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Developmental Day Center Program (DDC)

Purpose of Program
Developmental day funds are made available through the State Board of Education to assist in providing special education and related services to eligible children with disabilities who are placed in accredited development day centers by local education agencies.

Children Served
The program serves children with disabilities ages 3 through 21 in a developmental day center approved by the NC Department of Health and Human Services/Division of Child Development/Early Education.

Application Process 
The application is available to local education agencies in July. Applications are submitted annually to the Special Programs Section in the Exceptional Children Division. If a child remains in the developmental day center, the local education agency must submit an application each year the child continues in the placement.

Amount of Funds Per Child
See Per Child Allocations for program rate. The per child allocation is for ten months of special education and related services and includes a rate per child per year for educational supplies, materials and equipment. The amount per child is prorated based on the entry date of the child.



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