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Is SPEC going to build a day care center in Hampstead?

Amanda Lisk

Q. They really need more day cares in Hampstead. Do you know if they will be building a SPEC anytime soon in the area? There are no before school care, when both parents need to work.


Currently no plans are in the works to build any new SPEC facilities at this time, says SPEC Assistant Director Andrea Lankford, who said SPEC opened buildings in Jacksonville and Swansboro within the last three years.

There is a SPEC location in Burton Park, an industrial park off U.S. 258/N.C. 24 near Jacksonville, which is, at this time, the closest location to Hampstead, Lankford said.

For all SPEC locations and contact information, go to http://www.speckids.com/ or call 1-888-855-SPEC (7732).

Additional daycares in Hampstead include:

Discovery Place Child Care Center, Inc., (910) 270-2229, 704 N.C. 210 West, Hampstead [Map this], NC 28443

Kids Korner Learning Center, 910) 270-5175, 15965 U.S. 17, Hampstead [Map this], NC 28443

Old Landing Child Care Center, 910-329-1261, 12124 N.C., 50, Hampstead, NC 28443

For recommendations on child care centers in Hampstead, go to

Child Care Resource and Referral of Pender County. Call 1-800 653-5212 or e-mail penderchildcare@bellsouth.net or visit http://www.pender4kids.com/.

To research childcare centers of interest, go to ncchildcare.dhhs.state.nc.us and click on “parents.”


Are there plans for another drop-off daycare in Leland?

How is money allocated to each county for subsidized day care?

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