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Our What's New page can help keep you up to date on various child care issues.  To read updates and information from previous months, visit the What's New Archive.   If you have suggestions for this page, please contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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What's New - December 2016

Child Care Commission Meeting

The NC Child Care Commission will hold its Second Quarter Meeting on December 12 and its Special Rules Meeting on December 13, 2016. The meetings will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held at the Dix Grill, Employee Center, 1101 Cafeteria Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603. Please see the directions and map to the Dix Grill Employee center.

WORKS-Workforce Online Reporting and Knowledge System

AVAILABLE FOURTH QUARTER 2016

The Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) Workforce Online Reporting and Knowledge System (WORKS) is scheduled to be available fourth quarter 2016, and will function as a single portal of entry for workforce education and professional development to collect, report, and track early childhood/child care workforce information.

WORKS will include a self-service component, known as the applicant portal. This will be used by an individual applicant to register and maintain his/her workforce information to support education requirements. The portal will be available online, and require that the user maintain an individual NCID user name and password. Once WORKS is available, all paperwork, with the exception of official transcripts, will no longer be submitted to the DCDEE Workforce Education Unit. These documents will be uploaded using WORKS via the applicant's WORKS account.

NCID Registration for the Early Childhood Workforce

In preparation for the WORKS Applicant portal, APPLICANTS CAN NOW REGISTER FOR A NCID! NCID is a secure username and password a WORKS applicant uses to access their account. Each applicant must have an individual NCID.

In a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, go to the North Carolina Identity Management (NCID) website at https://ncid.nc.gov and sign up today!

Follow this link to create your individual NCID: http://ncchildcare.nc.gov/PDF_forms/DCDEE_WORKS_Applicant_Job_Aid-CreatingyourNCID.pdf.

Information will be provided and updated on the DCDEE website www.ncchildcare.nc.gov under the DCDEE WORKS tab http://ncchildcare.nc.gov/general/mb_dcdeeworks.asp. Informational materials and instructional guides will be posted here. Please reference this location for applicant bulletins, step-by-step instructional guides and other need-to-know information as you plan for this transition.

What is the Workforce Identification Number (WFID)?

The Workforce Identification Number is a unique identifier assigned to all Workforce Education Unit applicants.

Will I need my Workforce Identification Number (WFID number) in order to register in WORKS?

You are not required to have this information when registering, but your WFID number will assist WORKS in identifying any previous educational information on file with the Workforce Education Unit

We look forward to providing this service to the early childhood workforce. As we implement new standards and assessments, we will be working hard to keep you informed about our progress. Remember to visit our website at www.ncchildcare.nc.gov for more information about the new Workforce Online Reporting and Knowledge System!

Division of Child Development and Early Education - Workforce Education Unit

What's New - October 2016

Child Care Commission Meeting

The NC Child Care Commission Meeting previously scheduled for October 24, 2016 has been cancelled due to the flooding aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. The Commission will meet December 12-13, 2016.

NC Social Services Commission Meeting to adopt Temporary Rules-October 12, 2016 10A NCAC 10 .0602 and .0702

The Social Services Commission (SSC) will hold a special teleconference meeting for the purpose of adopting temporary rules for 10A NCAC 10 .0602 and .0702 to replace the emergency rules. These rules are necessary in order to come into compliance with the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014.

The CCDBG, 42 U.S.C. 9858, Section 658E(c)(2)(G) requires all child care providers "that provide services for which assistance is provided in accordance" with the Act to comply with training requirements under the Act. Presently, facilities operating under N.C.G.S. 110-106, centers operating in other states, and centers certified by the United States Department of Defense are not required to comply with current regulatory requirements under G.S. 110, Article 7 and 10A NCAC 09 governing training. The rules would require facilities not currently subject to the training requirements, to comply in order to be eligible to participate in the state's subsidized child care assistance program.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 12 at the Division of Social Services, 820 South Boylan Avenue, Room 151, Raleigh, NC 27603 and will begin at 10:00 a.m. Interested parties may also attend the meeting by telephone conference at the number provided on the agenda.

What's New - September 2016

Child Care Commission Meeting

The NC Child Care Commission will hold its Special Rules Meeting on September 26, 2016. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held at the Dix Grill, Employee Center, 1101 Cafeteria Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603. Please see the directions and map to the Dix Grill Employee center.

2016 Curriculum and Formative Assessment Review Process

The Division is now accepting curriculum and formative assessments for a review process which will be held November 14-17. Over 50 publishers have received an announcement by mail. If you want a curriculum or formative assessment reviewed, please submit to the DCDEE Webmaster the name of the curriculum and/or formative assessment, the copyright date and contact information for the publisher. We will make sure they receive the announcement of the process. Read more about the 2016 Curriculum and Formative Assessment Review Process on the Curriculum page of the DCDEE website.

If you are a teacher or early childhood administrator and would like to be a reviewer of four-year-old curriculum and or formative assessments read the Reviewer Information.

