Child Care, Schools, Camps and Lead Poisoning Prevention

Inspection Scores

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Environmental Health Staff work to help ensure a healthy and safe environment for children in Brunswick County through plan review, inspections and investigations in the following programs:

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Child Care Centers

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 a posted in a conspicuous place within the center.  Previous inspections are available for review on our Inspection Scores page.

Resources for Child Care Operators and Consumers

 

School Buildings

Environmental Health Specialists conduct annual sanitation inspections of school buildings to determine compliance with the N.C. Rules Governing the Sanitation of Public, Private and Religious Schools.  Building sanitation inspections address the condition and cleanliness for all areas of the school and premises, the water supply and wastewater/solid waste disposal.

An inspection report and sanitation classification are issued following the building inspection but a grade card is not posted.  Previous inspections are available for review on our Inspection Scores page.

School Building Resources

Summer Camps

Summer Camps include establishments which provide food or lodging accommodations for groups of children or adults engaged in organized recreational or educational programs.  This term also includes day camps, church assemblies, and retreats.  Environmental Health Specialists conduct plan review, permitting and sanitation inspections to ensure the camp buildings, equipment, water supply system, sewage disposal system, swimming facilities, solid waste disposal and insect and rodent control measures are in compliance with the N.C. Rules Governing the Sanitation of Summer Camps.  Following each sanitation inspection, a grade card is posted in a conspicuous place where the public may readily observe it upon entering the facility.

Resident Camps include camping establishments which provide food and overnight lodging accommodations for 72 consecutive hours or more per week at a permanent base of operations for groups of children or adults engaged in organized recreational or educational programs and that have a permanent connection to a public electrical service provider.  Programs are operated and staffed by the camp and supervision of individual campers is a camp responsibility.  Plan review, permitting and sanitation inspections are conducted to ensure the camp buildings, equipment, water supply system, sewage disposal system, swimming facilities, solid waste disposal and insect and rodent control measures are in compliance with the N.C. Rules Governing the Sanitation of Resident Camps.  Following each sanitation inspection, a grade card is posted in a conspicuous place where the public may readily observe it upon entering the facility.  Operators of Resident Camps must apply for an annual permit at least 45 days prior to the scheduled opening session.

Primitive Experience Camps include those camps not served by any public electrical service providers and that provide food and overnight lodging accommodations for 72 consecutive hours or more per week at or from a permanent base camp for groups of children or adults engaged in overnight
organized recreational or educational programs.  Programs are operated and staffed by the camp and supervision of individual campers is a camp responsibility.  Plan review, permitting and sanitation inspections are conducted to ensure the base camp buildings, equipment, water supply system, sewage disposal system, swimming facilities, solid waste disposal and insect and rodent control measures are in compliance with the N.C. Rules Governing the Sanitation of Primitive Camps.  Primitive experience camps may conduct cookouts, overnight trips or similar primitive camping activities away from base camp.  Written procedures regarding sanitation standards for food, drinking water, utensils/equipment, waste disposal and handwashing during these activities must be posted or made readily available for review during the inspection.  Following each sanitation inspection, a grade card is posted in a conspicuous place where the public may readily observe it upon entering the facility. Operators of Resident Camps must apply for an annual permit at least 45 days prior to the scheduled opening session.

Child Lead Poisoning

The N.C. Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) coordinates clinical and environmental services aimed at eliminating childhood lead poisoning.  Environmental Health Specialists in Brunswick County work closely with staff from the CLPPP to identify and eliminate lead poisoning hazards in homes and buildings occupied by children less than 6 years of age with elevated blood lead levels and/or confirmed lead poisoning or where conditions which could present a lead poisoning hazard to children exist.

 

Resources for Lead Poisoning Prevention

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Contact

25 COURTHOUSE DRIVE
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(910) 253-2150
env-health@brunswickcountync.gov
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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