Federal early childhood laws, policies and regulations impact state and local actions in North Carolina. National research and innovation can be tailored to fit state and local needs. The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation brings national news home to North Carolina in two ways:
Translating federal policy
We help North Carolina better understand the impact of federal legislative and administrative early childhood policy on the state and local communities by:
- Tracking and analyzing federal early childhood budgets and funding decisions
- Understanding federal policy and regulation changes and determining the likely impact on state and local policy, practice and programs
- Sharing evaluations of federal programs and services and communicating how they impact early literacy and child and family well-being.
Applying a North Carolina lens to national research
We help North Carolina and local communities learn about national early childhood research and innovation and apply it to state and local context by:
- Summarizing and analyzing new national research and innovative ideas
- Dissecting national publications to highlight how North Carolina is doing on key early childhood issues over time and compared with other states
- Asking probing questions about how North Carolina can benefit from new knowledge and innovative thinking happening across the country
- Communicating how new research and ideas impact early literacy and child and family well-being
Sign-on Letter CCDBG, January 2018
The Bipartisan Policy Center sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to double the funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) for children ages birth
ESSA and Early Childhood: Exploring What's Possible
This presentation was shared at regional meetings held in January 2018 to support collaboration between LEAs and early learning leaders in developing birth-through-eight strategies for district ESSA plans.
North Carolina Speaks: Investing in Early Childhood Education is a Top Priority (2014)
2015 Alert to Candidates: Cost and Quality of Child Care is a Cross-Cutting Issue
The fact sheet outlines the high cost of child care, the challenges in accessing high quality child care, the impact on business, the low pay for early childhood teachers, and who pays for child care.