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Early Childhood Data Gaps Analysis – Health

date_range 2019
library_books Meeting Material
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 State Policy and Practice

The NC Early Childhood Data Advisory Council was formed to provide strategic direction and use its influence and decision-making authority to improve the quality and scope of early childhood data collection, and to support widespread analysis and use of early childhood data by policymakers and other decision-makers.

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.

Public Health Leaders’ Conference Presentation

date_range 2019
library_books Presentation
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 State Policy and Practice

NCECF presented on the Pathways model at the 2019 Public Health Leaders' Conference in Raleigh.

Think Babies™ Fact Sheet: Accommodations for Pregnant Employees

date_range 2019
library_books Report/Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
lightbulb_outline Think Babies™ NC
attach_file Healthy Birthweight
attach_file Physical Health
attach_file State Policy and Practice

Supporting pregnant women at work reduces infant mortality, improves maternal and infant health, and reduces doctor and hospital visits. When children have good health in utero and good birth outcomes, they are more likely to have good physical health and on-track development during childhood and throughout life.

Opportunity for All? North Carolina’s Babies and Toddlers of Color

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 Physical Health
attach_file Supports for Families
attach_file Healthy Birthweight

During the first years of life, babies’ experiences are built into their bodies—shaping the brain’s architecture and building the foundation for future learning, behavior and health. Yet current and historic laws, policies and practices—both official and unofficial—have created and maintain widespread barriers to opportunity and success for babies and toddlers of color.

This brief disaggregates data on key NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading shared measures of success to shine a light on the current disparities in outcomes—and opportunity—among groups of young children and their families.

Research Basis for Pathways Measures of Success Framework

date_range 2017
library_books Report/Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
attach_file Regular School Attendance
attach_file Healthy Birthweight
attach_file Physical Health
attach_file Early Intervention
attach_file Social-Emotional Health
attach_file Oral Health
attach_file School Climate
attach_file Supports for Families
attach_file Knowledgeable Parents
attach_file Parent-Child Interactions
attach_file Reading with Children
attach_file Promotion to Next Grade
attach_file High Quality Early Care and Education

This resource provides data definitions of the Measures of Success and shares the research for each measure, demonstrating the connections between the measures and third-grade reading proficiency. A list of sources is included for each group of measures.

Investing in North Carolina’s Healthy Future

date_range 2017
library_books Report/Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
lightbulb_outline First 2000 Days
lightbulb_outline Local Financing for Early Learning
attach_file Healthy Birthweight
attach_file Physical Health
attach_file Early Intervention
attach_file Social-Emotional Health
attach_file Oral Health

A fact sheet to highlights the interconnectedness of health and learning.

What Works for Third Grade Reading: Healthy Birthweight

date_range 2017
library_books Report/Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
attach_file Healthy Birthweight

considers why a healthy birthweight matters for third grade reading proficiency, outlines its connections with other factors that impact early literacy, and highlights options that have been shown to move the needle on low birthweight and premature births. It is one of 12 new working papers that offer research-based policy, practice and program options to states and communities working to improve third grade reading proficiency.

What Works for Third Grade Reading: An Overview of the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading

date_range 2017
library_books Report/Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
lightbulb_outline Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
attach_file Safe at Home
attach_file Regular School Attendance
attach_file Summer Learning
attach_file Healthy Birthweight
attach_file Physical Health
attach_file Early Intervention
attach_file Social-Emotional Health
attach_file Oral Health
attach_file School Climate
attach_file Supports for Families
attach_file Knowledgeable Parents
attach_file Parent-Child Interactions
attach_file Reading with Children
attach_file Promotion to Next Grade
attach_file High Quality Early Care and Education

The paper provides an introduction to a series of 12 working papers that offer research-based policy, practice and program options to states and communities working to improve third grade reading proficiency. Read this document first before delving into the papers.