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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

Pathways October 2018 Stakeholder Meeting Summary 

Did you have to miss the October 18th Pathways to Grade-Level Reading initiative stakeholder meeting? Nearly 100 leaders from across the state, across sectors and across the political aisle came together for a day of learning and brainstorming about how…

Buncombe County Establishes Early Childhood Fund

On October 30th, the Buncombe County Commissioners resolved to create an Early Childhood Education and Development Fund “to ensure that every child in Buncombe County has an equal opportunity to thrive during their first 2,000 days, including access to quality…
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