In November 2018, DCDEE applied to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care for a Preschool Development Grant (PDG) for activities to strengthen North Carolina’s early childhood education system. DCDEE was notified of the $4.5 million grant award on December 31, 2018.
The states who received the initial PDG B-5 award were then eligible to apply for a renewal grant in November 2019 to further the work that began during the initial grant cycle. NC elected to apply for the renewal grant in order to continue strengthening and enhancing North Carolina’s early childhood education system. On December 31, 2019, notification was received that North Carolina is among 20 states and territories that have been awarded three-year renewal grants through the PDG B-5!
Children are surprisingly tough, but early educators know all too well that a child's body can be just as fragile as it is strong. In this issue of "Be on the Safe Side," the topic is a relatively common injury experienced by young children--nursemaid's elbow.
What is nursemaid's elbow?
Nursemaid's elbow (also known as radial head subluxation, dislocated elbow, or pulled elbow) is an injury where a child's elbow becomes partially dislocated. Dislocation means the bones have been pulled out of place. While this sounds quite painful--and it certainly can be for many little ones--it can fortunately be remedied relatively quickly by a health care professional. After successful treatment, the child should feel immediate relief but will be more likely to have another dislocation of the elbow in the future.
North Carolina Immunization law (G.S. 110-86(3)) requires licensed childcare facilities to file an annual immunization report for enrolled children (newborn through preschool-age). This report is used to determine the number of children who meet state immunization requirements under 10A NCAC 41A. 0401, thereby ensuring that children in attendance at your child care facility are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.
The NC Child Care Commission will hold its Second Quarter Meeting on Monday, December 9, 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.
The Division of Public Health and Division of Child Development and Early Education jointly issued a memo to provide information and guidance to child care providers on vaccination recommendations for staff in order to prevent the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases in child care facilities.