North Carolina Child Care Coalition

If you live, work, or provide business or civic leadership in the community, you stand to benefit from the work of the Child Care Coalition. The Coalition works to coordinate, rather than duplicate, the efforts of the many groups working to enhance the quality of life for all our children and families. As a member, you will keep informed about child care issues.

Your participation in the Coalition will send a strong message that you care about children, their families and our future. A good beginning is what every child deserves.

  • Individuals with an interest in supporting and enhancing the quality of life for children and families.
    Businesses with an interest in work/family support initiatives.
  • Public policy makers responsible for a constituency of children and families.
  • Public regulatory agencies responsible for the health and safety of children.
  • Agencies, schools and other organizations that provide support, intervention and education services to children and families.
  • Agencies, centers and home day care providers who provide direct care to children.

Home-based Childcare Business

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Education

We educate through the planning and implementation of programs to educate families, the business community, and the general public concerning what quality means and how to achieve it. The Coalition sponsors the annual Week of the Young Child effort and co-sponsors discussions with the Business Committee. The Business Roundtable, a committee of the Child Care Coalition, is comprised of representatives from a number of corporations including tech companies, Charlotte SEO, and web design professionals. This committee has provided several workshops related to family-friendly personnel policy issues. They supported the Poster contest for three years.

Advocacy

We advocate through the support of a public policy that promotes quality in the care and education of children. The Coalition networks with other concerned organizations and promotes discussion with policymakers. One of the first collaborative efforts involved a forum on Quality Care. The Coalition invited community leaders, parents and policymakers to a child care center and after a reception, members presented a position paper on the importance of quality, highlighting: Quality, Salaries, Availability, Affordability, and Setting priorities.

Advocating for Children Together (ACT) project was designed to educate policymakers and the media about the issues surrounding quality early childhood care and education through site visits and information exchange at early childhood education and care facilities.

North Carolina Affordable Child Care

We communicate through partnerships with news media, business, civic, and public policy leadership and social service agencies. The Coalition promotes linkages among its membership through newsletters, membership meetings, and an opportunity to get involved.

What is the NC Child Care Coalition?

The Child Care Coalition is an organization of agencies and individuals working in partnership for advocacy and action to meet the needs of children and their families through quality programs and services.

Who can join the Child Care Coalition?

  • Individuals with an interest in supporting and enhancing the quality of life for children and families.
  • Businesses with an interest in work/family support initiatives.
  • Public policymakers are responsible for the constituency of children and families.
  • Public regulatory agencies are responsible for the health and safety of children.
  • Agencies, schools, and other organizations that provide support, intervention and education services to children and families.
  • Agencies, centers, and home daycare providers who provide direct care to children.

Why should I join the Coalition?

If you live, work, or provide business or civic leadership in a  community, you stand to benefit from the work of the Coalition. The Coalition works to coordinate, rather than duplicate, the efforts of the many groups working to enhance the quality of life for all our children and families. As a member, you will stay informed about child care issues.

Your participation in the Coalition will send a strong message that North Carolina cares about its children, their families, and our future. A good beginning is what every child deserves.

North Carolina Child Care Resources

NC DHHS: Division of Child Development and Early Education
ncchildcare.ncdhhs.gov
COVID-19 in North Carolina for Child Care; Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) NCDHHS, in coordination with federal, state, and local partners, is responding to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Learn More About NC’s Response Remote Learning Resources. Birth – 2 years, NC Pre-K/Pre-K, and K – 2nd Grade …

North Carolina – Child Care Criminal Background Check DHHS …
ncchildcarecbc.nc.gov
The North Carolina Child Care Law (General Statute 110-90.2) requires a criminal background check (CBC) to be conducted and a determination of fitness be made on all persons who work or provide child care in a licensed or regulated child care facility.

North Carolina announces child care hotline for parents in …
www.wect.com/2020/08/12/north-carolina-announces-child-care-hotline-parents-need-options
North Carolina announces child care hotline for parents in need of options Parents with children under the age of 12 in need of child care can now call the state child care hotline at 1-888-600-1685, which has been set up by the state to connect with options in their community.

