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LINK NOW AVAILABLE – Special COVID-19 Town Hall Webinar

August 23, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Child Development and Early Education invites you to join a webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 12 p.m. to learn about the latest updates on COVID-19, vaccines, testing and treatments.

The webinar will be in English, with the option for Spanish-language interpretation.

Hear the latest guidance for the early child care and learning community on:
• COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months to 4 years old
• COVID-19 testing and treatment options
• the ChildCareStrongNC Public Health Toolkit, which NCDHHS will sunset on Aug. 31

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and listen to a live Q&A.

Early care professionals who attend the live webinar can also receive a certificate for a one-hour training credit.

NCDHHS Assistant Secretary for Children and Families Charlene Wong, MD; NCDHHS State Child Care Nurse Consultant, Division of Child and Family Well-Being, Whole Child Health Section Amy Petersen, BSN, RN; and DCDEE Legislative Liaison & Policy Manager Arlette Lambert, MSW, will lead the discussion.

No registration is needed.

We will provide a link after the event to a recording of the webinar in both English and Spanish for those who are unable to attend live.

Simply click here to join the webinar Aug. 31 at 12 p.m.

La División de Desarrollo Infantil y Educación Temprana (DCDEE) del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de Carolina del Norte (NCDHHS) te invita a participar de un seminario virtual el miércoles 31 de agosto a las 12 p.m. para conocer las últimas actualizaciones sobre el COVID-19, las vacunas, las pruebas y los tratamientos.

El seminario virtual se llevará a cabo en inglés, con la opción de interpretación en español.

Escucharás las recomendaciones más recientes para la red de cuidado y educación temprana sobre:
• las vacunas contra el COVID-19 para niños de 6 meses a 4 años;
• opciones de tratamientos y pruebas de COVID-19;
• y el kit de herramientas de comunicación EscuelasFuertesNC, que NCDHHS finalizará el 31 de agosto.

Los oyentes también tendrán la oportunidad de hacer preguntas y escuchar una sesión de preguntas y respuestas en vivo.

Los profesionales de cuidado y educación temprana que asisten al seminario virtual en vivo también pueden recibir un certificado por un crédito de capacitación de una hora.
Dirigirán la discusión la Dra. Charlene Wong, secretaria asistente para Niños y Familias de NCDHHS, Amy Petersen, BSN, RN, enfermera consultora de Cuidado Infantil Estatal, División de Bienestar Infantil y Familiar, Sección de Salud Integral del Niño de NCDHHS y Arlette Lambert, MSW, gerente de Políticas y Enlace Legislativo del DCDEE.

No es necesario registrarte.

Proporcionaremos un enlace después del evento a una grabación del seminario virtual en inglés y español para aquellos que no puedan participar de la transmisión en vivo.

Simplemente haz clic aquí para unirte al seminario web el 31 de agosto a las 12 p.m.

E-Newsletter: Summer 2022, Volume 7, Issue 1 (Now Available in Spanish)

July 22, 2022

The Spanish version of our Summer 2022 newsletter “Caution: Children Eat Here” is now available. This issue includes information and resources to support and promote healthy and safe feeding and eating practices in the early care and education setting. Please help us share the Spanish version, “Volumen 7, Número 1: Precaución – Los niños comen aquí” with the Spanish-speaking early educators in your network.

E-Newsletter: Spring 2022, Volume 6, Issue 4 Now Available

April 4, 2022

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.


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.