Some families in North Carolina are facing challenges accessing infant formulas. These challenges are related to the February recall of certain Abbott infant formulas, the resulting increased demand for other brands of formula, and the lingering effects of supply issues during the pandemic. NC DHHS is sharing these recommendations and resources to help families access safe, healthy feeding options for their infants.
Infant Formula Fact Sheet for Families
Infant Formula Fact Sheet for Families – Spanish
Infant Formula Guidance for Health Care Providers
Infant Formula Choices for Families and Caregivers
Please share these resources with families in your early care and education programs!
Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 6, 2022 Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day in North Carolina. We want to take a moment to thank all the wonderful early educators for your dedication and ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of young children. We celebrate you!
Our Spring 2022 newsletter, Volume 6, Issue 4:“An Eye on Allergies” is now available in Spanish. This issue includes many tips and resources related to allergies and anaphylaxis. We encourage you to share the Spanish version, “Hablemos de las alergias” with the early childhood communities that you serve.
The spring season is here. We know that allergies are a hot topic during the spring. Therefore, just in time for the season, our Spring 2022 newsletter, An Eye on Allergies, focuses on allergies. In addition to seasonal allergies commonly associated with spring, the newsletter includes reminders and resources related to different types of allergies. These tips and resources are intended to help you keep children healthy and safe. We invite you to read the newsletter and share.
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.
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.
Our Winter 2021/2022 newsletter, Volume 6, Issue 3:“All Children Welcome Here” is now available in Spanish. This issue includes information and resources to support creating accessible and inclusive child care environments. Please share the Spanish version, “Volumen 6, Número 3:”ATodos los niños son bienvenidos aquí” with the Spanish speaking early educators in your network.
Happy New Year. The Winter 2021/2022 newsletter titled: All Children Welcome Here is now available. This issue of the NC Health and Safety Resource Center quarterly newsletter has information and many resources to support creating accessible and inclusive child care environments. We invite you to read and share it.
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.
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.