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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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What is the #PathwaysRipple Effect?

Toss a stone in a pond, and you get ever-expanding ripples. We want to learn from you — what is Pathways’ ripple effect? On October 18th, tweet using #PathwaysRipple to let us know how YOU have used Pathways in your…


October is both National Principals Month and National Head Start Awareness Month. (Of course, we think principals and early learning educators should be celebrated every month!) To celebrate, Head Start programs around the country are inviting principals to visit their…

NC Voters Want the State to Double Funding for Early Childhood

Raleigh, NC – North Carolina voters across the political spectrum want the state to double its investment in early childhood development. Republicans, Independents and Democrats alike favor a wide range of state investments in young children’s healthy development beginning at…
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