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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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Latest News

Momentum Continues to Reduce Chronic School Absence Across NC

An increasing number of superintendents across NC are concentrating on reducing chronic absence and spotlighting the issue during September, National Attendance Awareness Month. Sixty-one superintendents have signed a proclamation committing “to focusing on reducing chronic absenteeism to give all children…

NCCARE360: A New Tool for a Healthier North Carolina

Navigating services like health, housing and transportation can be confusing and difficult. The NC Department of Health and Human Services and the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation have teamed up to design a tool aimed at making this process…
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