Dear Child Care Provider:
The Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) is pleased to announce that it will be increasing bonus payments to child care teachers and staff for April and May, as well as covering the employer portion of payroll taxes and other administrative costs. Detailed information about the new bonus amounts, administrative funds, and schedule of payments is now available.
We are grateful that many child care teachers, staff and programs have stayed open to provide emergency child care to essential personnel - often with risk and at a financial disadvantage to themselves.
Additional federal funding has been allocated through the Child Care and Development Block Grant to support families, child care programs, and child care staff during this economically challenging and stressful time. These increased bonuses, the Emergency Child Care Program for Essential Workers, and child care subsidy stabilization have all been designed to support the state's child care industry and workforce during this time. We are carefully planning for additional supports as we move through phases of recovery.
Thank you for all you are doing to keep North Carolina's children nurtured and learning, families working, and North Carolina strong.