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  • Watch it Live! White House Summit on Early Education

    December 9, 2014

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    On Wednesday, December 10 the White House will host a Summit on Early Education – a convening of prominent business leaders, philanthropists, advocates, elected officials and members of the public committed to the expansion of high-quality early education opportunities for children across the country from birth through school entry. 8:25 AM Opening Remarks by Valerie Jarrett and Cecilia… Read more »

  • Deadlines to Implement Child Care & Development Block Grant Reauthorization

    December 3, 2014

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    On November 19, 2014, President Obama signed the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014 into law. It is the first time the program has been reauthorized in 18 years.  The law includes several new requirements, including health and safety requirements for child care providers, family-friendly eligibility policies, and transparent information about the child… Read more »

  • #GivingTuesday

    December 1, 2014

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    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

    Posted in News

    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

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    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

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    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 »