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Each North Carolina child has a strong foundation for lifelong health, education and well-being supported by a premiere birth-to-age-eight system.

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How We Do Our Work

We work to promote understanding, spearhead collaboration, and advance policies to ensure each North Carolina child is on track for lifelong success by the end of third grade. Much of this work happens through our initiatives:


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Supporting Children’s Optimal Development

Each child can have the opportunity to be on track by third grade with aligned policies and practices rooted in child development, including health and development on track beginning at birth, supported and supportive families and communities, and high-quality birth-through-eight learning environments with regular attendance. Learn about the issues that support children’s optimal development beginning at birth.

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We’re partnering with BabyTalk!

For the past seven years, thousands of early learning professionals from around the world have looked to BabyTalk to inform their work. The brain child of national consultant Camille Catlett, BabyTalk provides high quality, free resources, including resources available in…

Three North Carolinians Join National Council of Champions

Three community members in North Carolina from Moore, Wake and Mecklenburg counties have been recognized by the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) for their exemplary work to support children’s early literacy. The CGLR has recognized 47 state and community…

What is the #PathwaysRipple Effect?

Toss a stone in a pond, and you get ever-expanding ripples. We want to learn from you — what is Pathways’ ripple effect? On October 18th, tweet using #PathwaysRipple to let us know how YOU have used Pathways in your…


October is both National Principals Month and National Head Start Awareness Month. (Of course, we think principals and early learning educators should be celebrated every month!) To celebrate, Head Start programs around the country are inviting principals to visit their…
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