This report highlights more than two years of work to foster better birth-through-third grade
alignment across North Carolina by encouraging inclusion of early childhood strategies in the
North Carolina state and local district plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
This webinar highlighted the opportunities within CCIP to address early learning strategies and share examples of specific strategies and language to consider. The content was developed for Local Education Agencies staff. Presenters included Danielle Ewen, Senior Policy Advisor, Education Counsel and Carla Garrett, Title I Preschool Consultant, Office of Early Learning, NC Department of Public Instruction.
This presentation highlights the opportunities within CCIP to address early learning strategies and share examples of specific strategies and language to consider.
This document is designed to support Local Education Agencies as they develop their ESSA plan. It outlines opportunities throughout the 2018 Consolidated Application to include activities to support young children’s development beginning at birth. We recommend that district leaders review the application and this document with early childhood leaders in their community to develop a strong, coordinated plan that supports optimal development for all children in the community.
Local Education Agencies (LEAs) will be submitting in August their district plans for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA bolsters federal support for early learning and provides an opportunity to strengthen the birth-through-third grade continuum – a critical strategy to improve third grade reading proficiency. The North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation has been partnering with the Office of Early Learning and the NC Head Start Collaborative Office at the Department of Public Instruction to support LEAs and early childhood community leaders in collaborating to develop the early learning components of the LEA’s ESSA district plans.
This webinar will:
• Recap briefly the early learning opportunities in ESSA
• Share questions to prompt conversation with LEAs
• Outline the timeline for district plan ESSA submission
• Describe the process districts use to submit plans
• Provide examples of specific early learning strategies and language for LEAs to consider
• Discuss action steps early learning leaders can take to engage LEAs as partners
This presentation recap briefly the early learning opportunities in ESSA, outlines the timeline for district plan ESSA submission, describes the process districts use to submit plans, and provides examples of specific early learning strategies and language for LEAs to consider.
A summary of some of the areas in which funds may or must be used to support early learning. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of early learning opportunities under the ESEA, nor does it include all of the specific requirements for each program.
This presentation was shared at regional meetings held in January 2018 to support collaboration between LEAs and early learning leaders in developing birth-through-eight strategies for district ESSA plans.
This fact sheet highlights North Carolina examples of counties and municipalities using local dollars to invest in early learning.