Drop-In / Short-Term Child Care
Did you know that drop-in/short-term child care programs are required by North Carolina child care law (G.S. 110-86(2)(d)(d1) to register and post a notice stating that they are not regulated by the State G.S. 110-99(b)?
Do you operate or know a program that meets the definition of drop-in/short-term child care?
Drop-in/short term child care programs operate:
- While parents participate in activities that are not employment related (running errands or leisure activities)
- With the parents on the premises or otherwise easily accessible (within 15 minutes)
Such programs could include, but are not limited to child care provided in:
- health clubs or health spas
- shopping malls
- bowling alleys
- resort hotels
- court houses
If you operate or know a program that meets the above definition(s) the registration process should be initiated as soon as possible.
Employers may offer drop-in/short term child care for their part-time employees if the following are all true:
- The child does not receive care for more than 2 and a half hours during that day
- The parents are on the premises
- There are no more than 25 children in any one group in any one room
Drop In Care Registration Application Letter and Application
Drop In Care Frequently Asked Questions