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  • Information about the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been moved to a new, separate area. Information provided by DCDEE related to COVID-19 and child care providers, settings and health precautions can now be found on the Coronavirus Information for Child Care page.

 

 

Nov

2020

Request for Application -- Preschool Development Grant Birth-Five Infant Toddler Program Feasibility and Cost Study

DCDEE is pleased to announce a new Notice of Funding Availability for the Preschool Development Grant Birth-Five Infant Toddler Program Feasibility and Cost Study Request for Applications (RFA).

Up to $750,000 is available for this effort from January 15, 2021 – June 30, 2022.

Applications are due by 5:00 pm on December 9, 2020.

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Oct

2020

November is Family Engagement Month!

November is Family Engagement Month! Governor Cooper's proclamation reminds us that families are children's first, longest lasting, and most important teachers, advocates, and nurturers. Strong family engagement is central to promoting children's healthy development and wellness. It is important for schools, early learning settings, and communities to welcome families, plan for family engagement, and to assist families in engaging their child's learning. Created in partnership with the Exceptional Children's Assistance Center, the Early Childhood Family Engagement Month Calendar in English and Spanish is packed with fun parenting ideas and resources for families!

 

To support the early childhood system in planning for and embedding family engagement into programs and services, the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) and its partners are pleased to introduce the Family Engagement and Leadership Framework - available in English and Spanish.  This Framework defines and identifies important family engagement concepts, upholding the definition of family engagement as "doing with-not for-families" and the vision that agencies and programs align strategies to intentionally engage and learn from the adults in a child's life. A Summary of the Framework is also available in English and Spanish.

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Oct

2020

Division of Child Development and Early Education Electronic Transcript Acceptance Update

The Division of Child Development and Early Education has been notified that Credential Solutions and Parchment have merged and on October 19, 2020 all users, including the Division of Child Development and Early Education, will no longer be able to retrieve any official transcripts through eScrip-Safe (Credential Solutions).

Due to this merger, we are currently updating our electronic transcript acceptance and will keep you posted as we complete this process. In the interim, if your college is not affiliated with the National Student Clearinghouse, you will need to request an official transcript to be mailed via USPS mail to one of the addresses below:

 

 

 

Attention: Workforce Education Unit

Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE)

2201 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-2200

 

 

Attention:  EES Intake and Enrollment

Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE)

2201 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-2200

 

 

Note: This address should ONLY be used by NC  Pre-K Lead Teachers and Developmental Day Lead Teachers

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Oct

2020

NC Child Care Commission Holds Special Meeting to Adopt Proposed Temporary Rules

The NC Child Care Commission will hold a Special Meeting on October 5, 2020 to adopt the proposed temporary rules regarding care for school-age children during the state of emergency. The meeting will begin at 9:00 am and will be held by WebEx. The public hearing for these rules was held on August 19 and the comment period was August 12 through September 2, 2020. There will not be time for public comment during this meeting however, the public is invited to participate as an attendee during the meeting by clicking on the following link: 

https://ncgov.webex.com/ncgov/onstage/g.php?MTID=e480441c45ec9a196d53b63c489cd5d58

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Sep

2020

NC Child Care Commission First Quarter Meeting and Public Hearing

The North Carolina Child Care Commission will hold its First Quarter Meeting on September 14, 2020 by WebEx beginning at 9:00 a.m.  A public hearing will also be held during this meeting on proposed rule amendments and fiscal note to implement new birth-kindergarten teacher licensing pathways, provide countable annual training credit for receiving technical assistance (TA), increase enforcement of out-of-state background checks, and modify operational documentation and communication requirements. The proposed amendments also include technical edits and clarifies amendments that were made since the review of existing rules in 2019.  The public hearing will begin at 1:00 p.m. The comment period begins on August 7, 2020 and ends on October 16, 2020. Comments may be submitted by email to Dedra.Alston@dhhs.nc.gov or by mailing Dedra Alston, Division of Child Development and Early Education, 2201 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2200.

Also, during its First Quarter meeting on September 14, 2020, and as an Agenda item set for 10:45 a.m. or as soon as may be heard, the Commission will hold a hearing on the Petition of Sylvia Corry, Owner/Director of Kids R Home Child Development.  See Petition: The public is invited to make written comments and/or oral presentations during the hearing. See WebEx link below for access to the September 14, 2020 meeting. Also, comments may be submitted in advance of the meeting by email to Dedra.Alston@dhhs.nc.gov.

The public is invited to participate as an attendee during the meeting by clicking on the following link: https://ncgov.webex.com/ncgov/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8053308a46e9ea6d1b04550aed4faa37

How to Make a Public Comment

If you wish to share a comment in writing, you may do so in 1 of 3 ways.

  1. Send your comment in an email to Dedra.Alston@dhhs.nc.gov no later than October 16, 2020.
  2. Send your comment via US Postal mail to Dedra Alston, Division of Child Development and Early Education, 2201 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2200. Mailed comments must be postmarked no later than October 16, 2020.
  3. Type your comment in the Q&A function of the Child Care Commission’s WebEx Public Comment Hearing (Monday, September 14, 2020 at 9:00 am).

If you are submitting written public comment, the Commission asks that you provide (not required) your name and the facility/type of facility/organization that you are representing.

If you wish to share a comment verbally, through the web conference, please do the following:

  1. In order to speak online, you must connect to the meeting through a computer or tablet.  DCDEE is unable to open audio lines if a commenter’s connection is through a phone line (either mobile or land).
  2. Use the “raise hand” function in the WebEx room & wait to hear your name, to be called upon to speak.
  3. The raise hand function is indicated by the hand symbol and is located on t
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