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  • #GivingTuesday

    December 1, 2014

    Posted in News

    On December 2 2014 from 12:01 a.m. EST until 11:59 p.m., people all over the world will come together for a common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.  On Giving Tuesday we ask you to invest in lasting change for North Carolina’s young children by supporting the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation.  That’s our focus – to create a… Read more »

  • 500 Researchers, Including Many from NC, Call on Policymakers to Increase Early Childhood Investments

    November 13, 2014

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    A group of more than 500 researchers and academics from around the country released an open letter urging policymakers on all levels of government to support greater investments in high-quality early childhood education. The letter, released in conjunction with the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) and the First Five Years Fund (FFYF). The letter crystallizes an overwhelming body… Read more »

  • Child Care and Development Block Grant Poised for Reauthorization

    November 13, 2014

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    The U.S. Senate reconvened this week and one of the first items on its agenda is the reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant, S. 1086 (CCDBG) The legislation has been 18 years in the making – there hasn’t been a reauthorization since 1996. CCDBG provides funding to assist working poor families in affording child care and to… Read more »

  • White House Announces Summit on Early Education

    October 30, 2014

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    From the The White House Office of the Press Secretary WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, December 10, President Obama will host a White House Summit on Early Education. The Summit will bring together a broad coalition of philanthropic, business, education, advocacy and elected leaders, as well as other stakeholders who are committed to expanding access to high-quality… Read more »

  • Creating Alignment Across the Birth-to-Eight Continuum

    October 27, 2014

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    How do we best support children growing into successful learners when they experience widely varying environments during the most critical time of their brain development? A growing body of research underscores the importance of the years from birth to age eight as a critical and unique developmental period, in which the foundational architecture of the… Read more »

  • Book Harvest Celebrates Third Anniversary!

    October 22, 2014

    Posted in News

    Nearly 80% of Medicaid-eligible kids are not ready for kindergarten.  Book Harvest is a visionary group with a plan to change that statistic by providing families in Durham with valuable tools for student success: books.   

  • Are Child Care Rules Changing?

    October 6, 2014

    Posted in News

    Although the legislative session has ended, policymaking has not. The N.C. Child Care Commission has completed its review of all child care rules and regulations as required by legislation passed in 2013, The Periodic Review and Expiration of Rules. The Commission was required to classify each rule in one of three categories: “Necessary with substantive public interest,” meaning that the rule… Read more »

  • New North Carolina Poll Finds Major Support for Early Childhood Education! Bipartisan Support for Action at State, Federal Levels

    September 21, 2014

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    A new bipartisan North Carolina poll finds that North Carolina voters view early childhood education as a critical issue in the state and across the nation. Majorities of Democrats, Republicans and Independents support investments in early childhood programs in the state – including expanding access to Smart Start, Pre-K, teacher training and home visiting programs…. Read more »

  • A Must-Read Report! Accelerating Progress in Early Education

    September 8, 2014

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    If you are in the business of improving outcomes for young children, Beyond Subprime Learning: Accelerating Progress in Early Education is a must-read. Written by the New America Foundation, the report goes well beyond making the case for a seamless system for children birth through eight. It takes the refreshing approach that this is a given and outlines… Read more »

  • Back to School Twitter Action

    August 29, 2014

    Posted in News

    On September 10th, Americans will show their support for early child development programs and policies with a nationwide Twitter Action. Together, we can get early childhood trending on Twitter and demonstrate to policymakers that there is bipartisan public demand for greater investments in young children. Why participate? Demonstrating public support for an issue is essential… Read more »