Choosing the Most Promising Early Literacy Interventions

How do you determine which early literacy programs and practices can best improve outcomes for young children? If you’re Munro Richardson, you spend more than 1,000 hours reviewing the research! Munro Richardson, Executive Director of Read Charlotte, is tasked with…

What Works to Keep Children Safe at Home?

The What Works for Third Grade Reading: Safe at Home working paper considers why reducing child abuse and neglect matters for third grade reading proficiency, outlines the connection with other factors that impact early literacy, and highlights options that have…

NC Governor Names Early Childhood Advisory Council

Gov. Cooper issued an executive order to reauthorize North Carolina’s council. Federal law requires each state to establish an early childhood advisory council. North Carolina’s Early Childhood Advisory Council provides leadership in the development of a premiere early learning and…

Food Assistance Reduces Number of Children Living in Poverty

Food assistance does more than help ensure that children don’t go hungry; it reduces the number of children living in poverty, according to a new report by The Urban Institute. That’s because when families receive support from the Supplemental Nutrition…

NC Class Size Fix includes PreK Expansion

Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore held a joint press conference last week to announce a compromise on the new state requirement to reduce class sizes in kindergarten through third grade later this year. The new plan…

UPDATE: Federal Budget Deal includes Historic Increase for Child Care

UPDATE: February 14, 2018 CLASP and the National Women’s Law Center explain the budget deal in this FAQ. It includes important clarifications, including the following: “While Congress passed, and Trump signed, a budget that sets overall spending levels, it has…

Districts Make Commitments to Birth-through-Eight Strategies

In January, the NC Early Childhood Foundation toured the state hosting regional forums to support Local Education Agencies in including birth-through-eight strategies in their district plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). More than 380 people (representing 80 district…

National Attendance Expert Meets with NC Leaders

More than 40 Campaign for Grade-Level Reading community leaders and Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Regular School Attendance Design Team members came together recently to discuss how to tackle chronic absence in NC.  The strategy discussion, hosted by the NC Early…