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ISSUE BRIEF: In Search of a New Business Model for Infant and Toddler Child Care

date_range 2019
library_books Report/Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
lightbulb_outline Think Babies™ NC
attach_file High Quality Early Care and Education
attach_file Supports for Families

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

date_range 2019
library_books Report/Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
lightbulb_outline Think Babies™ NC
attach_file High Quality Early Care and Education
attach_file Early Intervention

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.

Governor’s Budget Overview for the 2019-21 Biennium

date_range 2019
library_books Report/Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
lightbulb_outline Think Babies™ NC
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
lightbulb_outline Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
attach_file High Quality Early Care and Education
attach_file Healthy Birthweight
attach_file Physical Health
attach_file Supports for Families
attach_file Safe at Home
attach_file State Policy and Practice

An overview of birth-through-eight provisions in Governor Cooper's 2019-21 budget proposal.

ISSUE BRIEF: Ensuring Good Health and On-Track Development for North Carolina Babies and Toddlers

date_range 2019
library_books Report/Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
lightbulb_outline Think Babies™ NC
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
attach_file Healthy Birthweight
attach_file Social-Emotional Health
attach_file Physical Health
attach_file Early Intervention
attach_file Safe at Home
attach_file State Policy and Practice

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.

Presentation of Pathways to the NC State Board of Education (audio)

date_range 2019
library_books Presentation
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
attach_file High Quality Early Care and Education

Audio file of NCECF presenting the Pathways process and Action Framework to the NC State Board of Education in February 2019.

Rockingham County Eggs and Issues Breakfast Presentation

date_range 2019
library_books Presentation
lightbulb_outline Family Forward NC
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
lightbulb_outline Think Babies™ NC

NCECF presented the keynote address at the Rockingham County Eggs and Issues Elected Officials Breakfast on February 8th, 2019.

NC State Board of Education Presentation

date_range 2019
library_books Presentation
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
attach_file High Quality Early Care and Education

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.

Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Action Framework

date_range 2019
library_books Report/Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
attach_file High Quality Early Care and Education
attach_file Social-Emotional Health
attach_file Early Intervention
attach_file Parent-Child Interactions
attach_file Supports for Families
attach_file Regular School Attendance

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.

Data Analyst and Evaluation Consultant

date_range 2019
library_books RFP
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading

RFP for Data Analyst and Evaluation Consultant for 2019.

Preschool Development Grant Project Manager and Facilitator

date_range 2019
library_books RFP
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading

RFP for Preschool Development Grant Project Manager and Facilitator for 2019.