DCDEE Memo: July 22, 2020 Subsidy Co-Payments in July, Personal Protective Equipment, & Cleaning Supplies

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) continue to share a significant amount of information as North Carolina's COVID-19 response evolves. In this communication there are details on two important topics--July Parent Fees for Subsidized Child Care and Delivery of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Cleaning Supplies.


July Parent Fees for Subsidized Child Care

Many people have been impacted by COVID-19 and DCDEE wants to make sure that families in North Carolina do not experience a negative impact on their subsidy services. Therefore, DCDEE is not requiring families to pay their parent fees for July 2020. The State will make the parent fee payments to open providers as part of the regular subsidy payment for July. Each family will receive a notice by mail informing them of this short-term change.

Also, DCDEE will only pay providers who are open in July and the subsidy payment will continue to be based on March payments for February services.

For additional information, please review the COVID-19 Child Care Payment Policies.

For questions, please contact the Subsidy Section at DCDEE at 919-814-6380. 


Delivery of Personal Protective Equipment and Cleaning Supplies

DCDEE will provide each open provider with a delivery of PPE and cleaning supplies, as it is .  increasingly difficult for child care centers to find PPE equipment and cleaning supplies.  The inventory of supplies expected include touchless thermometers with batteries, 10 cloth face coverings for each child care employee, disposable masks, bleach solution, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, and hand sanitizer.  Child care centers should expect to receive an 8-week supply of these items in multiple shipments this week.