NCLCCA is hard at work in Raleigh with lawmakers and those who establish rules and regulations. Just a few of our accomplishments in recent years include:
Fought to stop Senate Bill 212 which would make it harder for childcare providers to find, hire and keep good lead teachers. The legislation would be a burden for lead teachers, delay teacher hiring and raise the already high child care costs for families!
We are the only organization who worked to ”Stop the Swipes!” with our efforts around SEEK!
We created a 4-hour initial Health and Safety training that was less time-intensive than the online ProSolutions option, saving centers at least 15 hours per staff member.
Had Early Educator Certification eliminated from law, preventing thousands of potential staff terminations down the road and saving providers the additional costs of CEUs.
We repeatedly raised concerns with DCDEE around Criminal Background Check delays, leading to the expedited online pilot and the emailing of qualification letters, saving centers 3+ weeks in delays and putting qualified teachers in classrooms sooner.
We pointed out delays with the online EPR template and an insufficient pool of trainers, leading to a one-year rule postponement that allowed necessary infrastructure to be ready.
We pointed out corrections needed for the “off-the-shelf” EPR training to align with NC’s rules, and identified an alternative that allowed staff to complete EPR training in one session rather than two, saving time and money.
We work to bring more “real world” conversations to the NC Child Care Commission table, so that the business side of child care can be understood.