Grade-Level Reading Begins at Birth

In recent years, North Carolina’s legislative leaders have zeroed in on early literacy and particularly third-grade reading skills, and rightly so. The beginning of fourth grade marks the time in a child’s education when she is no longer learning to…

More than 85 State Leaders Discuss NC’s Pathways to Grade-Level Reading

On November 13, 2015, more than 85 government agency, legislative, foundation, nonprofit, business and community leaders came together to discuss North Carolina’s Pathways to Grade-Level Reading. The meeting was co-convened by the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation, NC Child, The…

Pre-K: Quality matters

Reprinted from Ed NC: It’s been an interesting month for prekindergarten. Three evaluations – one in Tennessee that received significant press attention, one in Utah that received much less coverage, and one in Georgia that received virtually no coverage outside…

Collaborative Funded to Address Summer Learning Loss

Book Harvest, North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and First Book Form Partnership United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) is partnering with Book Harvest, the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and First Book in a new collaboration called Close the…

National Autism Researcher and Education Policy Expert Join NCECF Board

Raleigh—Dr. Geraldine Dawson, Director of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development and Heather Graham, Principal at Education First have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF). NCECF’s vision is that…