Voters Want Early Childhood Investments

Policymakers need to look no further than early childhood investments to find an issue that unites voters from all political backgrounds. That’s the key finding from a poll released today by the bipartisan polling team of Public Opinion Strategies and…

Early Childhood Must-Reads

Summer reading isn’t just for kids! We are sharing our favorite blogs and e-newsletters that we follow to keep up-to-date on issues impacting early development and learning policy. CLASP Child Care and Early Ed Updates: CLASP promotes policies that support…

Will You Apply? EHS-Child Care Partnerships Grants

Forget summer vacation, you have a grant to write! The Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships grant applications are due August 20 2014. The good news – there is a 75-page limit. The goal of the partnerships is to…

Mayors Learn about Building An Early Learning Nation

The U.S. Conference of Mayors will vote on a resolution today supporting creating an early learning nation by 2025. In North Carolina, the following mayors signed on to the Resolution before the meeting: Concord: J. Scott Padgett Durham: William Bell…

Faith Leaders Deliver First 2000 Days Message

Faith leaders and congregation members continue to come together across NC to discuss how they can support children’s early learning. Inspired by regional summits sponsored by the North Carolina Partnership for Children, three Community Faith Summits were held this spring…

Governors Release Early Education Principles

As the federal government considers proposals to advance early childhood education, the National Governors Association released guiding principles to ensure a strong state-federal partnership. The principles focus on the role of states in developing high-quality early education systems, including governors…

First 2000 Days Community Summits Attract New Champions

Whiteville, NC Mayor Terry Mann, Columbus County Sheriff Lewis Hatcher and District Attorney Jon David were among the participants in the recent Columbus County Partnership for Children’s First 2000 Days Community Summit. These public officials and other community leaders came…