Pathways October 2018 Stakeholder Meeting Summary 

Did you have to miss the October 18th Pathways to Grade-Level Reading initiative stakeholder meeting? Nearly 100 leaders from across the state, across sectors and across the political aisle came together for a day of learning and brainstorming about how…

Buncombe County Establishes Early Childhood Fund

On October 30th, the Buncombe County Commissioners resolved to create an Early Childhood Education and Development Fund “to ensure that every child in Buncombe County has an equal opportunity to thrive during their first 2,000 days, including access to quality…

Join Our Team as Our New Finance Leader!

We are hiring a Finance Leader. Position Overview: The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation seeks a part-time Finance Leader (25 hours per week) to play a leadership role in ensuring the efficient and effective management of our finances and human…

Will NC Children Get Their Fair Share of Federal Investments?

An estimated 73,000 children in North Carolina under age 5 live in hard-to-count census tracts. If they are missed, the state stands to lose more than $5 billion in federal investments that support children’s healthy development – investments like child…

Webinar: Are More Home Visiting Programs Needed in North Carolina?

Nearly 99 percent of North Carolina’s children do not receive services from home visiting programs. The North Carolina Landscape Study of Early Home Visiting Programs provides the first in-depth analysis of the field of maternal and child health home visiting…

Taking a Racial Equity Approach to Improving Early Literacy

NCECF reported recently on North Carolina’s unsurprising third grade reading test score results, which were similar to last year’s and showed continued racial, ethnic and socioeconomic gaps. Reacting to the release of the test score data, Dr. Terry Stoops, vice…

You Did It! Pathways Partners Give Action Framework a Thumbs-Up

Success! The newly-minted Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Action Framework received a thumbs-up from the nearly one hundred Pathways Partners in attendance at the fourth annual Pathways stakeholder meeting on Thursday, October 18. It was a busy and exciting day. Attendees:…