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Select Early Childhood Provisions from Governor’s Budget Proposal (2021-2023)

date_range 2021
library_books Report/Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
lightbulb_outline NC Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
lightbulb_outline Think Babies™ NC
attach_file High Quality Early Care and Education
attach_file Social-Emotional Health
attach_file Physical Health
attach_file Early Intervention
attach_file Supports for Families
attach_file Safe at Home
attach_file Regular School Attendance
attach_file State Policy and Practice

Governor Cooper's biennium budget proposal (2021-2023)

Lean In and Listen Up to Family Voices: A New Report to Strengthen Early Childhood Services

date_range 2021
library_books Report/Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
attach_file Social-Emotional Health
attach_file Research-based policies, practices and programs

The Lean In and Listen Up report, released by NCECF and NC Child, provides a window into what families need and want from North Carolina’s social-emotional health ecosystem for babies and young children. The report themes ideas, recommendations, and personal stories from more than 200 interviews and surveys with NC parents of young children. It is intended to be a guide for advocates, policymakers, clinicians, funders, and others interested in improving the systems of care that address social-emotional well-being for babies and young children, from birth to age eight.

This 30-page Overview of Findings report includes quotes from families, disaggregated where possible by race, ethnicity, income and gender. It also describes the methodology and who was interviewed and surveyed. A 6-page Executive Summary and full 120-page Family Voice report with more quotes, detailed analysis and information are also available.

Lean In and Listen Up: How can we strengthen North Carolina’s early intervention, early childhood, and mental health services? Listen to families. (Executive Summary)

date_range 2021
library_books Report/Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
attach_file Social-Emotional Health
attach_file Research-based policies, practices and programs

This is the Executive Summary of the Lean In and Listen Up report, released by NCECF and NC Child, that provides a window into what families need and want from North Carolina’s social-emotional health ecosystem for babies and young children. It shares the themes and a few illustrative quotes from families.

The 30-page Overview of Findings report themes ideas, recommendations, and personal stories from more than 200 interviews and surveys with NC parents of young children. It is intended to be a guide for advocates, policymakers, clinicians, funders, and others interested in improving the systems of care that address social-emotional well-being for babies and young children, from birth to age eight.

A full, 120-page Family Voice report is also available with more quotes from families, detailed analysis and information.

NC Early Childhood Data Sources

date_range 2021
library_books Data tool
library_books Report/Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
lightbulb_outline NC Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
lightbulb_outline Every Student Succeeds Act
attach_file High Quality Early Care and Education
attach_file Healthy Birthweight
attach_file Social-Emotional Health
attach_file Physical Health
attach_file Early Intervention
attach_file Parent-Child Interactions
attach_file Reading with Children
attach_file Supports for Families
attach_file Safe at Home
attach_file Regular School Attendance
attach_file Promotion to Next Grade
attach_file Summer Learning
attach_file State Policy and Practice
attach_file Local Policy and Practice

2-page fact sheet with recommended sources for data on NC young children and families

Early Childhood Data Advisory Council August Meeting Presentation

date_range 2020
library_books Presentation
attach_file Social-Emotional Health
attach_file Supports for Families
attach_file State Policy and Practice

Pathways Data Dashboard

date_range 2020
library_books Data tool
lightbulb_outline Every Student Succeeds Act
lightbulb_outline NC Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
lightbulb_outline Think Babies™ NC
attach_file High Quality Early Care and Education
attach_file Local Policy and Practice
attach_file Healthy Birthweight
attach_file Social-Emotional Health
attach_file Physical Health
attach_file Early Intervention
attach_file Knowledgeable Parents
attach_file Parent-Child Interactions
attach_file Reading with Children
attach_file Supports for Families
attach_file Safe at Home
attach_file Regular School Attendance
attach_file Promotion to Next Grade
attach_file Summer Learning
attach_file State Policy and Practice

The Pathways Data Dashboard includes North Carolina data on more than 60 measures of child development that research shows influence third-grade reading scores. Whenever possible, the dashboard presents data at the state level, compared to national averages; at the county or school district level; by race and ethnicity; by income; by age; and over several years

The Pathways Data Dashboard supports a statewide effort to improve the collection, analysis and use of early childhood data in NC for young children, birth to age eight. It can be used by state and local policymakers, government agencies, community service providers, child advocacy organizations, Smart Start partnerships, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading communities and others to make data-informed decisions about investments in early childhood and changes to policies and practices that affect young children and their families

Request for Proposals for Family Input Consultants

date_range 2020
library_books RFP
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
attach_file Social-Emotional Health
attach_file Early Intervention
attach_file Parent-Child Interactions
attach_file Supports for Families
attach_file Safe at Home
attach_file State Policy and Practice

Request for Proposals for family input consultants for the NC Initiative for Young Children's Social-Emotional Health

Request for Proposals for Racial Equity Consultant

date_range 2020
library_books RFP
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
attach_file Social-Emotional Health
attach_file Parent-Child Interactions
attach_file Supports for Families
attach_file Safe at Home
attach_file Early Intervention
attach_file State Policy and Practice

Request for Proposals for a racial equity consultant for the NC Initiative for Young Children's Social-Emotional Health

Filling The Data Gap: Recommendations for Population-Level Measures of Young Children’s Social-Emotional Health in NC

date_range 2020
library_books Report/Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
attach_file Social-Emotional Health
attach_file Research-based policies, practices and programs

This report shares the recommendations of the Children's Social-Emotional Health data workgroup, which met from September 2019-January 2020. The workgroup was tasked with recommending how North Carolina can best measure young children's social-emotional health at the population level. The workgroup’s results are intended to inform the NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading initiative, NC DHHS’ Early Childhood Action Plan, and state practice around use of early childhood data.

Final April 2020 Budget Summary, with Comparison of Governor, House, Senate Proposals

date_range 2020
library_books Report/Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
lightbulb_outline NC Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
attach_file High Quality Early Care and Education
attach_file Social-Emotional Health
attach_file Physical Health
attach_file Early Intervention
attach_file Supports for Families
attach_file Safe at Home
attach_file Promotion to Next Grade
attach_file State Policy and Practice
attach_file National Research and Policy

Comparison of Governor, House, Senate proposals for use of federal CARES Act funds for COVID-19 relief. Includes final budget allocations.