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Each North Carolina child has a strong foundation for life-long health, education, and well-being supported by a comprehensive, equitable birth-to-eight ecosystem.
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Pathways Action Map

The Pathways Action Map is a tool that can be used to drive action. Action that ensures every child in North Carolina is on the path to reading on grade level by the end of third grade.

2022 Toolkit for Summer Learning

Our 2022 Summer Learning Toolkit is a great resource for summer program providers! The easy-to-use toolkit can help program staff understand the importance of summer learning so that they can communicate effectively with parents.

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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2 Funding Opportunities to Support Equity & Early Childhood

We are eager to help spread the word about empowerment opportunities, such as funding, for partners focused on the work of early childhood and equity. As such, we’d like to share two incredible grant opportunities, regarding early childhood and racial…

A Child’s Journey to Mental Health

Recommendations to give young kids and their families the support they need to thrive.  Early life experiences play a critical role in setting children up for a lifetime of good mental health.   As we address the children’s mental health crisis,…

We’re Hiring a Data and Policy Associate!

Do you enjoy working with data, and promoting policies and initiatives that support children and families? Are you motivated to improve early childhood systems and opportunities in North Carolina, with a commitment to racial equity? Is working remotely with innovative…
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