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…

$245,000 Awarded to Achieve Grade-Level Reading in North Carolina

Raleigh, NC – The NC Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF), a statewide nonprofit driven by the vision that each North Carolina child has a strong foundation for lifelong health, education and well-being, has been awarded grants totaling $245,000 from The Belk…

What Does NC Pre-K Cost?

In 2016, the General Assembly passed legislation requiring the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE), in consultation with the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), to study the cost and effectiveness…