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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

2018 Impact Report Celebrates NCECF’s First Five Years

The NC Early Childhood Foundation’s 2018 Impact Report is hot off the press. This year we have chronicled and celebrated not only 2018, but our first five years in business. Since 2013, in collaboration with many of you, NCECF has:…

NC Senate Proposes 2019-21 Budget

The NC Senate has released their budget recommendations for the 2019-2021 biennium. The proposal comes after the Governor released spending priorities in March and the House released their proposal in early May. See a side-by-side comparison of early childhood provisions…

First 2000 Days Campaign Has A New Look!

My Google alerts remind me each week about the staying power of our First 2000 Days campaign and how far and wide it has spread across North Carolina, nearby in Georgia and as far as Mississippi and Calgary, Canada! The…
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