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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.