A Message from a Four-Year-Old

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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 voices on your Zooms sometimes, but I don’t know how to draw them.”

The wisdom from young children is honest and true. We at NC Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) are so fortunate to work with our partners, collaborators, and friends in the pursuit of better for all North Carolina kids. As 2021 comes to a close, we at NCECF want to thank you for all of the many ways you have supported early childhood investments this past year.

We are on the precipice of monumental opportunities for young kiddos and their families. To keep up with the pace of developments at federal, state, and local levels we need your help to keep our tanks full for the road ahead.


Please consider a gift to NCECF today! We are small, scrappy, mighty, and want to join forces with you to continue to be responsive to the needs of families, child care providers, advocates, communities, policymakers, and most importantly, our most precious gifts, our little ones.

Wishing you a joyful holiday season. May we plant seeds of hope, abundance, and friendships that support “making life good for kids and families” as we prepare for 2022.

Big gratitude,

Muffy Grant and the NC Early Childhood Foundation

P.S. Your employer might match your gift through an employee giving program! Ask your HR department if they participate, and you can double the impact for young children and families in NC.