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  • NC Leads in Offering Full-Day Kindergarten

    February 26, 2014

    Posted in News

    “The notion that our country has a PreK-12 education system is a misconception; what we really have is a 1st-12th grade system of education. Neither pre-K nor kindergarten are fully woven into public education and are often treated as add-ons or afterthoughts.” So begins a new report The New America Foundation, Lessons for the Nation… Read more »

  • NC Leaders Share Expertise with NCECF

    February 24, 2014

    Posted in News

    We were incredibly honored that more than thirty of North Carolina’s distinguished business, philanthropic, and civic leaders agreed to share their expertise with us through our Blue Ribbon Committee. In January 2014, more that 25 leaders met to provide input into the Foundation’s core principles and strategies and suggest other leaders we should engage that… Read more »

  • NC Children Not Reading Proficiently

    January 28, 2014

    Posted in News, Press Release

    RALEIGH – A new KIDS COUNT data snapshot finds that that 65 percent of children in North Carolina are not reading proficiently by the time they reach fourth grade – a key predictor of a student’s future educational and economic success. If this trend continues, North Carolina will not have enough skilled workers for an… Read more »

  • A Billion Dollars For Early Ed

    January 24, 2014

    Posted in News

    With more than a $1 billion increase in funding, early care and learning was a big winner in in the spending deal announced last night by House and Senate budget writers. The headlines tell the story: A Big Funding Win for Early Childhood (NAEYC) A Billion Dollar Boost for Child Care and Early Learning (CLASP) A Step Forward… Read more »

  • Soft Skills Best College Major

    January 8, 2014

    Posted in News

    Somehow the ability to communicate, get along with others, control emotions, self-motivate, think creatively and solve problems have come to be known as “soft skills” – a term that makes them sound nice, but unnecessary. Yet, all you have to do is interact with someone who lacks these skills to know how critical they are!… Read more »

  • Would NC Retain Half of its Third Graders?

    November 16, 2013

    Posted in News

    The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation has its first op-ed in today’s News and Observer. It poses the question: Would North Carolina retain more than half of its third-graders – the equivalent of all students in Durham, Orange, Chatham and Lee County schools – at a price tag of more than half of a billion dollars? Probably not, but… Read more »