Child Care centers are licensed by the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE). You can search for child care centers, obtain licensing and star rating information and view DCDEE visit history on their website. Local Environmental Health Specialists review plans, make pre-opening visits and conduct semi-annual inspections to ensure child care centers are in compliance with sanitation and construction requirements of the Rules Governing the Sanitation of Child Care Centers. Based on the findings of the inspection, a sanitation classification of superior, approved, provision or disapproved is issued and posted in a conspicuous place within the center. Previous inspections are available for review on our Inspection Scores page.