DCDEE annually dedicates federal child care funding to activities supporting families with young children and school-age children experiencing homelessness. DCDEE will be releasing a Request For Applications (RFA) later this year to continue meeting the requirements of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Final Rule. Watch in upcoming months for a Summary Notice of Funding Availability.
The NC Commission for Public Health has adopted and approved a new sanitation rule effective October 1, 2019. This amended rule requires that all licensed child care centers test all drinking water faucets and food preparation sinks for lead contamination within one year, and new centers must test upon application for a license. After that, child care centers will test their water once every three years. If a child care center finds elevated concentrations of lead in the center’s water, they will be required to take immediate action.
The NC Child Care Commission will hold its First Quarter Meeting on Monday, September 23, 2019. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held at the Division of Child Development and Early Education, Conference Room 165, 333 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. Please see the directions to the Division.
The Deadline has been Extended for the Preschool Development Grant B-5 (PDG B-5) Program Performance Evaluation (PPE) Plan until Wednesday, August 14, 2019.
DCDEE received the following questions about this RFA by the July 17, 2019 deadline.