NC General Assembly Education Committee Action on COVID-19

NCGA House COVID-19 committees on healthcare, education, economic security, and continuation of state operations have been meeting virtually for a few weeks. They have also reportedly been working with the Senate and will be proposing COVID-related legislation next week when…

Be a Connection — Everyone Can Make Great Childhoods Happen

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month — a time when people across the country and in North Carolina are raising awareness about the important role everyone plays in making sure children are safe and thriving. The message Prevent Child Abuse…

Family Home Visiting Programs Adapt Amid COVID-19

Communities in Durham and Guilford counties have adapted their home visiting programs to ensure parents and children can access support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Book Harvest Book Harvest in Durham is making sure its Book Babies home visiting program continues.…

Lack of Paid Sick Leave Underscored at Outset of COVID-19

As a result of COVD-19, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires that employers provide paid sick leave to qualifying employees through December 31, 2020. This is the first ever federal paid sick leave requirement for the private…

Equity During COVID-19

NCECF will be tracking and reporting on state and federal actions that can support families and protect young children’s social-emotional health during this time. We will be spotlighting innovative approaches that our local partners are taking during the crisis. We…

Financial Supports for Families and Communities During COVID-19

Updated April 7 with new information about Unemployment Benefits  The most rapid period of human brain development happens before age eight. What happens to young children during these eight years – the environments they live in, the connections they have…