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,…

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…

Early Childhood Legislative Preview from EducationNC

The 2021 NC legislative session begins on January 27th. In addition to the normal state budget cycle, the legislature will be divvying up the federal COVID-19 relief funds passed in December by Congress. We recommend this important early childhood Legislative…

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…

Biden Administration’s Priorities Will Impact Children and Families

President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris have shared the top priorities for their administration. They include COVID-19 response, economic recovery, racial equity, and climate change. Many items mentioned in the brief transition website are relevant for North Carolina’s…