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Building a strong foundation for learning takes all of us working together. With its requirements to engage early learning stakeholders, the Every Student Succeeds Act provides an opportunity to engage community partners to support our children in fulfilling their potential. It begins with aligning strategies. No matter where you sit, you create annual strategic plans to access funds. What would be possible if we aligned these plans and our work to create a system that builds a strong foundation of learning for all children in our communities? What…Find out more »
Does your organization provide books to children in your community? Are you considering a book giving strategy to support children’s summer learning? Our new guide – Summer Counts: A Guide to Support Summer Learning Through Book Giving can help. Over the winter, NCECF worked with Book Harvest of Durham to create this new guide. With all the skills and know-how of Book Harvest, the guide focuses on nine research-supported best practices in book giving. Book Harvest’s signature initiative, Books on…Find out more »
Children’s development during the first three years of life is strongly impacted by their health. Experiences during this time are hardwired into their brains and bodies, forming the foundation for all subsequent development. Join NCECF and Think Babies NC to learn where NC is on specific state-level policies that can support young children’s physical health, developmental screening and social-emotional health. On the webinar, we will: Recap the NC Early Childhood Summit, to be held on Feb. 27. Outline findings from…Find out more »
Children’s first three years lay the foundation for future learning, and high-quality child care helps prepare children for school and life success. Join NCECF and Think Babies NC to learn where NC is on specific state-level policies that can support babies' and toddlers' early learning and development. We will hear findings from an assessment of state-level early learning and development policies for babies and toddlers, and catch up with Michele Rivest and Elaine Zukerman of the NC Early Education Coalition on…Find out more »
Imagine a North Carolina where:
Businesses attract and retain the best talent.
Employees have access to workplace benefits that support their family, especially their children’s healthy development.
Our next generation workforce has the skills and knowledge to succeed.
At the Family Forward NC Summit, we will explore how to achieve this vision by supporting and inspiring employers across the state to increase access to research-based, family-friendly practices—big and small—that improve workplace productivity, recruitment and retention; grow a strong economy; and support children’s healthy development.
Supportive families and communities, including stable, secure, nurturing relationships with competent, caring adults, play a critical role in building strong foundations for learning. Family supports can help buffer the effects of poverty and family stress, which can compromise the quality of parent and child interactions. Join NCECF and Think Babies NC to learn where NC is on specific state-level policies that can support babies' and toddlers' families. We will hear findings from an assessment of state-level family support policies for babies…Find out more »