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  • What Does NC Pre-K Cost?

    February 23, 2017

    Posted in News

    In 2016, the General Assembly passed legislation requiring the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE), in consultation with the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), to study the cost and effectiveness of NC Pre-K. It mandated that DCDEE submit a report on findings and recommendations by February 1, 2017. The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation… Read more »

  • Evaluation of NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Data Action Team Process

    February 22, 2017

    Posted in News

    The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) is committed to evaluation of its work. In 2016, NCECF hired Impact Thread to evaluate its process to identify shared, whole-child, birth-to-eight measures of success that put children on a pathway to grade-level reading. The work was the first phase of NCECF’s Pathways to Grade-Level Reading (Pathways) initiative…. Read more »

  • Webinar – NC CEOs’ Call for Birth-to-Age-Eight Policies

    February 19, 2017

    Posted in News

    Join us to learn about North Carolina CEOs’ efforts to improve third grade reading proficiency. CEOs from SAS, AT&T North Carolina, Ingersoll Rand, Bank of America, N.A., National Gypsum Company, Red Hat, Inc., and Medical Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina, along with their peers across the country, are committed to increasing third-grade literacy as… Read more »

  • NC CEOs Launch 3rd Grade Reading Initiative

    February 9, 2017

    Posted in News

    Led by SAS CEO Jim Goodnight, North Carolina business leaders are advocating for new policies to increase third grade reading proficiency in North Carolina. Joining Goodnight at the release of a new report from the Business Roundtable was: Venessa Harrison, President, AT&T North Carolina Dale Jenkins, CEO, Medical Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina Mike Lamach, CEO,… Read more »

  • Triangle Community Foundation and United Way Partner for Early Literacy

    January 30, 2017

    Posted in News, Press Release

    The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) is partnering with the United Way of the Greater Triangle, Triangle Community Foundation and community coalitions in Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties to ensure children are on a pathway to grade-level reading by the end of third grade, giving them the tools to succeed in the… Read more »

  • Pathways to Grade-Level Reading – What do we know?

    January 30, 2017

    Posted in News

    In 2016, state leaders – working with a Data Action Team composed of 30 experts from North Carolina’s leading universities, research institutes, government agencies, businesses and think tanks – identified shared birth-to-eight, whole-child measures of success to put children on a pathway to grade-level reading. Our new document – What Do We Know? – highlights what data… Read more »

  • Edgecombe, Nash and Wayne Counties Join Nationwide Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

    January 26, 2017

    Posted in News, Press Release

    North Carolina communities are taking a big step toward supporting children’s success by joining the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR), a nationwide movement to increase early reading proficiency. Twin Counties Read to Rise (a coalition across Nash and Edgecombe counties) and READ Wayne (Wayne County) will support strategies beginning at birth that put children on… Read more »

  • Early Learning and The Every Student Succeeds Act: Are You Prepared?

    January 25, 2017

    Posted in News

    The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation will be hosting a pre-conference at the National Smart Start Conference on strengthening birth-to-eight alignment through the Every Student Succeeds Act. The session will be on May 1, 2017 in Greensboro, NC. The Every Student Succeeds Act provides unprecedented opportunity to strengthen birth-through-third grade alignment, accountability and funding. Early learning is woven through… Read more »

  • Learning to read vs. reading to learn

    January 24, 2017

    Posted in News, Uncategorized

    What makes an effective reading teacher? A new study shows that the answer may differ for those teaching very young children versus those teaching the upper elementary grades. A study released in December from the Education Policy Initiative at Carolina looked at teacher effectiveness data from the new kindergarten through second grade testing regime in North… Read more »

  • NC Communities Consider Local Financing for Early Learning

    December 20, 2016

    Posted in News

    North Carolina Chambers of Commerce leaders, County Commissioners, early learning program providers, private foundations, community organizations, local school board members, Smart Start local partnerships and business leaders spent a day together discussing how to make greater investments in young children.  Thirty leaders from Buncombe, Durham and Forsyth counties learned about local financing options to expand… Read more »