Our Programs & Services
The Partnership encourages local child care providers to increase their education levels by enrolling in college courses in the field of early childhood education. Smart REWARDS’ services include technical support and supplements (stipends) for the successful completion of coursework and/or the achievement of academic milestones (degrees or certifications) in early childhood education.
Child Care Resource & Referral
Child Care Resource & Referral services are designed to improve the quality of child care in Madison County, as well as to make child care more accessible and available to families. The activities include: local training, technical assistance and professional development counseling for child care providers; child care information, referrals and education for parents; and recruitment and support for potential child care providers.
Supporting Family Choices: Kith & Kin Care
The Partnership conducts group ‘play days’ for young children and their caregivers (parents, relatives, neighbors) throughout the county. The activities include learning-based play groups and developmentally-geared activities for children, and information for their caregivers.
Reach Out & Read
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Child Care Subsidy
The Partnership works with the Madison County Department of Social Services to provide subsidies on behalf of children who are enrolled in 4 and 5 star child care programs. Financial assistance is offered for eligible families who are working or are in school.
The Program Coordinator oversees all programs and projects of the Partnership, providing program planning, technical support, and service monitoring. The Program Coordinator evaluates community needs and analyzes program results to promote the achievement of the Partnership’s mission and goals.