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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.

 

 

Feb

2024

Reminder: Child Care Commission Meeting Monday

New QRIS Modernization FAQs Available!

Have questions about the Commission or the QRIS Modernization? Check out these Frequently Asked Questions!

The North Carolina Child Care Commission will hold its Third Quarter Meeting on Monday, February 12, 2024, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the Division of Child Development and Early Education, 333 E. Six Forks Road, Conference Room 165, Raleigh, N.C. 27609. While the Commission welcomes the public, there will not be a public comment period and seating is very limited. The building at 333 E. Six Forks Road is private property, not state-owned. Parking is prioritized for tenants of the building.

Anyone may join the meeting via WebEx by clicking on the following link:
https://ncgov.webex.com/ncgov/j.php?MTID=m2729c3bf7bfbe5d436767d14141b0f17 

The webinar link will go live at 9:45 a.m.
Webinar number (access code): 2439 158 8792
Webinar password: care (2273 from phones and video systems)

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Feb

2024

Child Care Rule Changes Effective January 2024

Training Modules Available in DCDEE Moodle

The North Carolina Child Care Commission adopted child care rule changes in January 2024.  Changes relate to definitions; lead and asbestos for centers and family child care homes; building requirements for family child care homes; multi-unit child care centers; and criminal background checks. Consultants will assist as you begin to review and implement the changes, but please note, some of the rule changes may or may not impact your facility. An example is the rules in section .2600 for multi-unit child care center. These rules are specific to child care centers with multiple licensed centers within one building.

Please ensure you are using the updated January 2024 rule book, and view information in the DCDEE Moodle.

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Feb

2024

The North Carolina Child Care Commission will hold its Third Quarter Meeting on Monday, February 12, 2024

The North Carolina Child Care Commission will hold its Third Quarter Meeting on Monday, February 12, 2024, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the Division of Child Development and Early Education, 333 Six Forks Road, Conference Room 165, Raleigh, N.C. 27609. There will also be an option to join the meeting via WebEx by clicking on the following link:

https://ncgov.webex.com/ncgov/j.php?MTID=m2729c3bf7bfbe5d436767d14141b0f17

Webinar number (access code): 2439 158 8792

Webinar password: care (2273 from phones and video systems)

 Please note that this link will not become live until 9:45 a.m.

The Commission will review the QRIS Modernization Plan Recommendations Report and may vote to send the report to the Department of Health and Human Services with or without revisions for submission to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services by March 31, 2024.

If additional meeting time is necessary, the Commission will also meet by WebEx only on February 13, 2024, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The meeting can be joined by clicking on the following link:

https://ncgov.webex.com/ncgov/j.php?MTID=m6a9be60764a6e70d824b493584e13c31

Webinar number (access code): 2420 693 5760

Webinar password: care (2273 from phones and video systems)

 Please note that this link will not become live until 9:45 a.m.
 

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Jan

2024

Notice of Funding Availability for In-Home Family Child Care Program Request for Applications (RFA)

DCDEE is pleased to announce a new Notice of Funding Availability for In-Home Family Child Care Program Request for Applications (RFA).

The purpose of this request for applications is in response to the General Assembly Session Law 2023-134 Section 9D.8, n.d. for the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development to administer a pilot program that provides business and financial assistance in creating new in-home child care programs and sustaining existing in-home child care programs in this State.

Up $1,050,000 is available for the In-Home Family Child Care Program from May 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025. A single award will be made for this program and One award will be funded through this announcement.

Eligibility requirements are included in the RFA.

Applications are due by 5:00 pm on February 26, 2024.

Application Face Sheet RFA # 001  

2024 In-Home Family Child Care Program RFA

Line Item Budget Template 

Line Item Budget and Narrative Instructions

Bidder's Conference Slide Deck

Questions and Answers 

 

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Nov

2023

North Carolina Child Care Commission will hold its Second Quarter Meeting on Monday, December 11, 2023.

The North Carolina Child Care Commission (Commission) will hold its Second Quarter Meeting on Monday, December 11, 2023, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the Division of Child Development and Early Education, 333 Six Forks Road, Conference Room 165, Raleigh, N.C. 27609. There will also be an option to join the meeting via WebEx by clicking on the following link:

https://ncgov.webex.com/ncgov/j.php?MTID=ma53ca14d4d7db749e1c7514966e328a4

Participant Webinar number (access code): 2432 230 2372

Participant Webinar password: child (24453 from phones and video systems)

To join by Phone:

+1-646-992-2010 United States Toll (New York City)

+1-202-860-2110 United States Toll (Washington D.C.)

Please note that the link will not become live until 9:45 a.m.

The Commission will review feedback received and adjustments to recommendations in the QRIS Modernization Plan presented at the November 13, 2023, Special Commission Meeting. The Commission may vote to send QRIS Modernization Plan Recommendations to DHHS for review.

The Commission has received petitions for rulemaking posted on the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) website:

https://www.oah.nc.gov/documents/rules/petitions/child-care-commission-petition-rulemaking-bailey-112223/download?attachment and https://www.oah.nc.gov/documents/rules/petitions/child-care-commission-petition-rulemaking-102023/download?attachment

In accordance with the requirements in G.S. 150B-20, OAH has also distributed the petitions via its mailing list. The Commission will vote on whether to grant these petitions at this meeting.

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