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  • Igniting the Power of Collaborative Action to Achieve a Bold Vision for NC’s Children

    November 10, 2015

    Posted in News

    The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) has spent the past several months talking to leaders – business, nonprofit, advocacy, government and philanthropic – across the state asking this question: What value can NCECF add to the state’s goal to improve outcomes for young children? What does NC need? The answers to these questions formed the… Read more »

  • Pre-K: Quality matters

    October 26, 2015

    Posted in News, Uncategorized

    Reprinted from Ed NC: It’s been an interesting month for prekindergarten. Three evaluations – one in Tennessee that received significant press attention, one in Utah that received much less coverage, and one in Georgia that received virtually no coverage outside of the state – highlight two important lessons: When it comes to preschool, quality matters… Read more »

  • Collaborative Funded to Address Summer Learning Loss

    October 22, 2015

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    Book Harvest, North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and First Book Form Partnership United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) is partnering with Book Harvest, the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and First Book in a new collaboration called Close the Gap to address summer learning loss in Durham. Summer learning loss widens the achievement gap… Read more »

  • New Bipartisan Poll Finds Investing In Early Childhood Education Is Top National Priority

    October 20, 2015

    Posted in News

    Results from a new bipartisan poll released today by the First Five Years Fund (FFYF), in partnership with the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCEF), find that voters of all parties share a top national priority: investing in early childhood education. “Support for early childhood education is strong – and growing stronger. This year’s poll… Read more »

  • National Autism Researcher and Education Policy Expert Join NCECF Board

    October 12, 2015

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    Raleigh—Dr. Geraldine Dawson, Director of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development and Heather Graham, Principal at Education First have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF). NCECF’s vision is that each North Carolina child has a strong foundation for lifelong success and reading proficiency, supported… Read more »

  • Building Young Brains: How My Infant Son Is Helping Me See Poverty in a New Light

    September 24, 2015

    Posted in News

    By Rob Thompson Nearly eight months ago, my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Henry. Among the many joys of being a father is watching Henry investigate and react to the world around him—he explores my face with his hands, he laughs at silly noises, and he is so attuned to every sound… Read more »

  • Social-Emotional and Behavioral Health and Development are the Foundations of Learning

    September 9, 2015

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    By Shantel Meek, PhD, Senior Policy Advisor for Early Childhood Development and Linda K. Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development Learning is a social process. From the first days of life, young children learn through socially interacting with the adults in their lives. Throughout infancy and early childhood, young children are sensitive to and… Read more »

  • Alert to Candidates: Cost and Quality of Child Care is a Cross-Cutting Issue

    August 20, 2015

    Posted in News

    In early August the Washington Post [1] reported, “More than three-quarters of mothers and half of fathers in the United States say they’ve passed up work opportunities, switched jobs or quit to tend to their kids, according to a new Washington Post poll.” While the questions were broad, a closer look at the responses underscores that finding… Read more »

  • We’ll Be There!

    August 10, 2015

    Posted in News

  • Legislators form pre-K caucus

    July 26, 2015

    Posted in News

    by Ferrel Guillory on July 24, 2015 Looking beyond the current legislative session, a bipartisan group of lawmakers met a few days ago to begin a process of exploring North Carolina’s needs in child care and early childhood education. “Early childhood education has potential that isn’t being reflected in today’s politics, and that has to… Read more »