Experts Testify at House Hearing on Child Care Subsidy Reauthorization

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education heard testimony yesterday on child care subsidy at a hearing entitled, “The Foundation for Success: Strengthening the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program.” A brief summary of testimony…

Promoting Stable Relationships for Infants & Toddlers

Babies and toddlers thrive on consistency. They grow and develop in the context of supportive relationships. Stimulating interactions with the caregivers in their lives literally build their brains and create a strong foundation for their future learning and success. That’s…

Wake County Faith Summit Discusses Early Childhood

NCECF Executive Director Susan Perry-Manning was the keynote speaker at today’s Wake County SmartStart Faith Breakfast. The event was co-chaired by Rabbi Lucy Dinner, Senior Rabbi at Temple Beth Or and Rev. Dr. Dumas A. Harshaw, Jr., Senior Pastor at…

TODAY: Public Meeting for New Preschool Competition

The following is from the U.S. Department of Education Public Meeting for New Preschool Competition March 20, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET Live Streamed at http://edstream.ed.gov/webcast/Play/06af25dead644f46b2e786e7683e87051d. Public Comment Web Site Closes March 21st 5:00p.m. ET We encourage all interested…

Getting Started on EHS – Child Care Partnerships

UPDATE MARCH 20: March 14 webinar, “Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships: Getting Started” is now available online.  Partnership was the word of the day on the first Early Head Start – Child Care Partnerships Grants webinar, titled Getting…

Tapping into the Currency of Influence

A central part of our Theory of Change is building public will by empowering people with information and connecting them to early childhood issues through their own values, experiences and relationships. So, it was very exciting to watch Julie Dixon’s…

UPDATE: Child Care Subsidy to Get an Update

March 13, 2014: The Senate passed the Child Care Development Block Grant. It’s on to the House of Representatives! Today’s high school seniors weren’t born. Mother Theresa and Princess Diana were alive. Pokemon didn’t exist. The world in 1996 –…

Submit Comments for Preschool Development Grants Competition

The Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) are seeking input on the $250 million appropriated by Congress for the new Preschool Development Grants competition as they develop  requirements, priorities and selection criteria. The grants will providing…

Susan Perry-Manning Elected to NAEYC Governing Board

NCECF Executive Director Susan Perry-Manning was elected Secretary of the Governing Board of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC is the world’s largest organization working on behalf of young children. It has nearly 80,000 members…