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  • Webinar: Choosing the Most Promising Early Literacy Interventions

    January 31, 2018

    Posted in News

    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 »

  • New BEST NC Facts & Figures Guide Features Pathways Measures of Success

    January 22, 2018

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    Pathways’ partner BEST NC has released the 2018 version of the Facts & Figures guide, the organization’s annual education data publication. This year’s guide spotlights the Pathways initiative and notes, using the Pathways icon, which of the data points are also included in the Pathways Measures of Success Framework. The Facts & Figures guide includes… Read more »

  • What Works to Support Families?

    January 16, 2018

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    The What Works for Third Grade Reading: Family Supports working paper considers why formal and informal family supports matter 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 support families. The resource is one of 12 working papers that offer research-based policy, practice… Read more »

  • Family Forward NC

    January 8, 2018

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    We’re Business Smart. Family Friendly. Future Ready There are only a few days to register for the 2018 Institute for Emerging Issues Forum –kidonomics: Investing Early in Our Future. Registration closes Friday, January 26th. Join us in Raleigh on the first day of the Forum – February 5th – to learn about a new initiative… Read more »

  • Community Leaders from Guilford, Transylvania and Watauga Learn about Local Financing for Early Learning

    January 7, 2018

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    On December 15, 2017, the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) hosted a day-long training on local financing for early learning with our partner the NC Budget and Tax Center.  Thirty community leaders – elected officials, Chamber and business leaders, local Smart Starts and philanthropists – from Guilford, Transylvania and Watauga counties spent the day… Read more »

  • State Agencies to Develop and Implement Vision for Early Childhood; Report Highlights Pathways to Grade Level Reading Initiative

    January 3, 2018

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    A cross-state-agency planning team featured the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading initiative when they reported to the NC General Assembly this week on how to develop and implement a statewide vision for early childhood. The team recommended that “North Carolina continue the work initiated and led over the past two years by the NC Pathways… Read more »

  • What Works for Parent and Child Interactions?

    January 2, 2018

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    What Works for Third Grade Reading: Parent and Child Interactions considers why regular, loving, back and forth interactions between young children and their parents matter for third grade reading proficiency, outlines the connection with other factors that impact early literacy, and highlights options that have been shown to improve the frequency and quality of healthy… Read more »