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Webinar Archive: “COVID-19 in NC and the ChildCareStrongNC Public Health Toolkit: What You Need to Know Now”

March 22, 2022

Great news!! If you missed it, the webinar archive of the “COVID-19 in NC and the ChildCareStrongNC Public Health Toolkit: What You Need to Know Now” that was offered on March 17, 2022, is now available. The webinar, sponsored by the Division of Child Development and Early Education in collaboration with the Division of Child and Family Well-Being and the North Carolina Child Care Health & Safety Resource Center, highlighted the many recent changes to the Department of Health and Human Services’ COVID-19 guidance. The presentation slides and other resources that were shared during the webinar are also available. We encourage you to watch and share with early educators.

 

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NC Early Care and Learning Dashboard-Now Available

February 7, 2022

Did you know that the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) has new online dashboards with the latest data and trends about NC’s Pre-K and child care programs? Visit their website to explore the interactive dashboards. Data can be downloaded and sorted by star rating, type of provider, or county.

 

E-Newsletter– Fall 2021, Volume 6, Issue 2 (Now available in Spanish)

October 26, 2021

We want to announce that our Fall 2021 newsletter, Volume 6, Issue 2: “Don’t Lose Your Cool – Keeping Children Safe as the Weather Gets Chilly” is now available in Spanish. Please help us by sharing the Spanish version, “Volumen 6, Número 2: ¡Que no te caiga como balde de agua fría! – Cómo mantener a los niños a salvo conforme el clima enfría” with the Spanish speaking early educators in your network.

 

North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation

August 9, 2021

August is National Breastfeeding Month. We would like to share that The North Carolina Division of Public Health’s Nutrition Services Branch has announced that the North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designation (NC BFCCD) is now available and accepting applications.

    • Applicants can apply online by clicking here.
    • Also, see the article in the NC Department of Health and Human Services’ newsletter announcing the opening of the revised NC BFCCD application by clicking here.

E-Newsletter Volume 6, Issue 1: Sun Days are Fun Days

July 1, 2021

It is officially summer! We are excited to share that our Summer 2021 newsletter is now available. This issue of our newsletter includes reminders, resources, and activity ideas related to staying safe and having fun this summer.  We encourage you to read and share the newsletter with others. Let’s stay safe and have fun together.

Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) Week Recognition

April 22, 2021

We are exceptionally honored to announce that April 18-24, 2021 is being recognized as Child Care Health Consultant (CCHC) Week. The Proclamation for Child Care Health Consultant Week signed by Governor Roy Cooper will be read on the House floor today at 1 pm. You can access the livestream through this link.

Please join us in congratulating all of the CCHCs in your communities and networks. Thank you to the NC Child Care Health Consultant Association for working on this in honor of 2021 being the 25th Year of CCHC in North Carolina.

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