More than 1,000 organizations urge Congress to extend CHIP

We joined more than 1,000 organizations that signed onto a letter urging Congress to immediately enact a five-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Funding for CHIP expired on September 30, 2017. This is the first time in…

North Carolina Joins Results First Initiative

NC to enhance use of data to invest in evidence-based programs for child and family health (Press Release) Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina will join the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, focused on investing taxpayer dollars wisely in programs…

What Do Voters Understand about Young Children’s Emotional Development?

American voters understand the importance of the early years in building a strong foundation for life success, and support public investment in supporting young children’s healthy social-emotional development, according to a national survey released by ZERO TO THREE and the…

Raising Parent Voice to Guide Early Childhood Policy

A new report synthesizes the voices of more than 2,000 North Carolina parents and identifies themes around what helps and hinders them as they support their young children’s healthy development. Not About Me, Without Me: Raising Parent Voice to Guide…

Webinar for NC Early Learning Leaders on Every Student Succeeds Act

Strengthening the Birth-through-Eight Continuum through the Every Student Succeeds Act: Opportunities for Local Early Learning Leaders December 15, 2017 11 AM – Noon Register Now! Join us on December 15 for a webinar designed for North Carolina Head Start Directors,…

What Works for Reading with Children?

What Works for Third Grade Reading: Reading with Children considers why early reading with children matters for third grade reading proficiency, outlines its connection with other factors that impact early literacy, and highlights options that have been shown to move…

Early Literacy Home Visiting Program Shows Promise

A short-term evaluation  of Book Harvest’s Book Babies program shows participants exhibited statistically significant differences in performance on key measures related to reading and kindergarten readiness skills when measured against a comparison group. The evaluation was completed by the Duke…

County Recognizes Early Learning as Economic Development

If I told you that a county in North Carolina took economic development incentive funds and invested them in early learning, would you believe it? Well that is exactly what happened recently in Buncombe County. Economic development incentives are used…