Medication Safety Tips for Families

Each year, about 50,000 children under age 5 go to emergency departments for poisoning after getting ahold of medicine. When you need them, medicines can improve lives and even save them. But too much of any medicine can be deadly for a toddler, child or teenager. Learn more on

An $805 Million Investment in NC Child Care Amid Covid

Young children enjoying in the playroom

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.


Food & Nutrition Service for FCCHs

Happy infant baby sits in a child's chair eating first meal.Mom feeds baby.

CACFP provides nutritious meals and snacks to infants and children as a regular part of their day care. A variety of public or private nonprofit child care centers, Head Start programs, outside-school-hours care centers, and other institutions which are licensed or approved to provide day care services participate in CACFP. For-profit centers that serve lower… Continue reading Food & Nutrition Service for FCCHs