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  • Groundbreaking Study Shows Comprehensive Birth-to-Five Programs Yield 13% ROI

    December 12, 2016

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    New research from Nobel Laureate economist James J. Heckman and colleagues finds that comprehensive, birth-to-age-five early childhood programs can produce higher economic returns than those previously established for preschool programs serving 3- to 4-year-olds. Professor James Heckman and colleagues from the University of Chicago and the University of Southern California’s Schaeffer Center released The Lifecycle… Read more »

  • Education Matters Focuses on Early Learning

    December 5, 2016

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      The December 3rd episode of Education Matters focused on the benefits of early childhood education. Education Matters is a weekly television show that explores everything from the history of public education to the impact of legislation and policy decisions on our public schools. It is produced by the Public School Forum of North Carolina and… Read more »

  • Where’s the Momentum?

    November 29, 2016

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    Driving the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading initiative is the foundational belief that together we can realize greater outcomes for young children than any of us can produce on our own. Our first step together was to define North Carolina’s Pathways to Grade-Level Reading. What are the whole-child, birth-to-eight Measures of Success that put children on a… Read more »

  • NCECF Participates in #GivingTuesday on November 29th

    November 28, 2016

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    How can you get involved with the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation’s #GivingTuesday campaign this November?  It’s easy!  Help us reach 1,000 Facebook “likes” and 1,000 Twitter followers. Here are three simple steps you can take on Tuesday, November 29th to support the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation: Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Already… Read more »

  • Early Childhood Spending Benefits Don’t Fade Away, N.C. Study Finds

    November 17, 2016

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    DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina’s investment in early child care and education programs resulted in higher test scores, less grade retention and fewer special education placements through fifth grade, research from the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy finds. The research, published online Nov. 17 in Child Development, looked at more than 1 million… Read more »

  • 1 in 4 NC Children Lives in Child Care Desert

    October 28, 2016

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    For working parents with young children, the task of finding child care can be daunting. While the cost of child care can be one barrier to child care access, less understood are the roles of supply and location. A new report by the Center for American Progress examines the location of child care centers across… Read more »

  • Asheville Chamber of Commerce CEO Touts Early Learning as Good Business

    October 9, 2016

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    On the October 8, 2016 Asheville Citizen-Times editorial page, Kit Cramer, CEO of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, discusses why early learning is good for business in her community. Cramer, concerned about $3 billion per year that businesses lose due to employee absenteeism as a result of child care issues, shares the Chamber’s policy… Read more »

  • NC ESSA Draft Plan Includes Birth-to-Eight Strategies

    October 7, 2016

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      UPATE: On July 26, 2017, the NC Department of Public Instruction released the third draft of the plan. The birth-t0-eight provisions previously included have been either removed or scaled back. Once included as part of the state’s vision, birth-to-eight alignment is no longer mentioned as a strategy for achieving the plan’s goals.   North… Read more »

  • NCECF Seeking a Data Contractor

    October 4, 2016

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    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

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    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 »