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  • Districts Make Commitments to Birth-through-Eight Strategies

    February 12, 2018

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    In January, the NC Early Childhood Foundation toured the state hosting regional forums to support Local Education Agencies in including birth-through-eight strategies in their district plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). More than 380 people (representing 80 district and two charter school teams) attended forums in Greenville, Fayetteville, Asheville and Winston Salem. Each team developed… Read more »

  • National Attendance Expert Meets with NC Leaders

    February 12, 2018

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    More than 40 Campaign for Grade-Level Reading community leaders and Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Regular School Attendance Design Team members came together recently to discuss how to tackle chronic absence in NC.  The strategy discussion, hosted by the NC Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF), featured Hedy Chang, executive director of Attendance Works. Attendance Works is a… Read more »

  • Birth – 3rd Grade Interagency Council Holds First Meeting

    February 9, 2018

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    The newly formed Birth through 3rd Grade Interagency Council had its first meeting on January 31st. The meeting focused on laying the foundation for the Council’s work. The agenda included overviews of: Early brain development by Dr. Kelly Sullivan, Director of Mental Health Services, Duke Center for Child and Family Health. Dr. Sullivan also discussed… Read more »

  • What Works in Early Intervention?

    February 7, 2018

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    Next up in our What Works for Third Grade Reading series is Early Intervention. This brief considers why early intervention matters for children’s third grade reading proficiency, outlines the connection with other factors that impact early literacy, and highlights options that have been shown to improve early outcomes for young children. About 13 percent of American… Read more »

  • KidoNomiCs Forum Features Pathways, Family Forward NC and Local Financing Toolkit

    February 6, 2018

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    We were excited to be thoroughly integrated into the Institute for Emerging Issues’ 2018 “KidoNomiCs” forum. Hundreds of early childhood stakeholders, foundations, academics, business people, and more came together for two days to discuss the economics of early childhood, with a focus on early education. NCECF did a presentation, led a breakout session and held… Read more »

  • Help Pathways Design Teams Prioritize Strategies for Action on Third Grade Reading Proficiency

    February 4, 2018

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    The NC Pathways to Grade Level Reading initiative’s vision is bold: All North Carolina children, regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status, are reading on grade-level by the end of third grade, and all children with disabilities achieve expressive and receptive communication skills commensurate with their developmental ages, so that they have the greatest opportunity for… Read more »

  • Webinar: Choosing the Most Promising Early Literacy Interventions

    January 31, 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! Join on us on webinar on February 22, 2018 from 10AM to 11AM as Munro shares his findings. Register now! Munro Richardson, Executive Director of… Read more »

  • Governor’s Education Cabinet Agrees on Importance of Early Childhood Education

    January 31, 2018

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    Governor Cooper and several members of his Education Cabinet stressed the importance of focusing on early childhood education during their cabinet meeting yesterday. Governor Cooper highlighted that ensuring more children are enrolled in PreK is one of his goals. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy Cohen said that her department’s primary focus in… Read more »

  • Early Learning, Whole Child Approach and Equity Featured in Top 10 Educational Issues

    January 26, 2018

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    The NC Public School Forum’s Top 10 Education Issues 2018, released this week, included three issues that are integral to the conversations NCECF has been having at the state- and community-levels around Pathways to Grade Level Reading (Pathways) and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and with Campaign for Grade-Level Reading communities. Keep Building Upon… Read more »

  • Bipartisan Call for More Federal Investment in High Quality Childcare Assistance

    January 23, 2018

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    Last week, Former Democratic Representative George Miller and Former Republican Senator Rick Santorum sent a letter to the leadership of both parties requesting that Congress double funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant. The letter calculates that doubling the current Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) funding would mean that an additional… Read more »