This infographic/fact sheet highlights why military, business and law enforcement leaders are calling for greater investments in young children to ensure our national security, build our economic well-being and reduce crime.
NCECF Executive Director Tracy Zimmerman presented on the NC Pathways to Grade-Level initiative to the Commission.
Brain science continues to advance at an astonishing rate. We now know that children’s earliest experiences are built into their bodies—shaping their brain architecture and biological systems. These experiences build the foundation for future learning and health. Quality child care promotes healthy development and early skill-building.
Who’s Caring for Our Babies, a report by Child Care Services Association, looks at the state of child care for North Carolina’s infants and toddlers. Mary Martin, CCSA Vice President, System Research and Development, shares the report’s findings in this webinar recording, including:
• How available is infant and toddler child care in North Carolina?
• Are infants and toddlers in high quality programs?
• Are families with infants and toddlers benefiting from child care subsidies?
• What do we know about the people educating and caring for infants and toddlers in North Carolina?
• How does where a family lives impact the answers to these questions?
Who’s Caring for Our Babies, a report by Child Care Services Association, looks at the state of child care for North Carolina’s infants and toddlers. Mary Martin, CCSA Vice President, System Research and Development, shares the report’s findings.
NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading (Pathways) partnered with 14 communities in North Carolina to provide input into how to create the best possible future for young children in North Carolina. These conversations brought together a diverse group of professionals working with children birth through age eight in the following counties: Bertie, Beaufort, Cabarrus, Chowan/Perquimans, Durham, Forsyth, New Hanover, Onslow, Orange, Union, Wake, Watauga, Yadkin and Yancey counties.
291 participants attended the second round of Community Conversation meetings between February 12 - March 14, 2018. Of the 191 participants who attended meetings that were evaluated, 66% completed the evaluation survey electronically or via hard copy.
Community conversations were held between August 7th and September 14, 2017 across 14 North Carolina communities, reaching 298 participants. This report provides an analysis of the key points and trends identified across the 14 meetings.
Child- and family-service providers from 13 counties from across the state met in their communities in February and March to provide input into the Pathways to Grade Level Reading Initiative. This report provides an analysis of the
key points and trends identified across the meetings.
In 1993, The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc. was created to lead Smart Start. Today, 75 partnerships use public and private funds to serve all 100 counties. A complete list with contact information is available at this link.
The North Carolina Partnership for Children (NCPC) administers Smart Start. NCPC ensures fiscal and programmatic accountability, and coordinates a statewide network to create better outcomes for children and families. This link takes you to the NCPC Staff Directory.