New Case Studies Illustrate Appeal of Local Financing for Early Learning

Three new case studies about local financing for early learning have been added to the NCECF Local Funding for Early Learning:  A North Carolina Community Toolkit. The case studies document local financing initiatives in Mecklenburg County, NC; Cuyahoga County, Ohio;…

Pitt County Joins NC Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Community Leaders, Agencies Commit to Boosting Early Literacy Greenville, NC (April 10, 2019) – Pitt County is taking a big step toward improving student success by joining the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR Campaign), a collaborative effort to improve…

What’s Next for Pathways to Grade-Level Reading?

Pathways believes we can accomplish more for young children and families together than any of us can do alone. Since 2015, together, we have co-created shared cross-sector, birth-through-age-eight measures of children’s success, agreed on priorities to focus on first, and…

Summer’s Almost Here – Are You Ready for Summer Learning Week?

Over the summer students can lose academic gains made during the school year, and research shows that summer learning losses can accumulate each year, influencing reading proficiency.  While students tend to progress at the same rate during the school year,…

Share Our Attendance Survey (and take it too)!

Thanks to the Cumberland County Partnership for Children in Fayetteville for helping to get the word out about the NCECF and EdNC attendance survey. We want to hear from and learn from elementary school leaders and teachers, parents of young…

Online Guide to Family Forward Workplaces

At the Family Forward NC Summit on April 1, NCECF released the online companion to the Guide to Family Forward Workplaces. The online guide provides tools for employers with practical tips for choosing and implementing 16 family-friendly practices such as…

Help Us Tailor ESSA Early Learning Office Hours to Meet Your Needs

The NC Department of Public Instruction, NC Early Childhood Foundation and EducationCounsel continue to offer support for LEAs, Head Start programs, Smart Start partnerships and other local early learning leaders to explore new opportunities made possible through ESSA for birth…