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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.





Stabilization Grant Report Deadline is December 17, 2021

Your child care program’s required November Monthly Update to the stabilization grant is due by 11:59pm on December 17, 2021. This short report will take only a few minutes to complete.

What information do I need to complete the monthly update?

  • Dates and explanation for any temporary closures due to COVID-19.
  • Current enrollment by age.
  • Detailed information for any new staff members (Staff and Training Worksheet)

Find out how to complete the update

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North Carolina Child Care Commission Second Quarter Meeting, December 6, 2021

The North Carolina Child Care Commission will hold its Second Quarter Meeting on Monday, December 6, 2021. (link agenda over date) The meeting will be held by WebEx and will begin at 9:00 a.m.


The public is invited to join the meeting as an attendee by clicking the link below:


How to Make a Public Comment


If you wish to share a comment verbally, through the web conference during the regular public comment time, 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 the bottom right of the screen. Click this symbol once, and your interest in speaking with be indicated to the conference online moderator. Speakers will be asked to speak and unmuted in the order in which they indicated their interest.
  4. When you begin your comment, please identify yourself. Please state your name as well as your associated facility and type, or agency/organization so the group can be aware of who is speaking.
  5. Please speak slowly and clearly. Please try not to talk over another speaker.
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Gov. Cooper Urges Families to Apply Now for Child Tax Credits by November 15th.

Governor Roy Cooper encourages families across North Carolina to apply for child tax credit payments. As a result of the American Rescue Plan, more families with children now qualify to receive money from the child tax credit.

Most families automatically receive monthly payments of $250 or $300 per child without having to take any action.  You will get this tax relief automatically you’ve filed tax returns for 2019 or 2020, or if you signed up to receive a stimulus check from the Internal Revenue Service,

If you are not automatically receiving monthly Child Tax Credit payments, the deadline to sign up is November 15, 2021. Use this non-filer sign-up tool. It is easy to use on a mobile phone and also available in Spanish.

Access the non-filer sign-up tool in English.

Herramienta de registro para no declarants en espaƱol.

Remember to get your full Child Tax Credit. Eligible families must sign up by November 15 deadline.


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NC Pre-K State Advisory Committee Meeting

The NC Pre-K State Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 18th, 2021, by WebEx beginning at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.   Please join the meeting as an attendee by clicking the WebEx link below.

WebEx Link:

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November is Family Engagement Month

November is Family Engagement Month! Involving families in their children’s development and education leads to lifelong health and success. Family Engagement Month is an opportunity to highlight and remind ourselves of the important role families play in the education and well-being of their children throughout the year. The Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center (ECAC) and a collaborative group of families, schools, community and state partners, including the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE), have planned activities during Family Engagement Month to support family, school and community engagement.

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