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Catch up with NCECF Executive Director Tracy Zimmerman on Recent Early Childhood Initiatives

Posted March 31, 2018 in News

Did you know that 70 percent of employers in North Carolina understand that family-friendly workplace policies are important, both for children’s healthy development and for their own bottom lines? And that half are looking to expand their family-friendly policies in the next few years?

Check out this 10-minute NC Policy Watch interview with NC Early Childhood Foundation Executive Director Tracy Zimmerman for a quick and informative overview of:

  • NCECF’s mission and the strategies we use to help build a better birth through third grade early childhood system in North Carolina
  • Why we focus on the first eight years
  • The NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading initiative to improve third grade reading outcomes and children’s overall well-being
  • The Family Forward NC Initiative, which considers how corporate policy on workplace supports can impact children’s and families’ healthy development while also benefitting businesses.