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May 2021

Early Childhood Data Advisory Council Meeting

May 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The NC Early Childhood Data Advisory Council (ECDAC) met virtually on May 27, 2021. See agenda items below: Next Steps for Data Development: The ECDAC selected two affordable, high-quality child care measures as its next areas of focus for data development: 1) Estimated eligible children under age six receiving child care subsidies, disaggregated by race/ethnicity and income, and 2) Families paying ten percent or less of their income on child care, disaggregated by race/ethnicity, income, and age of children. A workgroup will…

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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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February 2021

Early Childhood Data Advisory Council Meeting

February 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The NC Early Childhood Data Advisory Council met virtually on February 23. Rob Morrell, Director of Human Services Business Information & Analytics for DHHS shared progress on updating/enhancing NC's child welfare data system. Rob also shared an update on the pandemic EBT program. Muffy Grant, Executive Director of NCECF presented results from the state’s first survey on how families are navigating child care and work before and during COVID-19, including an economic analysis of the revenue loss to working parents,…

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NCECF Governance Committee Meeting

February 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Meeting via Zoom; Meeting ID: 853 3797 9602 Meeting Materials: Packet of Materials Attachment C Live Recruitment Tracking Spreadsheet Attachment C Recruitment List Excel Spreadsheet Attachment C Board Matrix Excel Spreadsheet

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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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November 2020

Early Childhood Data Advisory Council Meeting

November 9, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The NC Early Childhood Data Advisory Council met virtually on November 9. Council member Dr. Amy Hawn Nelson presented on her national work to develop a toolkit on how to center racial equity in data integration and her work with NCDHHS to develop a data-sharing guidebook. Dr. Crystal Lee Pow Jackson, an Environmental Toxicologist with the NC Division of Public Health, presented on a federal grant the state has just received from the CDC to enhance environmental health data capacity…

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September 2020

September 2020 Governance Committee

September 2, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Please find all the meeting materials that will be referenced in the Committee Meeting:  Meeting Packet Evidence for Charter Document Recommendation 7 Self-Evaluation Cover Note Summary & Recommendations Self-Evaluation Evidence for Charter Document Recommendation 8 Parental Leave Policy Cover Note Parental Leave Policy Recruitment Spreadsheet   Meeting will be held via Zoom Meeting ID: 853 4307 6381 Passcode: 770474

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August 2020

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

August 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), reauthorized the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youths program, which protects and serves homeless students. The amended McKinney-Vento Act adds protections for preschool children and equips local partners with an essential tool for implementing the new provisions in ESSA. ESSA and Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) share the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless children and require Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and Head Start…

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Early Childhood Data Advisory Council Meeting

August 27, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The NC Early Childhood Data Advisory Council met virtually on August 27. Members received updates on relevant early childhood data and policy initiatives, including: Preschool Development Grant (PDG) Early Childhood Integrated Data System (ECIDS) Educational Longitudinal Data System Leandro NC Pre-K NC Early Learning Inventory during COVID-19 DPI Office of Early Learning supports during COVID-19 Pathways Data Dashboard Using Census micro-data to improve National Survey of Children's Health data estimates Council members received an overview of the Children's Social-Emotional Health data…

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