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…

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…