New Rule Will Help Get Lead Out of Child Care Water

October 7, 2019

More than 230,000 babies and young children attend licensed child care centers in North Carolina. New rules adopted by the NC Commission for Public Health will ensure that all of those children are drinking water that is free from hazardous lead contamination.

This is a big win for young children in our state. One of the simplest things we can do to promote children’s healthy brain development is to make sure their drinking water is free from lead. Kudos to the NC Division of Public Health for their leadership on this important issue.

Read more at NC Child and NC Health News.

Child Care Rule Changes effective March 2019

March 1, 2019

The Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) shared information about child care rule changes taking effect March 2019. Rules address minimum requirements for two through five star rated licenses.

For details regarding these changes, view the March 2019 Child Care Rulebook and enroll in the DCDEE Moodle training tool. Each individual user will need to have an NCID to participate in Moodle training. If you do not already have an NCID, use this link to get one: https://ncid.nc.gov/ncidsspr/

Rule training modules can be found in the same course as the October 2017 Child Care Rule Rollout. If you are unfamiliar with the Child Care Rule Rollout within Moodle and how to navigate, please visit:

https://ncchildcare.ncdhhs.gov/Learning-Resources/How-to-Navigate-Moodle.

Click here to go directly to DCDEE’s Moodle page. You can also access Moodle through DCDEE’s website homepage.

If you have any issues with logging into Moodle, please contact Brenda Williamson (Brenda.Williamson@dhhs.nc.gov) or Justin Berrier (Justin.Berrier@dhhs.nc.gov). You can also reach Brenda or Justin by phone at 919-814-6300 or 1-800-859-0829 (toll-free in NC).