Watch Starting at Zero Film for Free This Month

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Week of the Young Child (April 10-16) and emphasize the importance of early learning, the Saul Zaentz Charitable Foundation, Firestarter Interactive, The Hunt Institute, and Smart Start/NC Partnership for Children have partnered to…

Farewell to Mandy Ableidinger, NCECF’s Deputy Director

Friends of NCECF, It is with mixed emotions that I am informing you that Mandy Ableidinger will be leaving NCECF to join the Alliance for Early Success as a Senior Policy Director. I am positively thrilled for her, AND we…

B-3 Council Proposes New Priorities for 2021

A legislative council charged with creating a vision and strategy for a comprehensive birth through third grade education system for North Carolina will focus in 2021 on transitions among preschool and the early grades, supporting mental health and family engagement…

Let’s Get Ready! Guide for Families with Rising Kindergarteners

The NC Department of Public Instruction’s Office of Early Learning (OEL) released a new resource for families and caregivers to help support their child’s transition to kindergarten. The Let’s Get Ready! Guide: Uses a whole child approach, building upon the…

Help Us Create the Pathways Action Map!

The NC Early Childhood Foundation is excited to continue the bold work of the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Initiative (Pathways) with the development of the Pathways Action Map; a new online tool to help drive action in North Carolina.…