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May 2019

ESSA Early Learning Office Hours: Coordinating Local Plans

May 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Did you attend an ESSA Early Learning regional meeting in February and are now wondering what the next step is for collaboration in your community? Or maybe you missed the regional meeting and want to kick off local collaborative work? EducationCounsel, the NC Department of Public Instruction and the NC Early Childhood Foundation provided an interactive TA opportunity on May 17th to explore a new resource that can facilitate collaboration with your local early learning partners. Those of you who…

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April 2019

Webinar – Strong Families and Communities for Babies and Toddlers

April 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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.  NCECF and Think Babies™ NC shared where North Carolina is on specific state-level policies that can support babies' and toddlers' families. The webinar: Outlined the Think Babies™ NC initiative and its connection with the Pathways…

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March 2019

Webinar – High-Quality Early Learning Environments for North Carolina Babies and Toddlers

March 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Children’s first three years lay the foundation for future learning, and high-quality child care helps prepare children for school and life success.  NCECF and Think Babies™ NC shared where North Carolina is on specific state-level policies that can support young children’s early learning through high quality early education environments and early intervention services. The webinar: Outlined the Think Babies™ NC initiative and its connection with the Pathways to Grade-Level Reading initiative and the NC Early Childhood Action Plan  Released two…

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February 2019

Webinar – Ensuring Good Health and Development for North Carolina Babies and Toddlers

February 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.  NCECF and Think Babies™ NC shared where North Carolina is on specific state-level policies that can support young children’s physical health, developmental screening and social-emotional health. The webinar: Recapped the NC Early Childhood Summit, which was hosted by the NC Department of Health and Human Services on…

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Webinar – Best Practices in Book Giving Programs

February 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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. NCECF worked with Book Harvest of Durham to create this new guide. With all the skills and know-how of Book Harvest, the guide features nine research-supported best practices in book giving. Book Harvest’s signature initiative, Books on Break, highlights these best practices in…

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January 2019

Webinar – NC CEOs Share Recommendations for NC Pre-K Funding

January 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

On January 17, SAS CEO, Dr. Jim Goodnight, and North Carolina business leaders will help with the release of a new report and recommendations on North Carolina’s funding structure for NC Pre-K to support the program’s expansion. The report is authored by National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER).  PNC Financial Services and SAS commissioned NIEER to study local barriers to NC Pre-K expansion. In 2017, 44 counties declined new expansion funding, even though eligible children were not being served. Again,…

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Webinar – Strengthening Early Learning Systems through the Every Student Succeeds Act

January 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The Department of Public Instruction, the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation, and EducationCounsel will be supporting Local Education Agencies and early learning leaders in collaborating to create aligned strategic plans that meet requirements for all community partners and create an opportunity for meaningful coordination and collaboration.  This webinar will:  Highlight how the Every Student Succeeds Act is a vehicle for strengthening local early childhood systems  Outline the support that will be available to early learning and K-12 leaders to create aligned…

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Webinar – Supporting LEAs in Meeting ESSA Early Learning Opportunities

January 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The Department of Public Instruction, the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation, and EducationCounsel will be supporting Local Education Agencies and early learning leaders in collaborating to create aligned strategic plans that meet requirements for all community partners and create an opportunity for meaningful coordination and collaboration.  This webinar will:  Highlight how the Every Student Succeeds Act is a vehicle for strengthening local early childhood systems Outline the support that will be available to Local Education Agencies and early learning leaders to…

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Webinar – Head Start and the Every Student Succeeds Act

January 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Building a strong foundation for learning takes all of us working together. With its requirements to engage early learning stakeholders and specifically partner with Head Start, ESSA provides an opportunity to collaborate across agencies to support children in fulfilling their potential.  The Department of Public Instruction, the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation, and EducationCounsel is partnering with the NC Head Start Association to host a webinar exclusively for Head Start agencies. The webinar will:  Highlight how the Every Student Succeeds Act…

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Webinar – Think Babies™ NC Policy Agenda and Tools

January 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Does public policy reflect the latest brain science? During the first years of life, babies’ experiences are built into their bodies – shaping brain development and building the foundation for all future learning, behavior and health. Think Babies™ NC is advancing policies that focus on healthy beginnings at birth, supporting families with young children, and making high-quality child care and learning environments more accessible and affordable to all parents who want them. Join us on January 11 at 10 AM for webinar hosted…

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