DCDEE is pleased to announce a new Notice of Funding Availability for the Preschool Development Grant Birth-Five Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) Renewal Grant Needs Assessment Update Request for Applications (RFA).
Up to $380,500 is available for this effort from April 1, 2021, through December 30, 2021, and up to $100,000 may be available for a second funding period of January 1, 2022, through June 30, 2022.
Applications are due by 5:00 pm on January 22, 2021.
DCDEE is pleased to announce that the Notice of Funding Availability for the Preschool Development Grant Birth-Five Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) Renewal Grant State-wide Birth to 3 Program Feasibility and Cost Study Request for Applications (RFA) deadline has been extended.
Up to $750,000 is available for this effort from March 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Up to $750,000 may be available over the 15-month period depending on the availability of carry forward and continuation funds.
Applications are due by 5:00 pm on December 31, 2020.
The North Carolina Child Care Commission will hold its Second Quarter Meeting on Monday, December 7, 2020 by WebEx beginning at 9:00 a.m. A public hearing was held on September 14th for the proposed rule amendments and fiscal note that will 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 periodic review of existing rules in 2019. The comment period for these rules closed on October 16th. The Commission may adopt these rules during this meeting for a potential effective date of February 1, 2021.
The public is invited to join the meeting as an attendee by clicking the link below: https://ncgov.webex.com/ncgov/onstage/g.php?MTID=e35b7b6228668cad060e5b80b875abe03
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.
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.