The NC Child Care Commission has adopted emergency rules and is proposing temporary rules to comply with the Governor's declaration of a state of emergency due to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) to enact protective measures to help prevent the spread of the disease. This disease can result in serious illness or death to the public. The public health emergency, and the resulting closure of public schools, has impacted North Carolina school-age children and their families. To the degree that it is able, the North Carolina Child Care Commission is implementing emergency rules in order to give public schools options to provide care outside, or in addition to, the traditional school building, as well as give licensed facilities some flexibility to create and fill additional slots for school-age children to receive care while attending remote/online learning programs. The emergency rules will become effective on August 13, 2020 and will be published in the NC Register on September 1, 2020.
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.1A when the Commission adopts emergency rules, they must simultaneously begin the temporary rulemaking process to replace the emergency rules and hold a public hearing on the rules to solicit comments. The comment period will be August 12 through September 2. The public hearing will be held on August 19, 2020, from 9:00 am until 10:30am. The meeting will be held by WebEx and the public is invited. Additional information regarding how to participate in the public hearing will be forthcoming.
On August 5, NCDHHS shared a letter with public school superintendents regarding options for families who need child care during periods of remote learning for their school-aged children who are enrolled in public schools (ages 5 to 12). NCDHHS also shared a letter with families and parents, which is available in English and Spanish.
In an abundance of caution and to practice protective measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Child Care Commission and DCDEE are providing notice that instead of an in-person meeting, the Child Care Commission will hold its Fourth Quarter meeting by webinar on April 20, 2020. The public is invited to listen to the meeting by clicking on the link below. If you have any questions about the information presented during the meeting, please contact the following appropriate content expert:
- If the question is related to subsidy, please send it to a subsidized child care policy consultant.
- If the question is related to the NC Pre-K Program, please send it to a NC Pre-K consultant.
- If the question relates to regulatory services, please send it to a child care consultant.
- For all other questions, email them to DCDEE Communications at email@example.com .
The Questions and Answers are now posted along with a recording of the meeting.
Use this link to join as an attendee: https://ncgov.webex.com/ncgov/onstage/g.php?MTID=e96a3ecb59a6df80f3868b2293d8e8ee8.
In December 2018, North Carolina was awarded a Preschool Development Birth through Five Initial Grant (PDG). PDG is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care.
In an abundance of caution, to address protective measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Child Care Commission and DCDEE are providing notice that instead of an in-person meeting, the Child Care Commission will hold its Fourth Quarter meeting by teleconference on April 20th. More information regarding the meeting and arrangements will be given closer to the meeting date.
The NC Child Care Commission will hold a Special Meeting by Teleconference on Monday, March 2, 2020. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at the Division of Child Development and Early Education, Conference Room 165, 333 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. Seating will be available for the public to attend. Please see the directions