NC Child Care Commission Meeting

The North Carolina Child Care Commission will meet by telephone to adopt temporary rules necessary to implement the safety requirements of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014. The meeting will be held on Monday, September 12, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Division of Child Development and Early Education, 820 South Boylan Avenue, Conference Room 130, Raleigh, NC. Please read this agenda and the proposed temporary rules for more information.

NC Social Services Commission Meeting and Public Hearing for Temporary Rules-September 14, 2016

10A NCAC 10 .0602 and .0702
At its August 10th meeting the NC Social Services Commission adopted emergency rules in order to come into compliance with the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. In accordance to G.S. 150B-21.1A when an agency adopts emergency rules it must also begin the process for temporary rulemaking at the same time. The Commission will hold a public hearing on these proposed temporary rules on September 14 at the Division of Social Services, 820 South Boylan Avenue, Room 151, Raleigh, NC. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. Please view the attached agenda and memo regarding the rules for further information.

What's New - August 2016

NC Social Services Commission Meeting

At its August 10th meeting the NC Social Services Commission adopted emergency rules in order to come into compliance with the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. In accordance to G.S. 150B-21.1A when an agency adopts emergency rules it must also begin the process for temporary rulemaking at the same time. The Commission is also proposing temporary rules and will hold a public hearing on these rules on September 14 at the Division of Social Services, 820 South Boylan Avenue, Room 151, Raleigh, NC. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. Please view the attached memo for further information.

Child Care Commission Meeting

Public Hearing
The North Carolina Child Care Commission proposes to amend temporary rules in order to meet the requirements of the CCDBG Act of 2014 in 10A NCAC 09. A public hearing will be held on August 9, from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Division of Child Development and Early Education, 820 South Boylan Avenue, Conference Room 130, Raleigh, NC. Please read this memo and the proposed temporary rules for more information.

What's New - July 2016

Child Care Commission Meeting

The NC Child Care Commission will hold its First Quarter Meeting on July 25 and its Special Rules Meeting on July 26, 2016. The meetings will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held at the Dix Grill, Employee Center, 1101 Cafeteria Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603. Please see the directions and map to the Dix Grill Employee center.

What's New - May 2016

Child Care Commission Meeting

The NC Child Care Commission will hold its Fourth Quarter Meeting on May 16 and its Special Rules Meeting on May 17, 2016. The meetings will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held at the Dix Grill, Employee Center, 1101 Cafeteria Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603. Please see the directions and map to the Dix Grill Employee center.

What's New - April 2016

NC Social Services Commission Meeting

The North Carolina Social Services Commission proposes to adopt 10A NCAC 10 .0102, .0905, and .1007 of the Subsidized Child Care rules. The meeting will be held on April 13, at the Division of Social Services, 820 South Boylan Avenue, Room 151, Raleigh, NC. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. For more information regarding the rules please view the proposed rules and impact analysis.

What's New - March 2016

North Carolina's Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) State Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2016-2018

CCDF Plan 2016-2018 (Pending Approval)

Child Care Commission Meeting

The NC Child Care Commission will hold its Third Quarter Meeting on March 7 and its Special Rules Meeting on March 8, 2016. The meetings will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held at the Dix Grill, Employee Center, 1101 Cafeteria Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603. Please see the directions and map to the Dix Grill Employee center.

NC Social Services Commission Meeting

Public Hearing
The North Carolina Social Services Commission proposes to amend rules in 10A NCAC 10 Subsidized Child Care.  A public hearing will be held on March 9, 2016 at the Division of Social Services, 820 South Boylan Avenue, Room 151, Raleigh, NC. The hearing will begin at 10:00 a.m.  Read this memo and the proposed rules and impact analysis for more information.

What's New - February 2016

Child Care Commission Meetings Rescheduled to March 7-8, 2016

The Child Care Commission has rescheduled its February 15 and 16 meetings to March 7 and 8 due to potential inclement weather through the weekend and early next week.  The meetings will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will be held at the Dix Grill, Employee Center, 1101 Cafeteria Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603. Please see the directions and map to the Dix Grill Employee center.

What's New - January 2016

Changes in Investigations of Child Abuse and Neglect in Child Care

DCDEE and the departments of social services (DSS) currently work together to investigate reports of child abuse and neglect in child care. Effective January 1, 2016, DCDEE will be the sole agency to investigate these allegations. Child abuse and neglect in child care will now be called "Child Maltreatment." DCDEE will continue to work with law enforcement and other agencies as needed.

DCDEE will now have a list called the Child Maltreatment Registry. This list will include names of caregivers who maltreat in child care. DCDEE will check the child maltreatment registry automatically as part of the criminal background check for licensed child care. Individuals on the child maltreatment registry are disqualified from working in licensed child care. The general public can submit a request to check an individual's name against the registry by completing the Public Request Form for Child Maltreatment Registry.

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