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  • NCECF Seeking a Data Contractor

    October 4, 2016

    Posted in News

    The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation is seeking to acquire the services of a qualified contractor to support the data collection, strategy and visualization of the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading measures of success framework. The NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading (Pathways) initiative is creating partnerships among the state’s early learning and education, public agency, policy,… Read more »

  • NC Lt. Governor Talks about Early Childhood Education

    September 20, 2016

    Posted in News

    Alex Granados with EdNC interviews Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest about education issues. Below is a transcript of the Lt. Governor’s early childhood comments. Alex: How do we educate children in poverty? Lt. Gov. Forest: I think we certainly have missed the boat on early childhood education, in dealing with early childhood education in a proper… Read more »

  • Register for Webinar to Learn Findings from New NC Voter Poll

    September 2, 2016

    Posted in News

    The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation partnered with the First Five Years Fund and a bipartisan polling team to learn NC Voters’ opinions on early learning. The results are now in, and they tell a fantastic story of support! Join us on a webinar to review the findings with the pollsters on September 15 from… Read more »

  • Family Engagement Required for Children’s Success; Bold Leadership Needed

    August 10, 2016

    Posted in News

    U.S. Departments of Education and Health Human Services Issue Family Engagement Policy Statement “Implementing effective family engagement practices to promote positive child outcomes will require bold leadership and dedication from all institutions where children learn,” write the Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services In a… Read more »

  • First 2000 Days Tools Now Available for Licensing Outside of North Carolina

    August 4, 2016

    Posted in News

    Due to the success of the First 2000 Days initiative in North Carolina and the numerous requests from across the country to replicate the work, the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) is now offering lifetime licenses to organizations outside of North Carolina. We offer three packages: presentation materials, educational materials and engagement tools.  Materials… Read more »

  • Watch Our Webinar on Early Learning and NC’s Stat ESSA Plan

    July 15, 2016

    Posted in News

    North Carolina is currently drafting its state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). While ESSA offers unprecedented opportunity to expand birth-to-eight alignment, most of these provisions are not mandated. Early childhood leaders will need to play an active role in ensuring that local educators and policy makers address early learning in their local… Read more »

  • We’ve found an issue where Trump & Clinton supporters agree

    July 13, 2016

    Posted in News

    Yes, you’re reading that right. In the midst of an angry and polarized election, 90% of voters agree on one thing: Congress and the next president should work together to make quality early childhood education more accessible and affordable to low- and middle-income families. That includes 78% of Trump supporters and 97% of Clinton supporters…. Read more »

  • Register Now! Webinar on Early Learning in NC’s ESSA Plan

    July 5, 2016

    Posted in News

    UPDATED: North Carolina is currently drafting its state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). While ESSA offers unprecedented opportunity to expand birth-to-eight alignment, most of these provisions are not mandated. Early childhood leaders will need to play an active role in ensuring that local educators and policy makers address early learning in their… Read more »

  • New Toolkit for Educating Political Candidates on Early Learning

    June 30, 2016

    Posted in News

    2016 is an election year! In North Carolina we will be electing local, state and federal leaders to public office. It’s an opportunity to educate incumbents and new candidates about why early learning matters to our communities, state and nation. And it’s an opportunity to ask candidates to share their platform on early childhood issues…. Read more »

  • 2016 KIDS COUNT Shows Gains and Losses for NC Children

    June 21, 2016

    Posted in News

    Teenagers of Generation Z – the rising cohort born after 1995 – continued to make progress in education and health indicators despite growing up in the most challenging economic environment in two generations, according to the 2016 KIDS COUNT® Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Comparing data between approximately 2008 and 2014, teen… Read more »