EarlyWell Update: Better When I’m Dancing

Mental health has never been more visible than now, a year and a half into the stresses of a global pandemic. While most mental health interventions are aimed at adults and adolescents, the roots of strong mental health for young…

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…

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…

Think Babies™ NC Announces 2021 Prenatal to Age 3 Policy Priorities

The Think BabiesTM NC Alliance recently shared its 2021 Policy Priorities for NC infants, toddlers and their families. The Alliance seeks to ensure that North Carolina’s youngest children, prenatal to age 3, benefit from effective and equitable public policies, programs,…

Register Now for the 2021 Community Resilience Conference

Our partners at Prevent Child Abuse NC are hosting the (virtual) 2021 NC Community Resilience Conference on March 15. Registration is FREE and open now. Learn more and register here. Community leaders in the public health, local government, education, law…