Accounting Associate Joins NC Early Childhood Foundation

Kaylan Johnson has joined the NC Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) as the new Accounting Associate. In this role, Johnson will contribute to NCECF’s mission by managing the Foundation’s bookkeeping, budgeting, finance and grant reporting functions.

Johnson has been committed to early childhood since the beginning of her career. She started as an AmeriCorps tutor in early childhood education, served as a preschool teacher, and most recently provided administrative and fiscal support to First 5 Mono County, a California statewide program that supports children from birth-to-age-five by implementing wraparound services through home visits, lactation assistance, child development parent education, parent-child playgroups, early literacy programs, school readiness activities, oral health visits, and professional development for childcare providers.

As a native of North Carolina, Johnson grew up in New Hill and attended Appalachian State University. After living in the Eastern Sierras of California for ten years, she is happy to return home to North Carolina with her husband and kitten. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Kaylan Johnson to our team. Her experience is nuanced in non-profit and public sector accounting and grants management combined with her deep interest and commitment to better early childhood health and education outcomes, make her valuable to our work and culture here at NCECF. Kaylan’s calm demeanor, attention to detail, and new ideas and efficiencies are being well received by the team,” shared Muffy Grant, NCECF Executive Director.

NCECF has a bold vision that each North Carolina child has a strong foundation for lifelong success and reading proficiency, supported by the nation’s best birth-to-eight system. To achieve that vision, NCECF builds public will, promotes practice and policy solutions and is a catalyst for aligned action.  Learn more at