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AttendaNCe Counts: How Schools and Local Communities are Reducing Chronic Absence in North Carolina

date_range 2019
library_books Report/Fact Sheet/Issue Brief
attach_file High Quality Early Care and Education
attach_file Regular School Attendance

NCECF's 2019 AttendaNCe Counts report outlines results from a survey through EducationNC’s Reach NC Voices platform of 1,500 NC parents, preschool staff, elementary school staff and community providers. Respondents shared their impressions of their local attendance policies and practices, including around school environment, family engagement, communication, working with community partners, staff capacity, accuracy of attendance data and more.

Resource: Collaborative Action Planning Meeting Agendas

date_range 2019
library_books Meeting Material
lightbulb_outline Every Student Succeeds Act
lightbulb_outline Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
lightbulb_outline Pathways to Grade-Level Reading
attach_file High Quality Early Care and Education
attach_file Local Policy and Practice
attach_file State Policy and Practice

Use these detailed internal meeting agendas to bring together your local early learning partners in order to align your strategic planning efforts and collaborate on your shared community action plan.

Presentation for ESSA Early Learning Office Hours: Coordinating Local Plans

date_range 2019
library_books Presentation
lightbulb_outline Every Student Succeeds Act
attach_file High Quality Early Care and Education
attach_file Local Policy and Practice
attach_file State Policy and Practice

ESSA Early Learning Problems of Practice and Strategies for Action

date_range 2019
library_books Meeting Material
lightbulb_outline Every Student Succeeds Act
attach_file High Quality Early Care and Education
attach_file Local Policy and Practice
attach_file Social-Emotional Health
attach_file Supports for Families

LEA/Head Start Coordination Guidance

date_range 2019
library_books Meeting Material
lightbulb_outline Every Student Succeeds Act
attach_file High Quality Early Care and Education
attach_file Social-Emotional Health
attach_file Early Intervention
attach_file Supports for Families

Guidance for NC school districts, Head Starts and other early learning partners about coordination required under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the Head Start Act.

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.

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.

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.