Child Care Commission Information
Developmental Day Service
Public Hearing February 4, 2010
The NC Child Care Commission is proposing to adopt rules regarding Developmental Day Services. During the 2009 Legislative Session, the NC General Assembly passed H 1046, which transferred the rule-making authority from the Commission for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services to the NC Child Care Commission. In accordance with G.S. 110-88(14), the NC Child Care Commission is proposing to adopt rules for certified Developmental Day Centers, and for child care centers that are requesting to be certified as a Developmental Day Center.
In addition, the Commission intends to amend rule .2318 which will make the retention schedule for Family Child Care Homes consistent with the schedule for Child Care Centers. These amendments will simplify the record retention time periods by reducing the number of different retention rules, and will combine all retention schedules into one rule.
Outdoor Activities and Quality School Age Care
Public Hearing November 5, 2009
The NC Child Care Commission is proposing rule changes in the areas of children's health and nutrition, enriching outdoor activities and quality school-age care, based on research reviewed on outdoor learning environments, quality activities for school-age care, and preventing obesity in young children. Other changes are reformatting or a change in placement of existing rules that are already being followed and enforced.
The Commission will repeal rules in Section .2800 that pertain to the three component Star Rated License System. In the 2005 Legislative Session a bill was passed to make improvements to NC's Star Rated License System. In the past, Star Ratings of 2 to 5 Stars were determined based on a program's compliance history, education standards, and programs standards. Under the new system and in accordance to G.S. 110-90(4) a minimum compliance history is now required and the Star Ratings are based on education and program standards. All programs have now transitioned to the two component system and the two component rules are currently being followed, therefore, rules referencing the three component system are no longer needed and will be repealed.
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