The North Carolina Child Care Commission will hold its First Quarter Meeting on Monday, August 1, 2022 by WebEx. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m.
To join as an attendee: https://ncgov.webex.com/ncgov/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5f577c792ea6900b7aaa754adc5cfb56
There will be time set aside to receive public comments during the meeting:
How to Make a Public Comment During the Meeting
If you wish to share a comment verbally, through the web conference during the regular public comment time, please do the following:
- 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).
- Use the “raise hand” function in the WebEx room & wait to hear your name, to be called upon to speak.
- 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.
- 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.
- Please speak slowly and clearly. Please try not to talk over another speaker.
The 2022-2023 Appropriations Bill (HB 103) signed by Governor Cooper on July 11, 2022, made two important changes to North Carolina General Statute 110-90-2 regarding child care Criminal Background Checks.
The period for background check qualification renewals was revised from three years to five years
The provisional qualification period was reduced to forty-five days.
The Division intends to implement these changes as soon as possible. An individual’s current Qualification Letter will be extended 2 years for the total of 5 years. New Qualification Letters will not be generated. Individuals with a Provisional Qualification Letter will receive a Qualification Letter on the 45th day. Letters are generated in the Criminal Background Check portal.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) has launched a new Kindergarten School Search tool to help North Carolina families find kindergarten education opportunities offered by public schools, including charter schools, and private schools. This interactive tool also has information about Opportunity Scholarships and Education Student Accounts (ESA+).