North Carolina Regulations

The regulatory information listed below was verified by the NRC on September 21, 2015. Please be advised that the state may have modified the regulations since that time. Additional information and documents may also be found on the state's website.

North Carolina state documents regulating health and safety in child care. Effective/Revised Date
Chapter 110 General Statutes Child Care Facilities 7/2014
Chapter 110 General Statutes Child Care Facilities - Spanish 7/2014
Chapter 9 - Child Care Rules 8/1/2015
Section 2800 Sanitation of Child Care Centers 8/2/2007
Requirements for Family Child Care Home 7/1/2015
Requirements for Family Child Care Home - Spanish 7/1/2015
Chapter 10 - Subsidized Child Care Rules 3/1/2012
Please note: Some cities and/or counties in North Carolina have additional regulations. Please check with your city and county government for more information.

State Licensing Contact

Division of Child Development and Early Education
2201 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2201

Phone: (919) 527-6335 or (800) 859-0829 (in-state only)
Web Page:

State Early Learning Guidelines

Foundations: Early Learning Standards for North Carolina Preschoolers and Strategies for Guiding Their Success (2005)
Infant-Toddler Foundations (2008)

Other Links to State Child Care Contacts

Healthy Child Care America
State Child Care and Development Fund
Child Care and Development fund Tribal Plan for 2013-2015
State Child Care Resource and Referral Agency