North Carolina reports first death tied to child care …
www.wral.com/coronavirus/north-carolina-reports-first-death-tied-to-child-care-covid-19-cluster/19224019
Plymouth, N.C. — North Carolina has reported its first death tied to a coronavirus cluster in a child care setting. NBC Charlotte reports the state said a staff member at a child care facility …

NC DHHS: Child Care Provider Search
www.ncdhhs.gov/assistance/childrens-services/child-care-provider-search
Every child is special and unique and deserves the best start possible. Studies reveal that a high-quality child care program will help children become more ready for school which increases their chances to succeed. Research also indicates that employers benefit when their employees’ children are in quality child care arrangements.

NC Div of Child Development- Searching Resources in Child Care
ncchildcaresearch.dhhs.state.nc.us/search.asp
NC Div of Child Development- Searching Resources in Child Care. NC Div of Child Development- Searching Resources in Child Care … Summary of North Carolina Child Care Laws—–Star Rated License Information—– Local Child Care Resource & Referrals …

NCDHHS: Licensing
www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/social-services/child-welfare-services/licensing
North Carolina General Statute 131 D-10.3 requires that child-caring institutions, residential child-care facilities, group homes, maternity homes, child-placing agencies for adoption, child-placing agencies for foster care, and foster homes be licensed by the North Carolina Division of Social Services.

NC – Home – ProSolutions Training
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North Carolina’s Implementation. Child care rules effective October 1, 2017 require all child care providers who have direct responsibility for the care and oversight of children, including center administrators, and family child care home operators, to complete training in the listed content areas.

North Carolina  child support
www.ncchildsupport.com/ecoa
North Carolina Child Support Services are available to parents and/or nonparent caretakers of minor children. Services provided by North Carolina Child Support Services include location, the establishment of paternity, establishment or modifying of child support orders, enforcement of child support orders, collection and processing of child …

NC DHHS COVID-19: Child Care Providers
covid19.ncdhhs.gov/information/child-care/child-care-providers
Under Executive Order 163 North Carolina will enter Safer At Home Phase 2.5 beginning 5 p.m. Friday, September 4.. Child care facilities, day camps, and overnight camps are open with enhanced cleaning and screening requirements. Child care centers must follow the required NCDHHS procedures, available in the ChildCareStrongNC public health guidance (also in Spanish).

North Carolina – Child Care Aware® of America
www.childcareaware.org/state/north-carolina
Child care providers earn a rating when they meet quality standards. These ratings can help families choose quality care and can assist child care providers to improve and communicate their quality. Phone: 1(800) 859-0829 (in-state only) Website . ECE Shared Resources North Carolina

PDF Summary of the North Carolina Child Care Law and Rule for …
www.cms.k12.nc.us/cmsdepartments/asep/Documents/Summary%20of%20North%20Carolina%20Child%20Care%20Laws%20June%202019.pdf
The North Carolina Child Care Commission is responsible for adopting rules to carry out the law. Some counties and cities in North Carolina also have local zoning requirements for child care programs. Child Care Centers Licensing as a center is required when six or more children are cared for in a

North Carolina Families Can Call This Hotline for Child …
power98fm.com/2020/08/12/north-carolina-families-can-call-this-hotline-for-child-care-help
Our North Carolina government realized that people are starting to go back to work which means safe child care may be needed for some families. Thankfully, a child care hotline is now available to help families with school-age children and finding care.

North Carolina child care facilities face higher demand …
www.thecentersquare.com/north_carolina/north-carolina-child-care-facilities-face-higher-demand-regulation-obstacles-during-remote-learning/article_91a46c2c-ebd1-11ea-914f-efdc7cb4b426.html
(The Center Square) – Remote learning in North Carolina public schools has created a greater demand for child care in the state, but some parents are running out of options. With brick-and-mortar schools closed, working parents struggling to establish a stable learning environment for their children are turning to child care facilities for help.

CCR&R Council | North Carolina Child Care Resources …
childcarerrnc.org
The NC Child Care Resource and Referral Council (Child Care Resources Inc., Child Care Services Association, and Southwestern Child Development Commission) provide management and oversight of the Regional Lead Agencies to ensure the delivery of high-quality CCR&R Core Services and access to special initiatives statewide.

