A Message from a Four-Year-Old

Friends, I asked my four-year-old to tell me what she thinks her mama and work friends do and then draw a picture. She said, “You and your friends try to make life good for kids and families. I hear boy…

Saying Goodbye—and Hello—to NCECF Board Members

At the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF), our board members play an integral role in the success of the organization by providing strategic direction, solid governance, financial accountability and oversight, and provide support and guidance to the staff. Our…

Child Care: America’s Ticket to Economic Recovery

“As a working mother, I felt really left out by the state because they kind of said ‘I’m disposable;’ I was thrown out,” said Christina Jones about losing her job and not having any accessible child care for her two…

Early Childhood Data Development In the Works

North Carolina is fortunate to have several collaborative leaders who are working to improve the collection, sharing and use of early childhood data in the state. The NC Early Childhood Data Advisory Council (ECDAC) includes many of these experts who…

Marketing and Communications Leader Joins NC Early Childhood Foundation

Lindsay K. Saunders has joined the NC Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) as the new Marketing and Communications Leader. In this role, Saunders will support the marketing, communications, and outreach efforts of the organization and its partners.  For the past eight…