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Mar

2019

Summary Notice of Funding Availability

DHHS Division/Office Issuing This Notice: Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE)
Date of This Notice:  February 22, 2019
Program Name: Preschool Development Grant B-5 (PDG B-5) Survey of Early Childhood Education (ECE) Data Users

Due to the incorrect submission date in the original Summary Notice, applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 22, 2019. 

Purpose of the RFA:  DCDEE was recently awarded funds through the Preschool Development Grant B-5 (PDG B-5).  PDG B-5 grants were issued to states in order to facilitate collaboration among early childhood care and education (ECE) programs to better serve children and families.  This RFA relates to PDG Activity 1, in supplying information for a required statewide Needs Assessment. 

Description: By 6/10/19, the Contractor will gather information on publicly available ECE data and will submit a preliminary report by 6/26/19 to be included in the statewide Birth-5 Needs Assessment report written by another DCDEE contractor.  The Contractor will also use survey results to make recommendations for ECE information to be added to the NC Early Childhood Integrated Data System, and to inventory available sources for measures of ECE outcomes included in the NC Early Childhood Action Plan.

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Mar

2019

Be On The Safe Side: Prevent Burn and Scald Injuries

According to the American Burn Association, approximately 600,000 burn injuries are treated in hospital emergency departments each year. Close to half of these burn injuries and one-third of admissions to burn centers are categorized as scald injuries. An estimated 60 percent of scald injuries happen to young children aged 4 or younger. With the high number of children affected by scald burns, it is important for caregivers to develop strategies that decrease the risk of burns and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children. 

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