NC Experts to Lead Pathways Design Teams

Six North Carolina early childhood experts will lead statewide teams in developing policy, practice, program and capacity-building strategies to move the needle on third grade reading proficiency. The Design Teams are the third phase of the NC Pathways to Grade-Level…

New Guide to Support Collaborative Decision-Making Using Action Teams

Creating lasting change requires the sustained engagement of large numbers of diverse stakeholders who own, inform, endorse, support and implement the policies and practices needed to produce that change. Easier said than done! How to Create Lasting Change: Using Targeted…

Wake County Named as Finalist for 2017 All-America City Award

Wake County has been named as a finalist for the All-America City Award for exemplary work in eliminating barriers faced by children from low-income families on the path to becoming proficient readers through the WAKE Up and Read collaboration. Wake…

2015-16 NC PreK Evaluation Shows Better Math Skills for Participants

Researchers at FPG Child Development Institute released their latest evaluation of NC Pre-K, the state’s public prekindergarten program. NC Pre-K is ranked first in the nation in quality and 41st in access by U.S. News & World Report. Highlights from…

Could Better Tax Policy Help Families Pay for Child Care?

A national conversation is currently playing out about how to use tax policy to help families pay for child care. High quality child care and early education provides children with a foundation for academic success and supports parents’ ability to…

One Million Connections Per Second

As scientists continue to learn about the brain, understanding about how the it develops continues to evolve. Recent research suggests that the number of new neural connections forming in the early years of life has been grossly underestimated. Rather than…