At the local level, policies that affect young children and families happen through the implementation of federal and state laws. Finding new ways to address critical issues and needs also happens at the local level where on-the-ground decision-making can spark innovation and different ways of thinking about solutions.

The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation supports local implementation of federal and state laws and policies through:

  • Curating, synthesizing and sharing practices and policies proven to improve children’s outcomes on the measures that matter for early literacy and well-being.
  • Promoting actionable strategies and providing practical guidance about what communities can do to advance progress on young children’s literacy and well-being.
  • Supporting the convening of community organizations to promote alignment of their work for greater impact.
  • Promoting innovation through sharing successful local strategies from across the country.

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