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  • We’re Hiring

    June 16, 2016

    Posted in News

    The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation is hiring a Policy and Practice Leader. The Policy and Practice Leader r is responsible for supporting government agency, foundation, legislative, nonprofit, business and community leaders in aligning policies and advancing coordinated strategies that are proven to make progress on shared birth-to-eight measures of success. This is a new position…. Read more »

  • Parent Perspectives on Summer Reading

    June 12, 2016

    Posted in News

    Parents have big dreams for their children, and they see education as playing a central role in achieving those dreams. At the same time, they have a lot to say about who they trust and what they need to support their children’s learning. One focus group participant put it this way. “Let’s just say I… Read more »

  • Meet Our Summer Fellow, Courtesy of the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation

    June 9, 2016

    Posted in News

    Thanks to the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Fellowship Program, Seth Saeugling, a 2016 fellow, will be working with NCECF this summer. The Fellowship Program invests in emerging leaders. Seth is a terrific match for us, given his passion for education and early learning. Seth began his teaching career at Warren County High School in NC… Read more »

  • High Quality Early Care and Education is Child Maltreatment Prevention

    June 3, 2016

    Posted in News

    By Shannon Rudisill, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development and Melissa Lim Brodowski, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development  As ACF celebrates its 25th anniversary, we reflect on a collaboration that has been in place for more than a decade across the Office of Head Start (OHS),… Read more »

  • Register to Attend 2016 ICS Early Childhood Research Symposium

    June 2, 2016

    Posted in News

    The Symposium is a forum for the presentation and discussion of recent research in early childhood health, education, systems, and policy. Event details are updated regularly at icsresearchsymposium.org.

  • High Quality Child Care in NC Did Not Happen by Chance

    May 31, 2016

    Posted in News

    Reprinted with permission from Ed NC. By Sue Russell, Executive Director T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center Good public policy can improve outcomes for children. That’s the lesson of Ed NC’s May Consider it Mapped of quality child care centers and homes by county. Unlike housing stability and school safety, the distribution of lower quality child care… Read more »

  • Unlocking Local Dollars for Early Childhood

    April 13, 2016

    Posted in News, Press Release

    Raleigh, North Carolina. April 14, 2016 – A new toolkit is available for NC communities interested in investing in children’s early years. Local Funding for Early Learning: A North Carolina Community Toolkit, details funding mechanisms that could be implemented at the local level to expand early childhood investments. In North Carolina, early childhood investments have… Read more »

  • Input Needed for NC’s Every Student Succeeds Act State Plan

    April 11, 2016

    Posted in News

    The Every Student Succeeds Act provides new opportunities for birth through third grade alignment and funding. Educators, parents, students and other stakeholders of North Carolina’s public schools are invited to attend six public comment sessions scheduled for April and May across the state. Public input is being sought by the NC Department of Public Instruction… Read more »

  • Moore County Honored as a Pacesetter for Early Literacy Work

    April 6, 2016

    Posted in News, Press Release

    Southern Pines, North Carolina  – April 7, 2016 – Southern Pines Grows Great Readers, now known as the Moore County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, is being honored as a Pacesetter by the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for making measurable progress on eliminating barriers faced by children from low-income families on the path to becoming… Read more »

  • NC Legislators Recognized for Early Education Leadership

    April 6, 2016

    Posted in News

    The NC Child Care Coalition recognized five legislators for their leadership and advocacy for early childhood education at its 4th Annual Early Education Forum, April 6, 2016 at the McKimmon Center. Over 160 early education professionals, teachers, business leaders, and elected officials attended the event that focused on issues facing the early education teaching workforce…. Read more »