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  • Information about the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been moved to a new, separate area. Information provided by DCDEE related to COVID-19 and child care providers, settings and health precautions can now be found on the Coronavirus Information for Child Care page.

 

 

Oct

2019

Guidance for Child Care Providers on Staff Vaccinations

The Division of Public Health and Division of Child Development and Early Education jointly issued a memo to provide information and guidance to child care providers on vaccination recommendations for staff in order to prevent the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases in child care facilities.

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Oct

2019

RFA Addressing Homelessness in Child Care

DCDEE annually dedicates federal child care funding to activities supporting families with young children and school-age children experiencing homelessness. DCDEE will be releasing a Request For Applications (RFA) later this year to continue meeting the requirements of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Final Rule. Watch in upcoming months for a Summary Notice of Funding Availability.   

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Oct

2019

New Rule Requires Testing of Water for Lead Contamination at Child Care Centers

The NC Commission for Public Health has adopted and approved a new sanitation rule effective October 1, 2019.  This amended rule requires that all licensed child care centers test all drinking water faucets and food preparation sinks for lead contamination within one year, and new centers must test upon application for a license.  After that, child care centers will test their water once every three years. If a child care center finds elevated concentrations of lead in the center’s water, they will be required to take immediate action.

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Oct

2019

Be On The Safe Side: Fire Safety - Prevent, Prepare, Protect

October is National Fire Prevention Month. 

 

Saying goodbye to summer means saying hello to fall: students go back to school; leaves change colors; and of course, cooler weather! While temperatures outside may be dropping, we would like to take a moment to discuss a hot topic in child care--fire safety.

 

This edition of "Be On the Safe Side" is inspired in part by an event that took place at a child care facility in Pennsylvania this past August--a fire in an overnight family child care home that resulted in the tragic death of five children sleeping inside.  This article is difficult but provides an opportunity to review the child care rules in place to help PREVENT such fires. The rules also act as a guide as you PREPARE for a potential fire-related emergency and help PROTECT the lives of the children in our care.

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