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November 2019

2019 Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Stakeholder Meeting

November 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

One hundred Pathways Partners packed into a sold-out room at the offices of Blue Cross Blue Shield NC in Durham to think together about how to operationalize the Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Action Framework. Attendees, representing government agencies, nonprofit organizations, the private sector, foundations, and research institutions: Grounded the conversation in racial equity, learning from and engaging with families as genuine partners in systems change, and taking a cross-sector, birth-through-age-eight approach to early literacy. Heard updates on early childhood data…

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NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading 2019 Stakeholders Meeting

November 22 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

UPDATE: This meeting is full, and we are no longer accepting registrations. The 2019 Pathways stakeholder meeting will be held on Friday, November 22 from 9:30-2 at Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC. It’s been a busy year since we last got together, and we are eager to: Share Pathways' work this year, focused on early childhood data development Hear from all of you on your policy and practice work in the Pathways Action Framework areas and what you see on…

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October 2019

Early Childhood Caucus Meeting

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

A newly formed Early Childhood Caucus at the NC General Assembly met this week to learn about young children in North Carolina from early childhood experts. Muffy Grant, NCECF's Executive Director, shared polling data with the Caucus showing broad bipartisan support among NC voters for investing in early childhood programs and services.  Other presenters included: Whitney Tucker, NC Child, who shared NC data on young children and a brief overview of the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading initiative Dan Tetreault…

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Children’s Social-Emotional Health Data Workgroup-Meeting 2

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Hill Learning Center, Durham, NC

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 second meeting, workgroup members: Participated in a racial equity workshop to develop a shared framework for understanding structural racism and connect the equity frame explicitly to the goals of the workgroup. Reviewed learnings from Child Trends Memo. Considered potential tools/measures in three areas: 1) Screens/assessments, 2) Proxy measures, and 3) Population-level surveys.  Learned more…

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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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