The Interim COVID-19 Reopening Policies for NC Pre-K Programs applies to all NC Pre-K Providers – regardless of whether they are located in in public schools or nonpublic/private sites and provides information on the following:
- Goals for the 2020-21 NC Pre-K Program Year
- Program Year
- Mode of Classroom Instruction
- Health & Safety Guidance
- Remote Learning Requirements
- Payment Policy
- Reporting Requirements
DCDEE has released important updated COVID-19 Child Care Payment Policy information. The Division will make Subsidized Child Care Program payments to all OPEN subsidized child care providers for June and July service months consistent with the March payments for February services, as recorded in NC FAST. For June and July 2020, DCDEE will cover the cost of parent copayments for the child care subsidy program for providers that are open. Child care programs must not collect parent copayments for these months.
The updated COVID-19 Child Care Payment Policy document provides detailed information about policy changes that apply to licensed or regulated child care facilities for the months of April, May, June, and July 2020 (subject to the availability of funding) related to: 1) Subsidized Child Care Assistance payments, 2) NC Pre-K program payments 3) Emergency Child Care Subsidy program payments, 4) Bonus payments to child care teachers and staff providing services during the COVID-19 outbreak and 5) Operational grants.
This toolkit is intended to help licensed/regulated child care facilities make informed decisions about COVID-19 and minimize the risk of exposure to both the staff and the children in their care. Health and safety guidance for child care facilities during COVID-19 is outlined in this document. Please pay special attention to page 7 where it states it is now required that all workers, all other adults, and children 11 years or older on site wear a face covering when they are or may be within six (6) feet another person, unless the person (or family member, for a child) states that an exception applies.
Please post this sign with important health information on the front door of your child care facility.
Por favor publique este papel con información importante en su puerta principal de tu edificio de centro de cuidado infantil.
Governor Cooper has implemented a three-phased approach to slowly lift restrictions while combatting COVID-19, protecting North Carolinians and working together to recover the economy.
This guidance is intended to help licensed/regulated child care facilities make informed decisions about COVID-19 and minimize the risk of exposure to both the staff and the children in their care. Health and safety guidance for child care facilities during COVID-19 is outlined in this document.