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  • What Works to Support Families?

    January 16, 2018

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    The What Works for Third Grade Reading: Family Supports working paper considers why formal and informal family supports matter for children’s third grade reading proficiency, outlines the connection with other factors that impact early literacy, and highlights options that have been shown to support families. The resource is one of 12 working papers that offer research-based policy, practice… Read more »

  • Family Forward NC

    January 8, 2018

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    We’re Business Smart. Family Friendly. Future Ready There are only a few days to register for the 2018 Institute for Emerging Issues Forum –kidonomics: Investing Early in Our Future. Registration closes Friday, January 19th. Join us in Raleigh on the first day of the Forum – February 5th – to learn about a new initiative… Read more »

  • Community Leaders from Guilford, Transylvania and Watauga Learn about Local Financing for Early Learning

    January 7, 2018

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    On December 15, 2017, the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) hosted a day-long training on local financing for early learning with our partner the NC Budget and Tax Center.  Thirty community leaders – elected officials, Chamber and business leaders, local Smart Starts and philanthropists – from Guilford, Transylvania and Watauga counties spent the day… Read more »

  • State Agencies to Develop and Implement Vision for Early Childhood; Report Highlights Pathways to Grade Level Reading Initiative

    January 3, 2018

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    A cross-state-agency planning team featured the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading initiative when they reported to the NC General Assembly this week on how to develop and implement a statewide vision for early childhood. The team recommended that “North Carolina continue the work initiated and led over the past two years by the NC Pathways… Read more »

  • What Works for Parent and Child Interactions?

    January 2, 2018

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    What Works for Third Grade Reading: Parent and Child Interactions considers why regular, loving, back and forth interactions between young children and their parents matter for third grade reading proficiency, outlines the connection with other factors that impact early literacy, and highlights options that have been shown to improve the frequency and quality of healthy… Read more »

  • Early Childhood in Rural North Carolina

    January 1, 2018

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    NCECF was excited to partner with the NC Rural Health Leadership Alliance on a report, released by the Alliance’s workgroup on Early Childhood, examining how outcomes for children in rural and non-rural communities differ on key Pathways to Grade Level Reading measures of success. Early Childhood in Rural North Carolina: Assessing Rural Communities on Pathways to Grade… Read more »

  • More than 1,000 organizations urge Congress to extend CHIP

    December 29, 2017

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    We joined more than 1,000 organizations that signed onto a letter urging Congress to immediately enact a five-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Funding for CHIP expired on September 30, 2017. This is the first time in the program’s history that Congress has allowed funding to expire. CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to… Read more »

  • North Carolina Joins Results First Initiative

    December 21, 2017

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    NC to enhance use of data to invest in evidence-based programs for child and family health (Press Release) Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina will join the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, focused on investing taxpayer dollars wisely in programs and policies that are proven to work. “We can find common ground by using the best… Read more »

  • What Do Voters Understand about Young Children’s Emotional Development?

    December 20, 2017

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    American voters understand the importance of the early years in building a strong foundation for life success, and support public investment in supporting young children’s healthy social-emotional development, according to a national survey released by ZERO TO THREE and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Voters’ Attitudes Toward Emotional Development in Young Children and Infants highlights… Read more »

  • Raising Parent Voice to Guide Early Childhood Policy

    December 13, 2017

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    A new report synthesizes the voices of more than 2,000 North Carolina parents and identifies themes around what helps and hinders them as they support their young children’s healthy development. Not About Me, Without Me: Raising Parent Voice to Guide Early Childhood Policy is a meta-analysis of 18 parent surveys, focus groups, and meetings from… Read more »