NC ESSA Draft Plan Includes Birth-to-Eight Strategies

  UPATE: On July 26, 2017, the NC Department of Public Instruction released the third draft of the plan. The birth-t0-eight provisions previously included have been either removed or scaled back. Once included as part of the state’s vision, birth-to-eight…

NCECF Seeking a Data Contractor

The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation is seeking to acquire the services of a qualified contractor to support the data collection, strategy and visualization of the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading measures of success framework. The NC Pathways to Grade-Level…

NC Lt. Governor Talks about Early Childhood Education

Alex Granados with EdNC interviews Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest about education issues. Below is a transcript of the Lt. Governor’s early childhood comments. Alex: How do we educate children in poverty? Lt. Gov. Forest: I think we certainly have missed…

Advancing Birth-to-8 Policy through the Every Student Succeeds Act

The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation is partnering with the Office of Early Learning (OEL) at the Department of Public Instruction to convene a group of state leaders to develop recommended birth-to-eight strategies to be included in North Carolina’s Every…

Register for Webinar to Learn Findings from New NC Voter Poll

The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation partnered with the First Five Years Fund and a bipartisan polling team to learn NC Voters’ opinions on early learning. The results are now in, and they tell a fantastic story of support! Join…

Family Engagement Required for Children’s Success; Bold Leadership Needed

U.S. Departments of Education and Health Human Services Issue Family Engagement Policy Statement “Implementing effective family engagement practices to promote positive child outcomes will require bold leadership and dedication from all institutions where children learn,” write the Secretaries of the…

Watch Our Webinar on Early Learning and NC’s Stat ESSA Plan

North Carolina is currently drafting its state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). While ESSA offers unprecedented opportunity to expand birth-to-eight alignment, most of these provisions are not mandated. Early childhood leaders will need to play an active…

We’ve found an issue where Trump & Clinton supporters agree

Yes, you’re reading that right. In the midst of an angry and polarized election, 90% of voters agree on one thing: Congress and the next president should work together to make quality early childhood education more accessible and affordable to…

Register Now! Webinar on Early Learning in NC’s ESSA Plan

UPDATED: North Carolina is currently drafting its state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). While ESSA offers unprecedented opportunity to expand birth-to-eight alignment, most of these provisions are not mandated. Early childhood leaders will need to play an…