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Regional Center for the Advancement of Children



The Regional Center for the Advancement of Children is the childcare facility located on the campus of Haywood Community College, open to any child in our service area. 

Our Mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, challenging, teaching and learning environment that instills and fosters a desire for learning among children, families, and students. 


The RCAC is operated locally with oversight from HCC and the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education. This resource is great for adults that need information regarding: 

  • Childcare financial assistance 
  • NC Pre-K information 
  • Resources and Referral opportunities 

The program utilized at the RCAC is certified by the Division which oversees each childcare facility to ensure the health and safety of children in childcare programs, promote quality childcare by implementing evidenced-based standards and to increase access to quality child care to families and children across North Carolina. 


A $50.00 registration fee per child is charged at the time of enrollment. If a child withdraws for any reason and then re-enrolls, a subsequent $50.00 registration fee will be charged. 

An annual registration fee of $50.00 will be charged for every child in September. 

Subsidy information can be found on the NCDHHS website and locally by calling 828-586-5561. 

To register a child, complete the appropriate form below and submit it to our childcare facility director. 


We encourage each adult to sign up for inclement weather alerts with HCC to be aware of any schedule changes due to inclement weather. 

Community resources keep our community strong and engaged. Our HCC Wellness team has put together a variety of community resources that RCAC adults may also find helpful. You can find those here.

Haywood County also provides numerous resources for our community. Find Out More

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Working at RCAC 

Our employees make us who we are. We are able to provide quality care with excellent teacher-to-student rations. If you’re interested in working with us, view job opportunities on our careers page.

Contact Us

Give us a call at 828-565-4050