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…

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,…

Lifting Up Family Engagement and Leadership Every Month of the Year

This year, Governor Cooper proclaimed November as Family Engagement Month. His recognition reminds us what we already know to be true—that families are children’s first and most important teachers, advocates, and nurturers. Parents and family members are also leaders with…

New Pathways Data Dashboard Video Tutorial Available

Click here to access a new 20-minute video tutorial on how to navigate the brand-new Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Data Dashboard.  The Pathways Data Dashboard supports a statewide effort to improve the collection, analysis and use of early childhood data…

New Resource: Early Childhood Data Dashboard

Raleigh, NC (June 29, 2020) – An interactive, online dashboard of early childhood data measures that influence third-grade reading was released today by the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF), as part of the Pathways to Grade-Level Reading (Pathways) initiative.…

Requests for Proposals for Racial Equity and Family Input Consultants

NCECF and NC Child released two requests for proposals (RFPs) to support the NC Initiative for Young Children’s Social-Emotional Health. The initiative will hire a racial equity consultant and family input consultants. Applications are due June 19. The initiative seeks…

Upcoming Podcast from Harvard Center on the Developing Child

NCECF recently shared some infographics and short videos from the Harvard Center on the Developing Child as quick and easy explanations of child development, trauma, and social-emotional health and learning.  Below is some information about an upcoming podcast from the…