1 in 4 NC Children Lives in Child Care Desert

For working parents with young children, the task of finding child care can be daunting. While the cost of child care can be one barrier to child care access, less understood are the roles of supply and location. A new…

NC ESSA Draft Plan Includes Birth-to-Eight Strategies

  UPATE: On July 26, 2017, the NC Department of Public Instruction released the third draft of the plan. The birth-t0-eight provisions previously included have been either removed or scaled back. Once included as part of the state’s vision, birth-to-eight…

NCECF Seeking a Data Contractor

The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation is seeking to acquire the services of a qualified contractor to support the data collection, strategy and visualization of the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading measures of success framework. The NC Pathways to Grade-Level…