Children ages 5 to 11 years old can receive a COVID-19 booster five months after the date of their most recent Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine dose.
On October 7, 2021, Governor Roy Cooper announced a historic, one-time federal $805 million investment in North Carolina’s early care and learning programs. This guide provides FAQs and other resources specifically for Family Child Care Homes.
Find the latest COVID-19 guidelines from the NC DHHS, adopted from the CDC, on quarantine and isolation for the general population.
Find the latest COVID-19 guidelines from the NC DHHS specific to child care.
Updated public health guidance for COVID-19.
A new Yale study found that child care programs in the United States that practiced child masking early in the COVID-19 pandemic (May-June 2020) experienced a 13% reduction in program closure within the following year, and continued child masking throughout the one-year study period was associated with a 14% reduction in program closure.
A new survey highlights the struggles North Carolina child care providers are facing as the state continues to recover from the pandemic. Many say they’re having a difficult time hiring and retaining qualified staff.
The pandemic has exposed the frailties and necessities of the state’s child care infrastructure. North Carolina is offering millions in federal aid to combat some of that.
These policies apply to licensed or regulated child care facilities for the months of April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December 2020. New information has also been added for March and April 2021 (subject to the availability of funding) related to: 1) Operational Grants to open providers 2) Subsidized Child Care program… Continue reading COVID-19 Child Care Payment Policies – Updated March 2021
Effective April 1, 2020, parents/caregivers who are essential workers and need financial assistance for child care can complete a COVID-19 Parent Application for Financial Assistance for Emergency Child Care (known as “Parent Application”). Families should submit the application to a child care provider that is approved to remain open and is accepting new enrollments from… Continue reading COVID-19 Guidance for Providers for Parent Application for Emergency Financial Assistance