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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.

 

 

Sep

2021

North Carolina Child Care Commission Special Meeting

The Child Care Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, September 20, 2021.  The meeting will be held by WebEx and will begin at 10:30 am

The meeting is being held in order to address inquiries the Division has received regarding cooperative arrangements. The Commission will discuss and clarify what cooperative arrangements are subject to licensure and which are exempt.

NCGS § 110-86(2)(i) states that: Cooperative arrangements among parents to provide care for their own children as a convenience rather than for employment. This exemption shall include arrangements between a group of parents, regardless of whether the parents are working, to provide for the instructional needs of their children, provided the arrangement occurs in the home of one of the cooperative participants.

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

https://ncgov.webex.com/ncgov/onstage/g.phpMTID=e05388e29302a4c57b8521965e3c8a823

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Aug

2021

Operational Grant Formula Updated

Due to the ongoing hardship COVID-19 continues to place upon the child care industry, the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) will be extending the provision of operational grants to all private, licensed (or operating under a notice of compliance) child care centers and homes that are open to serve children and families until Stabilization Grants are issued. Child care providers eligible for operational grants can expect to see the money deposited into their accounts on the week of September 20-24, 2021. As a reminder, please allow 5-7 business days for operational grant funds to post to bank accounts.

Operational grant totals will be increased to support all business functions and determined based on facilities’ pre-pandemic or current enrollment (whichever is greater), current star rating, and the updated number of infants and toddlers being served. DCDEE has posted the updated formula for the grants. If you have questions regarding the specific amount of the operational grant awarded to your facility, call or email using the contact information below. Please have the facility name and license number available.

  • Reach out by email:  dcdee.communications@dhhs.nc.gov
  • Alamance through Forsyth Counties, contact Arlette Lambert at 919.703.5262
  • Franklin through Orange Counties, contact Laura Hewitt at 919.703.7916
  • Pamlico through Yancey Counties, contact Theresa Rodersheimer at 919.703.6947

Thank you for all you are doing to keep North Carolina's children nurtured and learning, families working, and North Carolina strong.

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Aug

2021

Preschool Development Grant B-5 (PDG B-5) Renewal Grant State-wide Birth to 3 Program Feasibility and Cost Study

DCDEE is pleased to announce a new Notice of Funding Availability for the Preschool Development Grant Birth-Five Preschool Development Grant B-5 (PDG B-5) Renewal Grant State-wide Birth to 3 Program Feasibility and Cost Study Request for Applications (RFA).

Up to $1,000,000 is available for this effort from January 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023.

Applications are due by 5:00 pm on September 30, 2021.

Application Face Sheet

RFA Infant Toddler

Line Item Budget and Narrative Instructions.

PDG Line Item Budget Narrative FTE Multi-Year

Bidders Conference Infant-Toddler Study

Q and A Responses Infant Toddler Study

 

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Aug

2021

NC Pre-K State Advisory Committee Meeting

The NC Pre-K State Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 12, 2021, by Web-Ex., starting at 10:00 am.

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Jul

2021

North Carolina Child Care Commission First Quarter Meeting, August 3, 2021

The North Carolina Child Care Commission (Commission) will hold its First Quarter Meeting on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. The meeting will be held by WebEx and will begin at 9:00 a.m.

The Commission held a public hearing on June 28, 2021 on proposed rules 10A NCAC 09 .3101 - .3104  and it’s fiscal note.  Written comments will be accepted through August 2, 2021 as detailed below.  The Commission may adopt these rules during their meeting on August 3. 

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=e8ba2326159dd78f66664790d2a745467 

How to Make a Public Comment

 

If you wish to share a comment in writing, you may do so in 1 of 2 ways.

  1. Send your comment in an email to Dedra.Alston@dhhs.nc.gov no later than August 2, 2021.
  2. Send your comment via US Postal mail to Dedra Alston, Division of Child Development and Early Education, Administrative Services Section, 2201 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2200. Mailed comments must be postmarked no later than August 2, 2021.

If you are submitting written public comment, the Commission asks that you provide (not required) your name and the facility/type of facility/organization that you are representing.

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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