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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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New Case Studies Illustrate Appeal of Local Financing for Early Learning

Three new case studies about local financing for early learning have been added to the NCECF Local Funding for Early Learning:  A North Carolina Community Toolkit. The case studies document local financing initiatives in Mecklenburg County, NC; Cuyahoga County, Ohio;…
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