Watch Our Webinar: What Works for Third Grade Reading?

In September 2017, the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation and the Institute for Child Success in collaboration with BEST NC released a groundbreaking new resource, What Works for Third Grade Reading, a collection of 12 working papers that address whole-child,…

What Works for Social-Emotional Health?

Children’s social-emotional health is a fundamental building block for their healthy development, influencing early literacy outcomes and longer term academic and life success. Our new resource, What Works for Third Grade Reading: Social-Emotional Health, is one of 12 new working…

My Future NC to Develop Statewide Attainment Goal and Education Plan

NC one of only a few states without a strategic plan from pre-K through postsecondary education  MOCKSVILLE – The leaders of the North Carolina public education systems, including the President of the University of North Carolina, the Acting President of…

Financing Early Learning in NC

On Tuesday, the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation provided an overview of early learning funding in NC to the Institute for Emerging Issues’ Blue Ribbon Commission on Local Financing for Early Childhood Development. The Commission is part of IEI’s kidoNomiCs…

Communities Earn High Marks on Pathways Conversations

NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading (Pathways) partnered with 14 communities in North Carolina to provide input into how to create the best possible future for young children in North Carolina. These conversations brought together a diverse group of professionals working…

What Works for Healthy Birthweight?

Starting from birth—or even before—what do children need to succeed? What Works for Third Grade Reading: Healthy Birthweight focuses on the very beginning of  children’s lives. It considers why a healthy birthweight matters for third grade reading proficiency, outlines its…

NAEYC Launches Early Childhood Higher Education Degree Directory

  With thousands of degree programs available for individuals seeking to begin or advance their professional knowledge and skills in early childhood education, it can be difficult to identify which degree programs are most suited to their career aspirations and…

NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Has A New Logo

We are excited to announce that the North Carolina Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Initiative has a logo! The logo incorporates a lightbulb to show that the Pathways initiative is all about generating bold new ideas and powerful strategies for change.…