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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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Supporting Local Coordination and Collaboration for ReOpening Preschool Programs

August 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The preschool years are unique and require differentiated attention from upper elementary, middle, and high school grades. As a result of COVID-19, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, including Title I Preschool, Exceptional Children’s Preschool and the Head Start State Collaboration Office, are partnering with the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education, including NC Pre-K, to provide support to preschool programs. This virtual meeting shared preschool reopening plans and offered attendees a chance to ask questions.…

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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

NCECF June Board Meeting

June 19, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Please find all the meeting materials that will be referenced in the June Board Meeting:  Meeting Materials Attachment B1 Recruitment Spreadsheet Powerpoint Presentation

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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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