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September 2019

NC Early Childhood Data Advisory Council Meeting 2

September 25 @ 12:00 am

The NC Early Childhood Data Advisory Council was formed to provide strategic direction and use its influence and decision-making authority to improve the quality and scope of early childhood data collection, and to support widespread analysis and use of early childhood data by policymakers and other decision-makers. At the second meeting, the Council members heard updates on early childhood data work in North Carolina, including the Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Initiative, the Early Childhood Action Plan, the Preschool Development Grant,…

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Children’s Social-Emotional Health Data Workgroup – Meeting 1

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The data workgroup is recommending a measure or portfolio of measures to capture capture young children’s social-emotional health and development at the population level. At the first meeting, participants: Understood the goals and objectives of the workgroup Learned about the context of the Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Measures of Success Framework, and the NC Early Childhood Action Plan Were introduced to a racial equity lens, through which the work will be viewed Discussed key issues for measuring young children's social-emotional health  Learned about…

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August 2019

Child Development at Kindergarten Entry Data Workgroup – Meeting 4

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The data workgroup is recommending a measure or set of measures to capture children’s development at kindergarten entry at the population level. At the last meeting, participants: Reviewed and synthesized work to date Reviewed Child Trends resource Discussed and made final recommendations

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July 2019

Child Development at Kindergarten Entry Data Workgroup – Meeting 3

July 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The data workgroup is recommending a measure or set of measures to capture children’s development at kindergarten entry at the population level. At the third meeting, participants: Reviewed key themes from small group work in previous meeting Reviewed racial equity lens Discussed what constructs and indicators within the five domains of child development to describe Reviewed assessment tools

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Early Learning in CCIP Submission: 2019-20 Update

July 16 @ 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 @ 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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Child Development at Kindergarten Entry Data Workgroup – Meeting 2

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The data workgroup is recommending a measure or set of measures to capture children’s development at kindergarten entry at the population level. At the second meeting, participants: Were reminded of the workgroup goals and process Refreshed their memory on the racial equity lens, on which they received a training on May 20 Did a visioning exercise on ideal measures of child development at kindergarten entry in small groups Learned about the developing Healthy and Ready to Learn National Outcome Measure…

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May 2019

ESSA Early Learning Coordination and Collaboration Virtual TA Sessions

May 30 - July 8

The NC Department of Public Instruction, NC Early Childhood Foundation and EducationCounsel continue to offer support for Local Education Agencies (LEAs), Head Start programs and early learning leaders to explore new opportunities made possible through ESSA for birth to third grade alignment, accountability, and funding as well as meeting the requirements for coordination.  As part of this initiative, we are offering local teams one-on-one virtual TA. Whether you are just starting to collaborate with your local early learning partners or…

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

May 21 @ 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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Racial Equity Training for Data Workgroups

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Members of the Early Childhood Data Advisory Council and the Child Development at Kindergarten Entry data workgroup participated in a racial equity training opportunity with CounterPart Consulting, exploring how to use a racial equity lens when making high-level decisions about data collection, analysis and use. 

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