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Thursday, June 25, 2020
Dear Child Care Providers, Please see the ChildCareStrongNC Public Health Toolkit for important COVID-19 related guidance.  This toolkit contains five important sections. 1.  Interim Guidance for Child Care Settings Governor Cooper has implemented a three-phased approach to slowly lift restrictions while combating COVID-19, protecting North Carolinians and...
Monday, June 22, 2020
 The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) have shared a significant amount of information throughout the past several weeks as North Carolina's COVID-19 response evolves. To help you navigate all the recent updates and information, a recap has been compiled, along...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Due to the Covid 19 crisis, our next Board of Directors meeting will be held Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 11:30am via ZOOM. If you would like to join this meeting, please contact Terry Reynolds at 910-949-4045 or treynolds@pfcfmc.org to obtain a password.To download the documents for the meeting, click here. Join Zoom MeetingMeeting ID: 836 6368 3125Join with...
Monday, June 8, 2020
Dear child care provider,  I am writing to share that beginning June 22, 2020, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) will begin publicly reporting COVID-19 clusters, defined as 5 or more cases with linkage between cases, in licensed/regulated child care and school settings.  Child care operators and school principals are...
Friday, June 5, 2020
The North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) would like to share some important information including new and updated guidance, which is intended to help licensed/regulated child care facilities make informed decisions about COVID-19 and minimize the risk of exposure to both the staff and the children in their care. The...
Saturday, May 30, 2020
Please read this communication carefully for important information related to the Emergency Child Care Subsidy Program and May Bonus Payments. You may begin entering attendance in the Emergency Child Care Portal for the month of May on Sunday, May 31, 2020, and must finish entering all attendance by 9:00pm on Friday, June 5, 2020. As you record attendance...
Friday, May 22, 2020
Governor Cooper announced that North Carolina will be moving into Phase 2 of Reopening on Friday, May 22, 2020, at 5:00pm. Phase 2 includes the following elements:The Stay at Home order will be lifted and North Carolina moves to a Safer at Home recommendation, especially for vulnerable populations.Restaurants will be able to reopen to 50% capacity and other...
Thursday, May 14, 2020
The North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) will provide operational grants to licensed child care facilities that are open for all or part of April, May, and June. The operational grants will help providers cover monthly fixed operating costs during these three months of the COVID-19 crisis, recognizing that revenues from...
Thursday, May 14, 2020
The North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) will be hosting two webinars for child care providers on Friday, May 15,2020. Webinars will cover the following information:Phases of reopening and what it means that North Carolina is in Phase 1Operational grants and other payment updatesUpdated health and safety guidanceAt the...
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
The North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) will be hosting three webinars for child care providers on Thursday, May 14, 2020, and Friday May 15,2020. Webinars will cover the following information:Phases of reopening and what it means that North Carolina is in Phase 1Operational grants and other payment updatesUpdated health...

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