Child Care

hild care facilities are inspected in accordance with 15A NCAC 18A .2800 “Rules Governing the Sanitation of Child Day Care Facilities”. Environmental Health Specialists inspect these facilities at least once every six months to ensure that basic sanitation standards are met. These standards include:

  • Proper hand washing and techniques
  • Approved water supply and wastewater disposal
  • Proper food-handling
  • Diaper changing
  • Approved storage of chemicals, medicines, and supplies
  • Safe and clean facilities

At the end of each inspection, the facility receives a sanitation classification of superior, approved, provisional, or disapproved. If a facility receives a provisional or disapproved classification, the operator and the Environmental Health Specialist will discuss a corrective action plan to correct the violations within a specific time frame before re-inspection.
Please visit the links above for more information on regulations and information pertaining to child care facilities. If you have any questions pertaining to child care facilities, contact the environmental health at (828) 649-9598.

N.C. Division of Child Development
The North Carolina Division of Child Development is responsible for licensing and monitoring child care facilities. Please click the link below for more information.
NC Division of Child Development –

Please click the link below for regulations governing the sanitation of child day care facilities.

Rules Governing the Sanitation of Child Day Care Facilities –