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  • My Future NC to Develop Statewide Attainment Goal and Education Plan

    October 19, 2017

    Posted in News

    NC one of only a few states without a strategic plan from pre-K through postsecondary education  MOCKSVILLE – The leaders of the North Carolina public education systems, including the President of the University of North Carolina, the Acting President of the North Carolina Community College System, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, have partnered… Read more »

  • Financing Early Learning in NC

    October 18, 2017

    Posted in News

    On Tuesday, the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation provided an overview of early learning funding in NC to the Institute for Emerging Issues’ Blue Ribbon Commission on Local Financing for Early Childhood Development. The Commission is part of IEI’s kidoNomiCs initiative. Over the next few months the Commission will explore how the state could further… Read more »

  • Communities Earn High Marks on Pathways Conversations

    October 13, 2017

    Posted in News

    NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading (Pathways) partnered with 14 communities in North Carolina to provide input into how to create the best possible future for young children in North Carolina. These conversations brought together a diverse group of professionals working with children birth through age eight in the following counties: Bertie, Beaufort, Cabarrus, Chowan/Perquimans, Durham,… Read more »

  • What Works for Healthy Birthweight?

    October 11, 2017

    Posted in News

    Starting from birth—or even before—what do children need to succeed?What Works for Third Grade Reading: Healthy Birthweight focuses on the very beginning of  children’s lives. It considers why a healthy birthweight matters for third grade reading proficiency, outlines its connections with other factors that impact early literacy, and highlights options that have been shown to move… Read more »

  • NAEYC Launches Early Childhood Higher Education Degree Directory

    October 4, 2017

    Posted in News

      With thousands of degree programs available for individuals seeking to begin or advance their professional knowledge and skills in early childhood education, it can be difficult to identify which degree programs are most suited to their career aspirations and their budgets. To help individuals navigate this challenge, The National Association for the Education of… Read more »

  • Webinar: What Works for Third Grade Reading? Advancing the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Measures of Success in Your Community

    October 3, 2017

    Posted in News

    Register now! In September, the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and the Institute for Child Success in collaboration with BEST NC released a groundbreaking new resource, What Works for Third Grade Reading, a collection of 12 working papers that address whole-child, birth-to-age-eight factors that support children’s optimal development and improve reading proficiency. The working papers are part of a collection of resources to support… Read more »

  • NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Has A New Logo

    October 2, 2017

    Posted in News

    We are excited to announce that the North Carolina Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Initiative has a logo! The logo incorporates a lightbulb to show that the Pathways initiative is all about generating bold new ideas and powerful strategies for change. Children’s brains are turned on to early learning when they are healthy and developing on… Read more »

  • Child Care for Working Families Act Aims to Reduce Cost, Improve Quality; How Would it Impact NC?

    October 1, 2017

    Posted in News

    Earlier this year, NCECF published a short analysis of two proposals – by Republican US Senator Richard Burr and by President Trump – to use federal tax policy to make child care more affordable for some families. Last week, top Democrats in the US House and Senate jointly released their own plan to reduce the… Read more »

  • American Localism At Its Best

    September 29, 2017

    Posted in News

    Where is innovation happening on early learning investments? At the local level! Municipalities and counties across the United States are recognizing the importance of early learning for the well being of their children and the economy. They also recognize that local revenue streams offer a means to expand early learning opportunities, particularly as child populations are… Read more »

  • AttendaNCe Counts! New Report Outlines State of Chronic Absence in North Carolina

    September 26, 2017

    Posted in News

    Interest in chronic absence as an indicator of school quality and student success has exploded across the country in recent months. Two-thirds of states included chronic absence as a metric in their recently-submitted Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans. North Carolina did not include it as a metric in ESSA, but did note the importance… Read more »