Our What's New page tries to keep you up to date on various child care issues.  To read updates and information from previous months, visit the What's New Archive.
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What's New - November 2013
The Division of Child Development and Early Education is Relocating
The Division of Child Development and Early Education will be moving its Raleigh office to a new location on the Dorthea Dix Campus beginning in January 2014. Check back frequently for more information.
What's New - October 2013
NC Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grant
Transformation Zone Evaluation (NC RTT-ELC TZ Evaluation)
Applications will be accepted until 12:00 NOON Wednesday, November 20, 2013.
The Division of Child Development and Early Education seeks to contract to conduct an evaluation of the Early Learning Challenge Grant Transformation Zone.
Questions concerning the specifications or any information contained within this Request for Applications will be received in writing until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2013.
Responses to all questions received by the deadline will be posted to the Division of Child Development and
Early Education website (http://ncchildcare.nc.gov/) no later than Wednesday, October 23, 2013.
Responses to all questions received by the deadline are posted
What's New - September 2013
Tuberculin Shortage and Revised Recommendations
To be consistent with recommendations for all non-health related employees during the Tuberculin shortage, the state TB Controller/Medical Director has revised recommendations for administrative testing of Tuberculosis (TB). All individuals who work in child care facilities are required to go to their local health department or health care professional for a TB risk assessment to determine if a tuberculin skin test or other test is necessary. Instead of immediately requesting a TB test, individuals will now be required to answer a list of questions. If the responses given are negative, then the individual will be certified as not having tuberculosis in the communicable form. Certified individuals are not required to be tested any further for TB. Documentation of the certification must be maintained on file in the child care facility where the individual is employed. If individuals give positive answers on the risk assessment questionnaire, they would be required to receive further medical evaluation. For more details about the new recommendations for administrative testing of TB and the document to take to your health care professional, please use the linked memo-English memo-Español.
What's New - August 2013
2012-2013 Child Care Market Rate Study
Required by the federal Child Care and Development Fund block grant, this study was conducted by the Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services at NC State University. Surveys were sent to 7,222 regulated child care centers and family child care homes in the state. The study collected information needed to establish recommendations for payment rates for subsidized child care in North Carolina through the Subsidized Child Care Program.