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Updated COVID-19 Child Care Payment Policies

DCDEE has released important updated  COVID-19 Child Care Payment Policy information. The key update in this edition is that all child care employees working on-site at a child care facility that is approved to provide child care in November and December 2020, as well as teachers and assistants in NC Pre-K and Head Start programs who are serving children face-to-face during November and December, will receive a bonus for their service during the COVID-19 crisis.

The COVID-19 Child Care Payment Policies apply to licensed or regulated child care facilities, as well as some NC Pre-K and Head Start Programs, for the months of April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December 2020 (subject to the availability of funding) related to:

  1. Bonus payments to child care teachers and staff providing services during the COVID-19
  2. Emergency School-Age Family Support Program,
  3. Subsidized Child Care program payments,
  4. Operational Grants to open providers,
  5. NC Pre-K Program payments, and
  6. Emergency Child Care Subsidy program payments.


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.

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 — 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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