Child Care Stabilization Grants

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.

New Yale Study Finds Masking in Child Care Programs Minimizes Closings

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.

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Survey Finds NC Child Care Programs Face Critical Staffing Shortages

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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.

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An $805 Million Investment in NC Child Care Amid Covid

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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.

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COVID-19 Guidance for Providers for Parent Application for Emergency Financial Assistance

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