North Carolina has lost almost 5% of its licensed child care programs since the pandemic began

More licensed child care programs in North Carolina are closing their doors as the state approaches the expiration of pandemic-era stabilization funding. 

According to data provided by the NC Child Care Resource and Referral Council (CCR&R) in partnership with the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE), the state has experienced a net loss of almost 5% of programs since February 2020. …

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