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…

Input Needed for NC’s Every Student Succeeds Act State Plan

The Every Student Succeeds Act provides new opportunities for birth through third grade alignment and funding. Educators, parents, students and other stakeholders of North Carolina’s public schools are invited to attend six public comment sessions scheduled for April and May…

Moore County Honored as a Pacesetter for Early Literacy Work

Southern Pines, North Carolina  – April 7, 2016 – Southern Pines Grows Great Readers, now known as the Moore County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, is being honored as a Pacesetter by the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for making measurable…

NC Legislators Recognized for Early Education Leadership

The NC Child Care Coalition recognized five legislators for their leadership and advocacy for early childhood education at its 4th Annual Early Education Forum, April 6, 2016 at the McKimmon Center. Over 160 early education professionals, teachers, business leaders, and…

Coach K on Early Learning

Today the Invest in US campaign and Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski – the winningest coach in NCAA men’s basketball history – released a video speaking to the importance of early learning opportunities for at-risk children. Coach K – founder…