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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...
Monday, May 11, 2020
The North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) would like to share some important updates related to updated health guidance, reopening application, and health and safety certificates for open providers. Updated Health Guidance The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) has updated the Interim...
Thursday, May 7, 2020
The Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) would like to share some important updates related to April attendance submission, the Emergency Child Care Subsidy Program, Bonus Payments for Child Care Teachers and Staff, and new Operational Grants. Attendance for April The deadline for providers to submit attendance for emergency subsidy...
Monday, May 4, 2020
From: NC DHHS Division of Child Development and Early Education <dcdee.communications@dhhs.nc.gov>Sent: Friday, May 1, 2020 5:23 PMSubject: May 1, 2020 -- Mental Health Support Available for Child Care Teachers & Staff Dear Providers,  I know you, your teachers and your staff are under an intense amount of stress as you participate in North...
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Download full memo here.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...

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