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July 2021

Webinar: Making Way for Families–Reflections from Literacy Partners in Durham County, North Carolina

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Parents are their children’s first teacher and are instrumental in supporting their child’s holistic development and academic success. Literacy partners in Durham County are collaborating in innovative ways to support parents and caregivers as decision makers, advocates and community leaders. Join us for a webinar to learn more about what’s happening in Durham County in a webinar presented during the national Grade-Level Reading (GLR) Week from July 26-30. Making Way for Families: Reflections from Literacy Partners in Durham County, North…

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March 2021

Webinar – The Need for Child Care Isn’t Going Away: Poll Results Show What Parents Want, the Impact on Families, and How Public Support Can Drive Investments

March 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Across party lines, voters nationally and in swing states like NC recognize that the early years are a critical time to invest in the education of young children and their families – particularly in a year like this one. The pandemic has lifted the veil on a problem that has long existed – parents are struggling to afford and access high quality child care, and it is impacting the bottom line for families, businesses, and the state’s economy. The NC…

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January 2021

Early Education in the Time of COVID-19: An Economic Analysis for NC

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join our webinar on January 28 at 10:00 am when we dig into the results from the state’s first survey on how families are navigating child care and work before and during COVID-19. The program will highlight the revenue loss to working parents, employers, and the economy due to inadequate and inequitable access to quality, affordable child care in NC. In December, NCECF released a report that details NC parents’ experiences, needs and preferences for child care before and mid-COVID-19. The…

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December 2020

Early Learning Lunch and Learn Webinar: Coordinating Services for Young Children and Their Families Experiencing Homelessness

December 1, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The NC Department of Public Instruction Office of Early Learning and Federal Programs, along with Child Care Services Association and the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education, will host a webinar to share best practices for coordinating services for children and families experiencing homelessness, including information for developing agreements. The target audience includes early learning partners such as CCR&R, Smart Start, NC Pre-K, and private child care. The Early Learning Coordination Guidance:  Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness (a…

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July 2020

Webinar: Pathways Data Dashboard Tutorial

July 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join us for a 30-minute tutorial on what the new Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Data Dashboard has to offer! Participants will learn: What early childhood data measures are available in NC Which data are disaggregated by race/ethnicity, income, and more Which data are available at the county or school-district level How to navigate the new data dashboard How to access the raw data and/or print reports Click here to register! The interactive, online dashboard of early childhood data measures that…

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June 2020

Early Learning Opportunities in CCIP and Federal CARES Act ESSER Funds

June 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law in December 2015, bolsters federal support for early learning and provides an opportunity to strengthen the birth-through-third grade continuum. The Office of Early Learning and the NC Head Start Collaboration Office at the Department of Public Instruction continue to partner with EducationCounsel and the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) to support LEAs and early childhood community leaders in collaborating to develop the early learning components of the LEA’s ESSA district…

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Eligibility and Enrollment for NC Preschool Programs during COVID-19

June 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

As a result of COVID-19, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (Title I Preschool and the Head Start State Collaboration Office) and the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education (NC Pre-K) are working together to provide guidance related to preschool programs. This interactive webinar reviewed the Eligibility and Enrollment for NC Preschool Programs During COVID-19 guidance and provided recommendations pertaining to preschool eligibility determination and enrollment for the 2020-21 school year.  There was an opportunity for preschool…

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July 2019

Early Learning in CCIP Submission: 2019-20 Update

July 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar walked through our guidance document, which highlights opportunities within CCIP to address early learning strategies and shares examples of specific strategies and language to consider. We also share updates based on the revisions to CCIP for 2019-20.  Presenters included: Danielle Ewen, Senior Policy Advisor, Education Counsel Carla Garrett, Title I Preschool Consultant, Office of Early Learning, NC Department of Public Instruction Mandy Ableidinger, Policy & Practice Leader, NCECF Access webinar recording here. Other webinars and resources on coordinating…

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June 2019

The Intersection Webinar: Building Better Early Childhood Systems through Public/Private Collaboration

June 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Pathways to Grade-Level Reading, NC Early Childhood Action Plan, Every Student Succeeds Act, Preschool Development Grant, Early Childhood Advisory Council, B-3rd Interagency Council, Think Babies, Leandro. There is so much incredible action on early childhood on the state level in North Carolina. Good news: all these initiatives are connected and moving forward together! Mandy Ableidinger of NCECF and our close partner Becki Planchard, Senior Early Childhood Advisor at the NC Department of Health and Human Services, were featured on the…

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May 2019

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Sustainable Scale Webinar: Early Childhood Data Visualization and Use in NC – Special Focus on Home Visiting

May 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

NCECF, along with partners NC DHHS and Child Trends, presented on a national webinar on May 21 through the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading's Sustainable Scale initiative. North Carolina is leveraging cross-agency, cross-sector collaboration to improve early childhood data collection, analysis and use in order to make data-informed decisions at the state and local levels. Through the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading initiative, hundreds of cross-sector partners have co-created a shared set of data measures that matter for early childhood health,…

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