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

CORONAVIRUS: In response to the growing concern surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, NC Resource Center staff will be working remotely until further notice. We are checking voicemail but request that the online form be used for communication if possible. 

Promoting 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!

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  • Using cloth face coverings safely

    Guidance and poster updated 5/11/2020 to align with current NC Interim Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Guidance for Child Care Settings – updated 5/6/2020, which expands on the situations in which adults and children should wear cloth face coverings.    

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    COVID-19 Exclusion Flowchart

    This post was updated 5/11/2020. Please contact your Child Care Health Consultant for the latest flowchart, as guidance may vary from county to county. Visit the NC DHHS website for details about COVID-19 symptoms, and information about minimum self-isolation and quarantine … Continued

  • Recent COVID-19 Updates

    Now available are recorded COVID-19 webinars held by DCDEE for child care providers during the week of March 29, 2020. The webinars included discussions on Emergency Child Care Provider Application, available financial assistance information and health, safety and screening guidelines. … Continued


    E-Newsletter, Issue 4, Volume 4: Coronavirus and COVID-19

    Our latest newsletter is full of health, safety and screening information about Coronavirus, COVID-19 and how it affects childcare in North Carolina.  

  • Daily Health Check Record

    To assist child care facilities in keeping track of Daily Health Checks, we have created a Daily Health Check record that is now available for download. For more information about limiting the spread of COVID-19, read about: Screening criteria to … Continued

  • COVID-19 informational webinars for child care providers being offered by NC DHHS

    The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are offering informative webinars on the response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • Updated guidance from CDC on cleaning and disinfecting

    The Centers for Disease Control has updated their guidance for cleaning and disinfecting schools, child care and other community facilities on March 26th. The new guidance covers: Updated guidance for cleaning and disinfection of soft (porous) surfaces Updated links to … Continued

  • Post screening criteria at entrance of child care facilities

    If you are continuing to provide child care in NC, download and post this door sign created by the NC Child Care Health and Resource Center, at the entrance of your facility: For more information on the steps child care … Continued

  • Stay at Home Order for North Carolina

    North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has issued a Stay at Home order for North Carolina, effective Monday, March 30th at 5 pm until April 29th, 2020 Read the Executive Order in full and see the Frequently Asked Questions. Child care … Continued

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.

~ Nelson Mandela

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