The Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) appreciates all the hard work and sacrifices that NC's child care facilities continue to make during the COVID-19 pandemic to serve families, fuel the state's economy, and protect the state and nation's security.
In order to provide relief and flexibility to child care facilities serving families, DCDEE continues to evaluate policy and regulatory requirements that can be temporarily waived or made flexible, while still ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of children.
As North Carolina continues to remain in Phase 3 of its reopening plan, flexibility with some child care requirements will continue to be available; however, there are some requirements that will be reinstated effective March 1, 2021. For detailed information regarding the requirements that are being reinstated effective March 1, 2021 visit the Coronavirus Information for Child Care page. For any specific questions you may have about this change in monitoring, please contact your facility's assigned Child Care Consultant.
Thank you for supporting North Carolina and its families by providing vital care and services.