COVID-19 Exacerbates Inequities in Early Childhood Education

NC Early Childhood Foundation’s Executive Director, Muffy Grant, had the opportunity to discuss the decline in preschool and kindergarten enrollment that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for families with incomes below $25,000 dollars. In the interview, Muffy…

Learning Happens Everywhere, All Summer Long!

While learning loss estimates due to the pandemic may differ, there is agreement that children need to keep learning all summer long. Parents still need support to keep their children learning during the summer, especially to tackle learning loss associated…

North Carolina Has 361,000 Babies. How Are They Doing?

National early childhood organization ZERO TO THREE recently released their State of Babies Yearbook: 2021. The report compares national and state-by-state data on the well-being of infants and toddlers in three domains: good health, strong families, and positive early learning…

A Snapshot of Well-Being of North Carolina’s Children

Each year NC Child reports on the state of children’s well-being in NC based on publicly available data. Their 2021 data dashboard provides a snapshot of how our children (2.4 million from birth to age 18) were faring before the…