Support for Investing in Early Education Rises in North Carolina

NC Republicans, Democrats€ and Independents United in Wanting the State to do More Since 2014, support for early education has continued to rise among North Carolina voters across the political spectrum, according to a bipartisan poll released today by the…

Child Policy Expert Joins NC Early Childhood Foundation

Child policy expert Mandy Ableidinger has joined the NC Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) as the new Policy and Practice Leader. In this role, Ableidinger will advance the work of the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading (Pathways) Initiative and establish a…

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…

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…

Gaston County Joins Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Gastonia, North Carolina. March 2, 2016 – Gaston County community leaders are coming together to improve student success by joining the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR), a nationwide movement to increase early reading proficiency. The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is…

State’s Leading Experts Collaborate on Grade-Level Reading

Thirty experts from North Carolina’s leading universities, research institutes, government agencies, businesses and think tanks are working together to identify whole-child, research-based, birth-to-eight measures of success that put children on a pathway to grade-level reading. They are part of a…

The Belk Foundation and ChildTrust Invest in Early Literacy

ChildTrust and The Belk Foundation and are investing in early literacy through grants to the NC Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF). With its $85,000 award, ChildTrust will support NCECF’s role as the state lead for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. The…