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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 - 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.

Note: The Special Rules Meeting scheduled for September 27, 2016 has been canceled.

2016 Curriculum and Formative Assessment Review Process

The Division is now accepting curriculum and formative assessments for a review process which will be held October 25-28. 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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