Welcome to the North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center!

We promote healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments for children in early care and education settings through child care health consultation. Information, resources, referrals, technical assistance, and on-going support are available to the child health and child care communities.

For information related to child health and health and safety in child care we welcome you to explore our website. Contact the NC Resource Center using the online form or toll free number 1-800-367-2229. Anyone in the greater early care and education community is welcome to call!

Recent Posts
  • National Poison Prevention Week – March 17-23, 2019

    Information from the Healthy Child Care Pennsylvania ECELS Program National Poison Prevention Week is a chance to highlight the dangers of poisonings. Substances most commonly involved in poisonings of children are cosmetics, personal care products, cleaning products, and medications. Fifty … Continued

  • Become Eco-Healthy Child Care® Endorsed!

    An Eco-Healthy Child Care® endorsed provider creates and maintains an early childhood learning environment that is healthy and safe by reducing children’s exposure to toxic chemicals. These changes immediately benefit the health and well-being of the children in care. Learn … Continued

  • NC Early Childhood Action Plan Summit 2019 Recordings Available!

    The summit was broadcast on-air via the North Carolina Channel and through a livestream provided by UNC-TV. Recordings of the NC Early Childhood Summit are available now at: NC DHHS Early Childhood website. Experts in childhood health, education and child … Continued

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    Child Care Rule Changes effective March 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 … Continued

  • The NC Early Childhood Action Plan

    Leaders from across the state in early childhood health, education and child welfare launched the NC Early Childhood Action Plan at a summit on Feb. 27 in Raleigh. The plan includes 10 statewide goals around early childhood health, development, and learning. Goal 1: … Continued