Resources will notify the families and the community regarding next steps. For more information, please contact Joan Wright, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 205-945-0018 Ext. 301.
We currently have open positions for our Head Start program. Review and apply for any positions for which you meet the qualifications here.