NC Child | The Voice for North Carolina’s Children
ncchild.org
NC Child is pivoting to focus on the immediate needs of children and families during this public health crisis. Every child deserves to be safe, healthy, educated and living in a financially secure family and community.

NC Gov. Cooper: Child Care Hotline Available To Help …
governor.nc.gov/news/child-care-hotline-available-help-families-school-age-children-find-care
The hotline is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is a collaboration of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and the North Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) network. Care will be offered by licensed child care providers who agree to meet NCDHHS health and safety guidelines.

Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
www.nutritionnc.com/snp
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program that is administered and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The purpose of the program is to ensure that eligible children and adults who attend qualifying non-residential care facilities receive nutritiously…

NC DHHS COVID-19: Outbreaks and Clusters
covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard/outbreaks-and-clusters
NC Department of Health and Human Services 2001 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-2000 Customer Service Center: 1-800-662-7030 For COVID-19 questions call 2-1-1

PDF Child Care Regulations in North Carolina
download.militaryonesource.mil/12038/MOS/Articles/NorthCarolina_childcare.pdf
child abuse or neglect to the state or to police. To report suspected child abuse in child care, contact the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development by calling 919-733-7831. North Carolina’s five-star-rating licensing system Effective September 1, 2000, the North Carolina Division of Child Development

Black child care workers in North Carolina demand support …
www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/8/26/1972526/-Black-child-care-workers-in-North-Carolina-demand-support-from-lawmakers
Black child care and early childhood education workers from across North Carolina gathered Tuesday for a digital town hall demanding dignity, respect, and the passage of “robust child care …

NC.gov: North Carolina COVID-19 Information Hub
www.nc.gov/covid19
Community Help. Gov. Roy Cooper has announced $175 million to assist North Carolinians with rental and utility payment support.. Information about how to apply will be available once the programs have launched in the coming weeks. Families and caregivers in need of child care for children up to age 12 can call the child care hotline at 1-888-600-1685 to be connected directly to care options in …

PDF Washing Your Hands – North Carolina Child Care Health and …
healthychildcare.unc.edu/files/2018/09/Child-Handwashing-Poster-Eng-Sp.pdf
North Carolina Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center • 1.800.367.2229 • www.healthychildcarenc.org NC Sanitation Rule 15A NCAC 18A .2803 (b), 2815 (e), Caring for Our Children, 3rd Edition 3.2.2.1, 3.2.2.2 Posters developed in cooperation with the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education 1.Turn on the warm water.

Day Care and Child Care Centers For Sale in North Carolina …
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View 21 North Carolina Day Care and Child Care Centers for sale on LoopNet.com. Search LoopNet for Day Care and Child Care Centers for sale in North Carolina and other locations.

North Carolina Child Care – Care.com
www.care.com/child-care/nc
Find help in North Carolina for your children, pets, elderly parents, home, and lifestyle. Child Care in your city.

Posters | NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center
healthychildcare.unc.edu/resources/posters
Order Posters. These posters designed to improve health and safety practices in early care and education programs align with National Health and Safety Performance Standards and North Carolina Child Care Rules and Regulations and are available for download by clicking on the image.. Hard-copy posters can be ordered by North Carolina early care and education programs free of cost.

Coronavirus Today – September 3 – North Carolina Health News
www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2020/09/03/coronavirus-today-sep-3
Child care without emergency background checks? North Carolina lawmakers approved a $1.1 billion COVID-19 relief package on Thursday that now awaits the governor’s review. The plan did not include some items in the governor’s spending proposal, which called for giving bonuses to teachers, public school staff, and educators at the community …

North Carolina Day Care and Child Care Centers For Sale …
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Browse through North Carolina Day Care and Child Care Centers available for sale on BizBuySell. Find your ideal North Carolina Daycare, Babysitter Service business, or other North Carolina Day Care and Child Care Center business opportunity today!

Child care centers across NC seeking additional help as …
www.cbs17.com/news/north-carolina-news/state-child-care-centers-seeking-additional-help-as-enrollment-drops-amid-pandemic
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Operators of child care centers across North Carolina told legislators Thursday they need additional help from the state as enrollment has dropped significantly amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “We still need more financial support or we risk many more childcare programs having to close permanently because they can’t continue to pay the […]