STEP Reimbursement Mini-Grant


Through the STEP program, Early Childhood Program Specialists work one-on-one with Child Care Centers and Child Care Homes to increase their star rated license through:

Support– Leadership support and training.

Technical Assistance– to increase or maintain Star Rated Licensure.

​Evaluation Tools- Environment Rating Scales (ERS) Assessment– Action plans and grants for classroom improvement.

Professional Development- Education plans and tuition reimbursement.

​For more information, contact Lynda Turlington at or (910) 893-2344.