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ChildCareStrongNC Public Health Toolkit Updated as of August 6, 2020

DCDEE has updated the ChildCareStrongNC public health toolkit to reflect new changes from the CDC and other updates.  Please pay special attention to the following updates:

  • Page 4 – provides new guidance on Exposures – what to do with children and staff who have been in close contact with soone who screens positive for COVID-19 symptoms or develops symptoms during the day
  • Page 5 and 13 – updates Return to Child Care guidance for people who have been in close contact with someone with symptoms of COVID-19 or diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Page 11 – provides link to NCDHHS Interim Guidance for Safe Application of Disinfectants
  • Page 12 – updates symptom screening question #1 to ask about whether people have been in close contact in the last 14 days with someone with symptoms of COVID-19 or diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Page 12 – clarifies that if a child has COVID-19 symptoms, household members (i.e., siblings) should also quarantine for 14 days since last exposure to symptomatic person, unless the symptomatic person is cleared as a result of a negative test for COVID-19

If you have questions about these updates, please reach out to your Child Care Health Consultant.

Remote Learning Resources

Birth – 2 years, NC Pre-K/Pre-K, and K – 2nd Grade

In an effort to support teachers and families, DCDEE and the NC Department of Public Instruction Office of Early Learning have worked collaboratively to gather and create resources to provide weekly learning activities that do not require technology and are aligned to NC standards. Resources are organized by age and grade level. Knowing that children develop and learn at different rates, feel free to look at resources outside of your child’s age or grade level.

rootle - PBS KIDS Channel

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"
 — Fred Rogers


Rootle puts the well-being of its young audience members and their loved ones as its top priority. A trusted safe haven for children, Rootle is here for you in this turbulent time. To support children and their families, caregivers and educators, Rootle and PBS KIDS have worked tirelessly to curate videos and resources designed to help talk to children about the COVID-19 virus. These are available in a free daily newsletter and at and at Rootle and PBS KIDS use time-tested and expert-vetted resources designed for kids’ seeking entertainment and families and caregivers’ seeking education.



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