North Carolina Drop-In / Short-Term Child Care
Did you know that drop-in/short-term child care programs are required by North Carolina child care law (G.S. 110-86(2)(d)(d1) to register and post a notice stating that they are not regulated by the State?
Do you operate or know a program that meets the definition of drop-in/short-term child care?
Drop-in/short term child care programs operate:
While parents participate in activities that are not employment related
(running errands or leisure activities)
Such programs could include, but are not limited to child care provided in:
Health Clubs or Health Spas
If you operate or know a program that meets the above definition(s) the registration process should be initiated as soon as possible.
Employers may offer drop-in/short term child care for their part-time employees if the following are all true:
The child does not receive care for more than 2 and a half hours
during that day
Please call the Division of Child Development's hotline # at 1-800-859-0829 and ask to speak with a customer service representative if you need a registration application or think you know a program that needs to be registered with the state.