Contracts at Raising Heroes


How It Works


Raising Heroes operates as a full service child care, as well as drop in. All services are provided exclusively to the children of first responders.

Contracts are run on a month to month basis based on the parents’ schedule. 

Each contract is uniquely customized for the family's needs.

Rates are calculated by times needed each day. The daily rate is multiplied by the number of days a month our services are needed.

[[For example: Let's say you work 14 days a month on a 12 hour per day basis. Your one child needs coverage for the full 12 hour shift but only 10 days each month. 10 days a month x $45 a day = $450 per month]]


Tier 1: $20 a day
1 child, up to 5 hours

Tier 2: $30 a day
1 child, 5-10 hours
2 children, up to 5 hours

Tier 3: $45 a day
1 child, 11+ hours
2 children, 5-10 hours
3 children, up to 5 hours

Tier 4: $75 a day
2 children, 11+ hours
3 children 5-10 hours

Tier 5: $105 a day
3 children 11+ hours


** There is some flexibility built in for drop off and pick up time.**

Please contact Raising Heroes directly for inquiries for 4 or more children. 

Drop-in rates calculate in the same manner and payment is due prior to or at drop-off, unless the child is already registered for full service childcare. 

Each contract has a "plus or minus 2 day forgiveness period". This leeway allows a registered family to utilize up to 2 days of "drop-in" that are not included on their agreed contract. This leeway also secures a child's spot should a parent decide to not use up to 2 days of their contract for whatever reason. If the forgiveness period is used consistently, then contracts are subject to renegotiation. This leeway does not cost the family any extra, and it protects the child's spot reserved in the center.

News/Upcoming Events

Click Here to read an article, written by Brian Cunningham, featuring Raising Heroes.  It promotes travel to Wilmington by featuring several activities available.  This is pointed directly at first responders that would be visiting Wilmington and that we, at Raising Heroes, are here to help them too!  



Some goals that Raising Heroes hopes to accomplish next:

Find a centralized location for Raising Heroes in/around the Brunswick/New Hanover/Pender counties to help serve more families. 

Obtain temporary license from the State of NC (currently operating as an unlicensed, in home care center, following state guildelines)

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