Child Care Rules, Law, and Public Information
Periodic Review of Existing Rules for Subsidized Child Care Rules
The Social Services Commission has completed its review and readoption of the Subsidized Child Care rules located in 10A NCAC 10. The effective date of the rules is March 1, 2019.
Periodic Review and Expiration of Existing Rules - Updated February 2019
The Child Care Commission has completed its review and readoption of all of the Child Care Licensing rules located in 10A NCAC 09. The rules became effective as follows:
- Child Care Centers, Definitions, Family Child Care Homes, and Special Programs - October 1, 2017;
- Criminal Background Checks - January 1, 2019;
- Administrative Actions and Civil Penalties - February 1, 2019; and
- Minimum Standards and Rated License - March 1, 2019.
Additional information regarding the Periodic Review and Expiration of Existing Rules can be found at https://www.ncoah.com/rules/H74PeriodicReviewandExpirationofRules.html.
North Carolina Child Care Rules and Law
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Resources for Building Quality Settings in Early Care and Education
Environment Rating Scales
Outdoor Learning Environments
Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS)
Infant & Child Health
links to resources for professional development, environment rating scales, outdoor learning environments, social-emotional development and more
Guide to Frequently Used Acronyms in Early Care and Education