Request for Applications: Think Babies™ NC Community Partner Mini-Grants

The North Carolina Early Education Coalition is now accepting applications for 2019 Think Babies™ NC Community Partners Mini-Grants. Communities are invited to apply for mini-grants to support local activities to increase public awareness, policymaker support, advocacy, and action on behalf…

New NC Community of Practice Aims to Improve Early Educator Preparation

North Carolina has a new community of practice around educator preparation for improving early literacy. The North Carolina Early Learning and Literacy Impact Coalition, supported by SAS, The Belk Foundation, and the University System of North Carolina, convened for the…

Collaborative Action Manager Joins NC Early Childhood Foundation

Mary Mathew has joined the NC Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) as the new Collaborative Action Manager. In this role, Mathew will support the implementation and collective efforts of the Pathways to Grade-Level Reading and Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Initiatives.  For…

Think Babies™ NC Advocacy Day on April 9

The North Carolina Early Education Coalition is hosting a Think Babies™ NC legislative advocacy day on April 9, from 10 am to 1 pm, during the Week of the Young Child. Babies and toddlers, family members, early educators and early…

Be Inspired on April 1st

In just a few weeks, Family Forward NC will host prominent business and community leaders to share how family-friendly workplace practices are strengthening their companies, the community, and our state’s future workforce.  Bestselling author and award-winning journalist Brigid Schulte, director…

NC Budget Season Kicks Off with Release of Governor Cooper’s Priorities

The Legislature is in session, appropriations committees are meeting, and Governor Cooper has released his budget priorities for the 2019-2021 biennium, with a strong focus on early childhood. Key birth-through-age-eight highlights in the Governor’s budget include: Increase in the NC…