Childcare Resources Assist Families

UNC Charlotte faculty and staff often must find a delicate balance between work and family obligations. To help those who need childcare resources, ADVANCE is providing information about child-focused agencies and organizations that provide services in the Charlotte area, as well as information on other services.

Lactation Support Policy

On July 1, 2010 the N.C. Office of State Personnel approved a Lactation Support Policy designed to assist working mothers’ return to the workplace after the birth of a child. Under this policy, which followed recent federal legislation, all state agencies and public universities are required to provide space, privacy and time for nursing mothers to express breast milk.

“A Mother’s Place,” located in the College of Health and Human Services, Room 305, and “A Mother’s Place, Too,” located in Atkins Library, Room G38 are spaces that have been set aside specifically for this purpose. These facilities are open to students, staff, faculty and visitors.

Individuals interested in using or visiting “A Mother’s Place” or “A Mother’s Place, Too” are welcome and should contact Colette Townsend-Chambers at 704-687-7918 or Loraine Ford at 704-687-7919 (A Mother’s Place, CHHS 305) or Cindy Edwards at 704-687-0658 or at or Adeleen Ashley at 704-687-0650 or at (A Mother’s Place, Too, Atkins G38).


Families seeking quality childcare can benefit from information provided by agencies and organizations focused on monitoring and improving child care in our community. Several such organizations exist locally and at the state level.

At the state level, the North Carolina Division of Child Development (part of the Department of Health and Human Services) offers resources for parents. These include tips on finding the right option for each child and data on regulated facilities in North Carolina. The division also offers a search function that allows families to find care facilities using a number of attributes that may be important to them.

In Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, Child Care Resources, Inc. also offers information about local care facilities. Child Care Resources Inc. is a private, non-profit child care resource and referral agency that works with families and communities.

The National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center (NCCIC), a service of the Child Care Bureau, is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance (TA) center that provides comprehensive child care information resources and TA services to Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Administrators and other key stakeholders.

Summer Camps

Families also may seek information about summer options for their children. The Charlotte Observer and Charlotte Parent Magazine are two organizations that offer searchable online directories listing local summer camps.

In addition, UNC Charlotte provides summer camps, including its UNC Charlotte Summer Enrichment Camps

Please note: The existence of external links on this website does not imply (1) an endorsement or approval by UNC Charlotte of any agency or any specific child care or camp provider, its properties, facilities or services, or its business practices, or (2) a warranty or representation by UNC Charlotte as to the quality, safety, or other features of any child care or summer camp provider and/or its owners or management agent(s). Sites to which the ADVANCE website provides links are not under the control of the ADVANCE Faculty Affairs Office or UNC Charlotte, and neither are responsible for the contents of those linked sites.