Together we can achieve a bold vision…

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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Summer Learning Day was a Big Hit in NC!

From reports we’ve received, National Summer Learning Day 2018 in North Carolina was a big hit on July 12.  Thanks to the Governor’s proclamation and community efforts, more families are hearing the message about the importance of their children learning…

Registration Open for 2018 Candidate Education Policy Briefings

All candidates for office and current elected officials in North Carolina are invited to join the Public School Forum for one of four Candidate Education Policy Briefings held across the state for a balanced discussion of the background and research…
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