COVID-19 Exacerbates Inequities in Early Childhood Education

NC Early Childhood Foundation’s Executive Director, Muffy Grant, had the opportunity to discuss the decline in preschool and kindergarten enrollment that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly for families with incomes below $25,000 dollars. In the interview, Muffy…

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…

2020: Impact Through Changing Times

There’s no denying it – 2020 made us sit back (literally) and forced us to redesign and rethink a future so that we could respond to the many critical needs in our community. We are all working together to move…

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…