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  • ZERO TO THREE Launches Think Babies Campaign in North Carolina

    March 6, 2018

    Posted in News

    ZERO TO THREE’s Think BabiesTM campaign is expanding its reach in 2018, collaborating with leading children’s advocacy organizations in six states, including North Carolina. Think Babies is increasing awareness about what babies and families need to thrive. Key campaign priorities include: quality, affordable child care; time for parents to bond with their babies; healthy emotional development; and strong… Read more »

  • We Can Meet the Need for High-Quality, Affordable Early Care and Education

    March 2, 2018

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    Imagine if every family in the nation had the option to send their child to a high-quality, affordable early care and education program. A much-anticipated report outlines a plan that would make that happen. The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Committee on Financing Early Care and Education with a Highly-Qualified Workforce says the… Read more »

  • Webinar: Parents as Consumers – How and Why Parents Make Choices about Early Childhood Development

    March 1, 2018

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    We are excited to partner with the Trust for Learning to share groundbreaking research that did something revolutionary—ask parents what they’re looking for in early childhood programs instead of assuming we already know. What they learned was perhaps just as revolutionary for us as advocates and practitioners—parents are not only engaged in their children’s education… Read more »

  • Choosing the Most Promising Early Literacy Interventions

    February 22, 2018

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    How do you determine which early literacy programs and practices can best improve outcomes for young children? If you’re Munro Richardson, you spend more than 1,000 hours reviewing the research! Munro Richardson, Executive Director of Read Charlotte, is tasked with a bold goal – doubling the number of children reading at grade-level by third grade… Read more »

  • NC State Board of Education Establishes Definition of Chronic Absenteeism

    February 21, 2018

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    The NC State Board of Education has established a standard definition of chronic absenteeism to be used in public schools across the state. The Board’s definition is consistent with guidance shared by the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) and the national organization Attendance Works to define chronic absence as missing more than 10 percent… Read more »

  • Foundations Invest in NC Early Childhood Foundation to Support Children’s Success

    February 20, 2018

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    The Goodnight Educational Foundation and Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation are investing in the NC Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) to advance its vision that each North Carolina child has a strong foundation for lifelong health, education and well-being supported by a premiere birth-to-age-eight system. NCECF received: A one-year grant of $85,000 from The Z. Smith Reynolds… Read more »

  • What Works to Keep Children Safe at Home?

    February 20, 2018

    Posted in News

    The What Works for Third Grade Reading: Safe at Home working paper considers why reducing child abuse and neglect matters for third grade reading proficiency, outlines the connection with other factors that impact early literacy, and highlights options that have been shown to keep young children safe at home. Children’s brains are built from the bottom… Read more »

  • NC Governor Names Early Childhood Advisory Council

    February 19, 2018

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    Gov. Cooper issued an executive order to reauthorize North Carolina’s council. Federal law requires each state to establish an early childhood advisory council. North Carolina’s Early Childhood Advisory Council provides leadership in the development of a premiere early learning and development system for children birth to age 8. NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading (Pathways) is included in… Read more »

  • Food Assistance Reduces Number of Children Living in Poverty

    February 18, 2018

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    Food assistance does more than help ensure that children don’t go hungry; it reduces the number of children living in poverty, according to a new report by The Urban Institute. That’s because when families receive support from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) they are more likely to have resources available to meet other basic… Read more »

  • NC Class Size Fix includes PreK Expansion

    February 12, 2018

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    Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore held a joint press conference last week to announce a compromise on the new state requirement to reduce class sizes in kindergarten through third grade later this year. The new plan would: Phase in implementation of class size reductions over the next four years, with no change… Read more »