Child Development and Early Education Licensing Information Family Child Care Home (FCCH)FCCH application processFCCH Basic Information for Potential ProvidersFamily Child Care Home Packet Child Care Center (CCC)CCC application processBasic Information for Potential ProvidersFacility Profile Application (Only)Drop-In/Short-Term Child CarePre-Licensing Workshops Schedule and ApplicationLead Child Care Consultants Contact Information Summer Day CampSummer Day Camp InformationSummer Day Camp Application PacketSummer Day Camp FAQs 3 Year Rated License Assessment PackeChild Care Center (CCC)Family Child Care Home (FCCH) Annual Compliance Fire Inspection PacketFire Inspection (Annual Compliance Visit) Packet In-Service Training InformationIn-Service Training FAQsDistance Learning Approval ChartBe a Smart Consumer of Child Care TrainingNon-Exempt Training Information Early Educator Support, Licensure and Professional Development (EESLPD) Office The Early Educator Support, Licensure and Professional Development (EESLPD) Office administers three programs: Beginning Teacher Support Lateral Entry Teacher Support Licensure Renewal These programs support Early Childhood Lead teachers at each level of the licensure The North Carolina Birth-through-Kindergarten License The North Carolina Birth-through-Kindergarten degree and license prepares early childhood educators to work with young children, from birth through age five years. This includes children with and without disabilities, and at-risk children. The pre-service process requires coursework and a student teaching/internship to qualify for a NC Educator's Standard Professional I license issued by the NC State Board of Education. The in-service process requires three years of induction or beginning teacher support and formal teacher evaluations. This results in a professional development plan and leads to a North Carolina Birth-through-Kindergarten Standard Professional II license. EESLPD Office ContactsCounty/Regional Map and Staff Contacts General Information and OverviewRequirements of NC Pre-K Teachers with Lateral Entry, BK I or II LicensureGlossaryFrequently Asked Questions - GeneralEnrollment and Change Form Information for Teachers EESLPD Office Teacher ManualTable of Contents Section 1 - Purpose and IntroductionEnrollment and Change FormNC BK Teacher Education Standards Section 2 - Steps Toward Professional Growth Section 3 - All About LicensureGlossaryTracks to LicensureTeacher Licensure - NC Pre-K Teachers/Nonpublic Schools Required Documents for Teacher LicensureRequirements for EESLPD Office Teachers with LE, BK I, II, Orientation, PD & OtherApproved North Carolina Universities/Colleges with BK Licensure Programs Section 4 - Professional Development (PD) RequirementsActivities for Teachers Waiting for ServicesAnnual Professional Development Log Section 5 - Becoming a Reflective Professional EducatorNC Foundations for Early Learning and DevelopmentNC Child Care Rule .3000: NC PRE-KApproved Curricula and Formative Assessments Section 6 - Tools for the NC Educator Evaluation SystemEvaluation Resource Manual Section 7 - Helpful ResourcesEESLPD: Frequently Asked QuestionsNational Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)Division for Early Childhood (DEC) Information for NC Pre-K Contractors and Site AdministratorsChecklist for Determining Eligibility of Nonpublic Early Education TeachersNC Pre-K Teacher Annual CalendarEnrollment and Change FormGlossaryFrequently Asked Questions - General Information for MentorsCriteria for Mentors and EvaluatorsMentor/Evaluator ApplicationMentor StandardsGlossaryFrequently Asked Questions - GeneralEvaluation Resource Manual Information for EvaluatorsGlossaryFrequently Asked Questions - GeneralEvaluation Resource Manual Professional Development and Training Early Childhood Educators enrolled with the EESLPD Office are required to align their instruction with NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development. Development and Training DocumentsNorth Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and DevelopmentFoundations for FamilyFoundations for PreschoolersGeneric Instructions to join WebinarsTeacher-Site Administrator PD CalendarAttendance Roster FormChecklist for Recording PD Annual License Fee The Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) assesses an annual license fee to active child care providers in accordance with G.S. 110-90(1a). Child care facilities owned by public universities, community colleges or local public school systems do not require assessment. . Facilities operating with a Notice of Compliance (G.S. 110-106) instead of a star-rated license are not assessed this annual fee. Failure to pay your Annual License Fee on time may result in administrative action, up to and including revocation of your child care license. FAQ's for Annual License Fees Payment Options Online Payment: PayPoint. Check or Money Order: DHHS Controller's Office, Attn: Accounts Receivable 2025 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-2025Payment must include your license number Annual License Fee Invoice Amounts Family Child Care Homes: $52.00 Centers (capacity of 0-12): $52.00 Centers (capacity of 13-50): $187.00 Centers (capacity of 51-100): $375.00 Centers (capacity of 101+): $600.00 Regulated Child Care Caregivers who care for two or more (unrelated) children for more than four hours a day might need to be licensed. Licensure exemptions include: Recreational programs operated for less than four consecutive months in a year Specialized activities or instruction, or organized clubs for children Drop-in or short-term care provided while parents participate in activities that are not employment related and where the parents are on the premises or otherwise easily accessible Public Schools Nonpublic schools accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools that operate a child care facility for less than six and one-half hours per day Vacation Bible Schools Centers and Homes located on federal property over which the federal government has control Cooperative arrangements among parents to provide care for their own children as a convenience rather than for employment Obtaining a License Application/forms will vary based on the type of child care you wish to offer. To provide care in your home for a maximum of five preschool children, or up to eight children if at least three are school-aged, follow the Family Child Care Home application process To provide care for more than five preschool children, follow the Child Care Centers application process Child Care Center Application Process If you have questions or concerns related to the application process, contact the Division of Child Development and Early Education by calling our toll-free number 800.859.0829 (in-state calls only) or 919.662.4499. Review the Basic Information for Potential Providers Booklet. Register to attend a Prelicensing Workshop. Attendance at a Prelicensing Workshop is required for anyone interested in opening a Child Care Center. At the Prelicensing Workshop, you will receive the name and phone number of the Lead Child Care Consultant in your area. Your Lead Child Care Consultant will schedule several prelicensing visits with you to talk about the specific licensing requirements for your center and to assist you in completing the application forms. Refer to the Prelicensing Guide to assist you with next steps. Once it is determined that all applicable requirements have been met, the license will be issued. Family Child Care Home Application Process If you have questions, contact the Division of Child Development and Early Education. Phone: 919-662-4499Toll Free: 800-859-0829 (in-state calls only) Review the Family Child Care Home Packet. Complete the application form and mail it to: Regulatory Services 2201 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-2201 Your consultant will contact you within two weeks of receiving your application to arrange a time to visit your home and complete the application process. The operator of the Family Child Care Home, as well as any employees, must complete the Criminal Record Background Check. New Family Child Care Home providers must ensure that all household members over the age of 15 who are present while children are in care also complete a Criminal Record Background Check. Many local resource and referral agencies offer family child care home pre-licensing workshops. Contact your local resource and referral agency to find out their schedule of upcoming workshops.