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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • State’s Leading Experts Recommend Action on Grade-Level Reading

    December 20, 2016

    Posted in Press Release

    Leaders from state agencies, nonprofit organizations, foundations and the private sector announced recommendations for aligning action around seven measures of success to boost young children’s reading proficiency and build a strong foundation for learning. The measures reflect the latest research on what children from birth to age eight need to be reading on grade-level by… Read more »

  • CEO of Global Contact Services Joins NCECF Board; Easter Maynard Elected Vice-Chair

    December 10, 2016

    Posted in Press Release

    Gregory Alcorn, founder and CEO of Global Contact Services and a member of the State Board of Education joins the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF), a statewide nonprofit driven by the vision that each North Carolina child has a strong foundation for lifelong success and reading proficiency, supported by… Read more »

  • Support for Investing in Early Education Rises in North Carolina

    September 15, 2016

    Posted in Press Release

    NC Republicans, Democrats and Independents United in Wanting the State to do More Since 2014, support for early education has continued to rise among North Carolina voters across the political spectrum, according to a bipartisan poll released today by the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) and the First Five Years Fund (FFYF). A strong… Read more »

  • Child Policy Expert Joins NC Early Childhood Foundation

    August 11, 2016

    Posted in Press Release

    Child policy expert Mandy Ableidinger has joined the NC Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) as the new Policy and Practice Leader. In this role, Ableidinger will advance the work of the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading (Pathways) Initiative and establish a Birth‐to‐Eight Policy Center to serve as a reliable source of information on birth‐to‐eight policies for… Read more »

  • Duke Endowment Invests in Birth-to-Eight, Whole-Child Approach to Third Grade Reading with Award to NC Early Childhood Foundation

    July 18, 2016

    Posted in Press Release

    The Duke Endowment has awarded a $325,000 grant to the NC Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) to advance policies and practices that support children’s optimal development beginning at birth. “A good start for children bodes well for lifelong success, but it’s critical that we focus our efforts on only the most effective programs,” says Rhett Mabry,… Read more »

  • Unlocking Local Dollars for Early Childhood

    April 13, 2016

    Posted in News, Press Release

    Raleigh, North Carolina. April 14, 2016 – A new toolkit is available for NC communities interested in investing in children’s early years. Local Funding for Early Learning: A North Carolina Community Toolkit, details funding mechanisms that could be implemented at the local level to expand early childhood investments. In North Carolina, early childhood investments have… Read more »

  • Moore County Honored as a Pacesetter for Early Literacy Work

    April 6, 2016

    Posted in News, Press Release

    Southern Pines, North Carolina  – April 7, 2016 – Southern Pines Grows Great Readers, now known as the Moore County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, is being honored as a Pacesetter by the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for making measurable progress on eliminating barriers faced by children from low-income families on the path to becoming… Read more »

  • Gaston County Joins Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

    March 2, 2016

    Posted in News, Press Release

    Gastonia, North Carolina. March 2, 2016 – Gaston County community leaders are coming together to improve student success by joining the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR), a nationwide movement to increase early reading proficiency. The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a shared effort by funders, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies, states and communities across… Read more »