HICC operates three businesses (Child Development Centers) that create jobs and generate revenue for the agency. These businesses licensed by the State of North Carolina provide for 17 paid employees, one volunteer executive director, and one volunteer treasurer/fiscal agent. These childcare centers have a major impact in the Indian communities that serve over 100 children each year.
Our Childcare centers operate on a fee for service basis and have been self-supporting for the past 7 years, in addition to providing childcare services at or below the normal rate for low-income families who require these services to maintain employment or training.
We participate in the Childcare Subsidy Program funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the local Hoke, and surrounding counties Departments of Social Services. We contract for both centers to provide services through this federal program.
We also contract with the United States Department of Agriculture through an agency, Child Nutrition Program, for reimbursement for the food for the children in our Child Development Centers.
Hawkeye Child Development Center
Established in November of 2000 and is a 3-Star center located in Hoke County. Currently the center has:
- ten employees
- licensed for 79 children
- ”More At Four” Program
- Hours of operation
- Monday- Friday, 6:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Director, Cecelia Fountain
5700 Red Springs Rd.
Red Springs, N.C. 28377
Rockfish Child Care Development Center
Established in July of 2002 and is a 2-Star center located in Hoke County, and in close proximity to Cumberland County, and Fort Bragg. Currently the center has:
- ten staff
- licensed for 104 children
- Hours of operation:
- Monday- Friday, 5:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Director, Janice Chavis
193 Gillis Hill Road
Fayeteville, NC 28306
All Child Care Development Centers participate in a star rating process using the Environmental Rating scale for Infants, Toddlers and Early Childhood Education. These assessments are used in North Carolina to assess the quality of a child care center. All staff are currently enrolled in 2 year associate degree early childhood education curriculum.