The following information was released by the Division of Child Development and Early Education on March 17th:
Thank you for supporting our state and our families by providing vital care and services. DHHS and DCDEE understand that you are worried about the financial impact this event may have on your programs.
To address your concerns, we are making the following policy changes:
- Child Care Subsidy: For the month of March, all licensed child carecenters and family child care homeswill receive full subsidy payment for each child enrolled in their facility according to each child’s plan of care.
- NC Pre-K: Pre-K programs will be paid in full for the entire month of March, regardless of child attendance or closure.
We will assess payment policy options for future months as the need develops. We encourage you to check your email daily and read everything we send so you have the most up-to-date information and so we have the most accurate sense of child care availability across the state.
Please let DCDEE know if you have any questions.