B-3 Council Proposes New Priorities for 2021

A legislative council charged with creating a vision and strategy for a comprehensive birth through third grade education system for North Carolina will focus in 2021 on transitions among preschool and the early grades, supporting mental health and family engagement…

Child Care and Early Learning Still a Bipartisan Issue

Voters – nationally and in NC – want to see their lawmakers investing in early learning and child care. Across political party, race/ethnicity, geography, age, and parental status, voters agree – state and federal lawmakers should be doing more to…

Early Childhood Legislative Preview from EducationNC

The 2021 NC legislative session begins on January 27th. In addition to the normal state budget cycle, the legislature will be divvying up the federal COVID-19 relief funds passed in December by Congress. We recommend this important early childhood Legislative…

Short term COVID relief packages floated today in Washington

The Alliance for Early Success and Education Counsel shared this afternoon that there was movement in Washington today around a possible short-term COVID relief package. There are several possible options on the table: A small bipartisan group of Senators put…

Biden Administration’s Priorities Will Impact Children and Families

President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris have shared the top priorities for their administration. They include COVID-19 response, economic recovery, racial equity, and climate change. Many items mentioned in the brief transition website are relevant for North Carolina’s…

Voters in Seven States Say YES to Fund Children’s Programs

Ballot initiatives don’t receive much reporting outside of the state where they happen. Yet these November 3rd asks of voters in seven states (six at the local level) are worthy of understanding and celebrating. In Multnomah County, Oregon; Colorado; San…