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.
October 4, 2021
The Fall season is here. Just in time for Fire Safety week, our Fall 2021 newsletter is now available. This newsletter is filled with reminders on how to keep children and staff in child care programs safe. We invite you to read and share the newsletter.
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.
July 14, 2021
Our Summer 2021 newsletter (Volumen 6, Número 1: Los días de sol son días de diversión) is now available in Spanish. Please help us share it with Spanish speaking early educators.
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.
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.
April 19, 2021
Our Spring 2021 newsletter (Volumen 5, Número 4: La cuarta regla: Bienestar) is now available in Spanish. Please share it with Spanish speaking early educators.
April 1, 2021
Our Spring 2021 newsletter is now available. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we as a state and nation have focused on the 3 Ws (Wear, Wait, Wash). Please continue. It saves lives. Now we want to encourage early educators to take some time to focus on “The Fourth W – Wellness”. This issue of our newsletter is full of reminders and resources related to wellness. It too is essential. We invite you to read and share the newsletter.
March 3, 2021
NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has a new “Essential Workers – You Have A Spot, Take Your Shot” video available in English and English with Spanish Closed Captioning. You are encouraged to take a moment to watch and hear these essential workers, including an early educator, share their heart and their why for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
February 24, 2021
North Carolina will begin Group 3 vaccinations beginning today (2/24/21). Child care providers and Pre-K – 12 schools are included in Group 3. COVID-19 vaccine supplies are limited, and Group 3 is a large population. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is working with its partners to support child care providers in accessing vaccines. Child care providers may visit the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) website for more information.