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…

Pathways Update and New Resources

The Pathways Initiative is going full steam ahead! Here’s a quick update on where we are in the process and some resources we wanted to share with you.   Update on Design Teams The first two phases of the Pathways work…

New Research Finds Health Problems from ACEs Start by Third Grade

Since the first ACE study in the mid-1990s, the research has been clear that having multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) leads to a higher risk of medical problems as an adult. New research has now found that there are short-term…

What Works for Children’s Physical Health?

Children’s overall development during the first eight years of life is strongly affected by their health, and experiences during this time are often hardwired into their brains and bodies, forming the foundation for all subsequent health and development.1 What Works…