This issue brief translates two national papers for North Carolina, examining the prevalence of infant and toddler child care deserts in the state and estimating the cost of infant and toddler child care as a portion of median income. The brief also provides some policies to consider to address these issues.
ISSUE BRIEF: Building High-Quality Early Care and Education Environments for North Carolina Babies and Toddlers
This issue brief shares the results of a self-assessment of state-level policies around supporting babies' and toddlers' early learning and development. Research demonstrates that when these policies are in place, babies and toddlers are more likely to thrive.
An overview of birth-through-eight provisions in Governor Cooper's 2019-21 budget proposal.
This issue brief shares the results of a self-assessment of state-level policies around supporting babies' and toddlers' health and on-track development. Research demonstrates that when these policies are in place, babies and toddlers are more likely to thrive.
Audio file of NCECF presenting the Pathways process and Action Framework to the NC State Board of Education in February 2019.
NCECF presented the keynote address at the Rockingham County Eggs and Issues Elected Officials Breakfast on February 8th, 2019.
NCECF presented to the State Board of Education on the importance of focusing on the birth-through-age-eight period as a time of rapid brain development, the Pathways to Grade-Level Reading process, the importance of using a racial equity lens, and the recommendations in the Action Framework.
Hundreds of North Carolina leaders have worked across sectors, geography, and the political aisle to co-create a blueprint for North Carolina to improve a key developmental milestone for young children—reading on grade-level by the end of third grade. The NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Action framework outlines expectations for the state’s child and family serving systems and actions to support children’s social-emotional health, ensure high quality birth-through-age-eight early learning environments, and create the conditions for every child to be in school every day.
RFP for Data Analyst and Evaluation Consultant for 2019.
RFP for Preschool Development Grant Project Manager and Facilitator for 2019.