Catch up with NCECF Executive Director Tracy Zimmerman on Recent Early Childhood Initiatives

Did you know that 70 percent of employers in North Carolina understand that family-friendly workplace policies are important, both for children’s healthy development and for their own bottom lines? And that half are looking to expand their family-friendly policies in the next few years?

Check out this 10-minute NC Policy Watch interview with NC Early Childhood Foundation Executive Director Tracy Zimmerman for a quick and informative overview of:

  • NCECF’s mission and the strategies we use to help build a better birth through third grade early childhood system in North Carolina
  • Why we focus on the first eight years
  • The NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading initiative to improve third grade reading outcomes and children’s overall well-being
  • The Family Forward NC Initiative, which considers how corporate policy on workplace supports can impact children’s and families’ healthy development while also benefitting businesses.