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Exempt Training Agencies

Exempt Agencies Recognized by the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education

Exempt organizations adhere to the following, found in Child Care Rule .1105(1): 

Prior approval from the Division shall not be required for training offered by a college or university with nationally recognized regional accreditation, a government agency, or a state, or international professional organization or its affiliates, provided the content complies with G.S. 110-91(11). Government agencies or state or national professional organizations who provide training shall submit an annual training plan for review by the Division. The plan shall not be required for any state, national, or international conferences sponsored by a professional child care organization.


  • DCDEE recognizes the following accreditations:
    1. Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
    2. New England Association of School and Colleges
    3. North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    4. Northwest Accreditation Commission
    5. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
    6. Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
  • Government organizations include the following:
    • Administration for Children and Families and it grantees
    • Department of Public Instruction
    • Division of Child Development and Early Education
    • Fire Departments and Rescue Squads (publicly operated only)
    • Head Start
    • NC Wildlife Resources Commission
    • Parks and Recreation Departments
    • Public Hospitals
    • Public Libraries
    • State and Local Cooperative Extension Services
    • State and Local Departments of Health
    • State and Local Departments of Mental Health
    • State and Local Departments of Social Services
  • State or national professional organizations or their affiliates include thefollowing:
    • Advocates for Health in Action, Raleigh, NC
    • Alice Aycock Poe Center for Health Education
    • Association of Directors of Developmental Child Day Care Programs
    • Autism Society of North Carolina
    • Barium Springs Home for Children
    • Be Active Kids
    • Child Advocacy Center, Fayetteville, NC
    • Community School of the Arts
    • Council for Exceptional Children
    • Discovery Place Education Studio
    • Easter Seals UCP, North Carolina, Inc.
    • Family Services of Davidson County, Inc.
    • Imprints Cares, Winston-Salem, NC
    • KARE, Inc.
    • Kids First, Inc., Elizabeth City, NC
    • Local Partnerships for Children (Smart Start)
    • Methodist Home for Children, Raleigh, NC
    • Motheread, Inc.
    • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
    • North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children (NCaeyc)
    • North Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral Network
    • North Carolina Child Passenger Safety Association
    • North Carolina Council of the International Reading Association (NCCIRA)
    • North Carolina Dairy & Food Nutrition Council
    • North Carolina Early Childhood Association
    • North Carolina Farm Bureau, Ag in the Classroom
    • North Carolina Head Start Association
    • North Carolina Institute for Child Development Professionals
    • North Carolina Licensed Child Care Association
    • North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc.
    • North Carolina School-Age Child Care Coalition
    • North Carolina Wolf Trap, a Program of ASC
    • Orange County Rape Crisis Center
    • Partners in Inclusion (Wake and Durham)
    • Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) North Carolina
    • The Hill Center, Durham, NC
    • The Family Life Council, Greensboro, NC
    • The Parenting Institute, Winston-Salem, NC
    • Thompson Child and Family Focus, Matthews, NC
    • UNC-TV
    • YMCA
    • YWCA



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