Pathways Informs the Work of the NC Birth to Third Grade Interagency Council

North Carolina needs a birth-through-third-grade comprehensive, integrated system of early learning that reflects brain science and how children learn. That was one of the messages from the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation to the NC Birth to Third Grade Interagency Council last week.

At the B-3 Council’s request, NCECF shared information about early learning programs in the state, how they are funded, who is served by them, and who is eligible but not receiving services. NCECF also shared background and details about the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Measures of Success Framework, which was referenced in the authorizing language for the Council. The presentation included information about:

The B-3 Council also heard from other presenters about the ECAT data system and about collaboration between DHHS and DPI to put in place a systemic process to share information between preschool and kindergarten teachers as children transition from early care settings to kindergarten.

Finally, the Council discussed an overarching vision and goals for their work and launched committees to work on three prioritized areas:

  • Data and Accountability
  • Teacher and Administrator Preparation and Effectiveness
  • Transitions and Continuity

The Council’s next meeting will be August 13th, and the committees will work in the interim.

Download the presentation.