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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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AttendaNCe Counts: Personalized early outreach improves regular attendance

Midway Elementary School principal Robbin Cooper believes that attendance challenges are best solved by intentionally engaging parents as partners. She’s right. Approaching early stage chronic absence as a problem to be solved in partnership among children, families, and school staff…

MyFutureNC Event Short on Specifics, No Mention of Early Learning

MyFutureNC, a new nonprofit focused on increasing the number of North Carolinians with post-secondary degrees by two million by 2030, held an event in Greensboro today. Attendees enjoyed rousing music by the Guilford College and Greensboro College Jazz Ensembles and…
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