Governors Tell Congress Early Childhood Top Priority

The nation’s governors tell Congress that early childhood education is just as important to them as health care, tax reform and infrastructure. In a letter to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the House Committee on…

NCECF Submits Comments on State ESSA Plan

The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation submitted comments on North Carolina’s plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act strongly supporting the inclusion of birth-through-third-grade alignment as a core strategy to achieving our state’s academic goals as well as addressing our…

Young NC Children who are Homeless Struggle to Learn

Research is clear that children’s earliest experiences build a strong or weak foundation for all future learning and health. The impact of homelessness on young children’s development can be particularly devastating, resulting in changes in brain architecture that can interfere…

Will NC Lead or Lag?

What do 14 of the 17 state Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans submitted to the U.S. Department of Education have in common? Chronic absenteeism. States are recognizing that students will benefit with chronic absenteeism included as a measure in…