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Our What's New page tries to 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 - April 2014

NC Pre-Kindergarten Program Evaluation Results for the 2012/2013 Program Year

The North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten Program (NC Pre-K) is a state-funded initiative for at-risk 4-year-olds, designed to provide a high quality, classroom-based educational program during the year prior to kindergarten entry. The 2012-2013 evaluation study included information about characteristics of the NC Pre-K Program statewide and observations of classroom quality and teacher surveys in a random sample of 99 classrooms. The primary research questions addressed by this evaluation included:

    • What were the key characteristics of the local NC Pre-K programs?
    • What was the quality of the NC Pre-K classrooms attended by children?
    • What factors were associated with better quality and better outcomes?
    • What were the outcomes of children attending the NC Pre-K Program?
    • To what extent have there been any changes over time in these results in the Pre-K program?

Please click here to access the Evaluation Summary and click here to access the Full Report.


Title: Quality Initiative: School-Age


Description:The Division of Child Development and Early Education seeks to contract to increase accessibility to higher quality licensed school-age programs across the state and to provide DCDEE-approved Professional Development (PD) to the school-age care workforce.

Attachment #1   Cover Sheet
Attachment #2   Line Item Budget
Attachment #3   Line Item Budget Narrative Instructions
Attachment #4   FTE Sheet
Attachment #5   Notarized Conflict of Interest (non-profit agencies only)
Attachment #6   No Overdue Taxes (non-profit agencies only)

Applications will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Questions concerning the specifications or any information contained within this Request for Applications will be received in writing until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014.

Responses to all questions received by the deadline will be posted to the Division of Child Development and Early Education website (http://ncchildcare.nc.gov/) no later than Friday, April 11, 2014.

Public Notice
A public hearing will be held on May 12, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m., at the Division of Public Health, 5605 Six Forks Rd., Cardinal Conference Room, Raleigh, NC. Read this memo and the proposed rules and impact analysis for more information.

Directions to the Division of Public Health's Campus.



What's New - March 2014

The Division of Child Development and Early Education has Relocated.
The Division of Child Development and Early Education has moved to 820 South Boylan Ave Raleigh, NC 27603. The Division of Child Development and Early Education Phone number is 919-527-6500.

McBryde Complex

Campus Map:
McBryde is building 19

Directions to McBryde Complex:

From downtown Raleigh: Take Capital Blvd to Dawson Street. Stay in the right-hand lane until you get to Martin Luther King Boulevard/Western Boulevard.  Bear to your right.  When you reach the top of the ramp, you will be facing Western Boulevard.  Take the right. Move toward the left lane. Turn left onto S. Boylan Ave. Turn Right onto Umstead Drive. Visitor's Parking is on the right. Follow Signs for Handicapped parking which is on the left.

From Durham: Take I-40 East toward RDU Airport/ Raleigh. Stay on I-40 East. Until you see the Lake Wheeler Road-- Exit #297.  Take exit #297 and make a left at the top of the ramp onto Lake Wheeler Road.  (Pass by the Farmer's Market on the left.) Turn Left onto Umstead Drive. Follow Umstead Drive. Visitor's Parking is on the right. Follow Signs for Handicapped parking which is on the left.

From Benson Take 1-40 W towards Raleigh. Take exit 298B for South Saunders St N towards Raleigh/Downtown. Turn Right on to South Saunders St. Slight Right onto McDowell St. Take the Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd exit toward Western Blvd. Turn left on to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Slight left to stay on Western Blvd. Turn left onto S. Boylan Ave. Turn Right onto Umstead Drive. Visitor's Parking is on the right. Follow Signs for Handicapped parking which is on the left.

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