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North Carolina Technical Assistance Practitioner Competencies
Public Hearing on North Carolina’s Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)
NC Pre-Kindergarten Program Evaluation Results for the 2011/2012 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 2011–2012 evaluation study included information about charac¬teristics of the NC Pre-K Program statewide and observations of class room quality and teacher surveys in a random sample of 100 class rooms. The primary research questions addressed by this evaluation included:
To what extent were these results similar to past years under the More at Four Program?
NC Pre-Kindergarten Rule changes
NC Pre-Kindergarten Rule .3008 Formative Assessments became effective on March 1, 2013.
Phase-Out of DCDEE Print Publications / Retiración Progresiva de Publicaciones de Impresión de DCDEE
Print publications will no longer be sold by the Division of Child Development and Early Education. Child care center and family child care home handbooks, child care law and rulebooks for centers and homes, and Infant Toddler Foundations will be available online only. Read this memo in English and en Español for details about the change and links to the online publications.
Change to the NC Family Child Care Credential adds EDU 114 as a course to earn the credential certificate.
Read this flyer to learn how EDU 114 - Introduction to Family Childcare can now be used to qualify for the NC Family Child Care Credential (NCFCCC) certificate. You can apply for the NCFCCC certificate by completing the revised NC Credential Application (DCD.0168) which now includes EDU 114 as a course to earn the credential.
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