New Toolkit for Educating Political Candidates on Early Learning

2016 is an election year! In North Carolina we will be electing local, state and federal leaders to public office. It’s an opportunity to educate incumbents and new candidates about why early learning matters to our communities, state and nation.…

2016 KIDS COUNT Shows Gains and Losses for NC Children

Teenagers of Generation Z – the rising cohort born after 1995 – continued to make progress in education and health indicators despite growing up in the most challenging economic environment in two generations, according to the 2016 KIDS COUNT® Data…

We’re Hiring

The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation is hiring a Policy and Practice Leader. The Policy and Practice Leader r is responsible for supporting government agency, foundation, legislative, nonprofit, business and community leaders in aligning policies and advancing coordinated strategies that…

Parent Perspectives on Summer Reading

Parents have big dreams for their children, and they see education as playing a central role in achieving those dreams. At the same time, they have a lot to say about who they trust and what they need to support…

Meet Our Summer Fellow, Courtesy of the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation

Thanks to the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation Fellowship Program, Seth Saeugling, a 2016 fellow, will be working with NCECF this summer. The Fellowship Program invests in emerging leaders. Seth is a terrific match for us, given his passion for education…

High Quality Early Care and Education is Child Maltreatment Prevention

By Shannon Rudisill, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development and Melissa Lim Brodowski, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development  As ACF celebrates its 25th anniversary, we reflect on a collaboration that…

High Quality Child Care in NC Did Not Happen by Chance

Reprinted with permission from Ed NC. By Sue Russell, Executive Director T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® National Center Good public policy can improve outcomes for children. That’s the lesson of Ed NC’s May Consider it Mapped of quality child care centers and…

Unlocking Local Dollars for Early Childhood

Raleigh, North Carolina. April 14, 2016 – A new toolkit is available for NC communities interested in investing in children’s early years. Local Funding for Early Learning: A North Carolina Community Toolkit, details funding mechanisms that could be implemented at…