We are a full-service, non-profit childcare program located in North Asheville.
CSK opened in 2011 with 10 kids enrolled (4 staff kids!), two ladies with great ideas, and a few supplies. Since then, our enrollment has grown to fifty families, six staff members and two locations. August of 2017 will be Year Seven for Charlotte Street Kids and we can't wait for the adventure to start!
The photos on this page are all from CSK Year One!
Things we like to brag about:
In 2013, we partnered with Ira B. Jones Elementary to establish an on-site after school program there, providing free tuition to 30% of students who are identified as economically at-risk, access to enrichment for these kids, and transportation home at the end of the day.
We collaborate with other kid-positive organizations, such as Bricks4Kidz Lego Classes, Lango Foreign Language Classes for Kids, YWCA for swim classes, AmeriCorps/Project Power, and Kids Growing Up Strong Classes to promote healthy self-image and tolerance. We provide funding for families who cannot afford these essential programs.
For the fourth straight year, we are hosting a full-time AmeriCorps/Project Power service volunteer whose primary role is advocating for our economically disadvantaged students through academic support, help with life skills, and making sure basic needs are met. This year our AmeriCorps member is Jennie Goldberg, and in addition to advocating for our most vulnerable kids, her role is to build the non-profit business capacity of CSK.
Charlotte Street Kids is a LIVING WAGE Employer, certified by Just Economics of WNC. We are proud to have joined the ranks of community-focused businesses that provide a living wage to their employees. This makes us one of very few Living Wage Certified childcare providers in WNC, yielding the magic formula for our success:
Loyal, stable staff + great programing=
The Happy Place Between School and Home!!