Will NC Children Get Their Fair Share of Federal Investments?

An estimated 73,000 children in North Carolina under age 5 live in hard-to-count census tracts. If they are missed, the state stands to lose more than $5 billion in federal investments that support children’s healthy development – investments like child…

Webinar: Are More Home Visiting Programs Needed in North Carolina?

Nearly 99 percent of North Carolina’s children do not receive services from home visiting programs. The North Carolina Landscape Study of Early Home Visiting Programs provides the first in-depth analysis of the field of maternal and child health home visiting…

Taking a Racial Equity Approach to Improving Early Literacy

NCECF reported recently on North Carolina’s unsurprising third grade reading test score results, which were similar to last year’s and showed continued racial, ethnic and socioeconomic gaps. Reacting to the release of the test score data, Dr. Terry Stoops, vice…

You Did It! Pathways Partners Give Action Framework a Thumbs-Up

Success! The newly-minted Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Action Framework received a thumbs-up from the nearly one hundred Pathways Partners in attendance at the fourth annual Pathways stakeholder meeting on Thursday, October 18. It was a busy and exciting day. Attendees:…

UNC System Convening – Literacy Symposium for Teacher Educators

What does effective literacy instruction look like? What traditional techniques are due for an overhaul? What are the best ways to improve equity in early literacy outcomes? Those are the types of questions that fueled a recent research symposium for…

NCECF Executive Director Accepted to Leadership NC

Tracy Zimmerman, executive director of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation, will join 55 civic and community leaders from across the state who have been accepted to form the 2018-2019 class for Leadership North Carolina, the state’s premier leadership engagement…

We’re partnering with BabyTalk!

For the past seven years, thousands of early learning professionals from around the world have looked to BabyTalk to inform their work. The brain child of national consultant Camille Catlett, BabyTalk provides high quality, free resources, including resources available in…