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Licensed Provider Paid Holidays

DECCD will pay for up to 11 holidays for the period beginning October 1 through September 30. If the Governor allows days in addition to the list below in observance of a holiday, providers will be notified that they are also allowed these extra days. If the identified holiday falls on a weekend, the DECCD Director will designate weekdays to observe the holiday at their discretion.

The approved DECCD paid holidays for licensed centers are as follows:

  • January 1                          
    • New Year's Day
  • The Third Monday of January            
    • Robert E. Lee's Birthday and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
  • Spring (date varies annually)                        
    • Good Friday
  • The Last Monday of May                           
    • National Memorial Day and Jefferson Davis' Birthday
  • July 4                                                      
    • Independence Day
  • The First Monday of September                
    • Labor Day
  • November                      
    • Thanksgiving Day & the Friday after
  • December 24, 25
    • Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
  • December 31  
  • New Year’s Eve 

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