CCR&R provides training and technical support to licensed/legally operating childcare centers and homes. It coordinates training, provides individualized technical assistance to childcare centers and family childcare homes, councils parents on childcare options, and collects data concerning childcare throughout the county. CCR&R maintains a resource library at the Carteret Smart Start office that is available to both providers and the community.
Carteret Smart Start subsidizes centers to offset the cost of reducing child/staff ratios. The program pays a monthly subsidy per child for participating 4 and 5-star centers and family childcare homes.