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:
- Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
- Early Learning and The Every Student Succeeds Act
- Family Forward NC
- First 2000 Days
- Local Funding for Early Learning
- NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
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.