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What Are Local Funding Options?

This report from the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation highlights local funding mechanisms that are currently available, or could become available, in North Carolina and how to determine which option is the best fit for your community.

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North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation
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When Brain Science Meets Public Policy: Strategies for Building Executive Function Skills in the Early Years

This white paper from the Institute for Child Success explores the development of executive functioning skills in young children that are critical for success later in life, identifies evidence-based and promising practices that foster them, and suggests four strategic opportunities for policymakers looking to support young children in this area.

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Institute for Child Success
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Why aren’t kids a policy priority? The cultural mindsets and attitudes that keep kids off the public agenda

In partnership with Leading for Kids and with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Children’s Hospital Association, the FrameWorks Institute is engaging in research to understand the cultural barriers to prioritizing children in policymaking and to develop a new narrative that can help put children’s wellbeing more squarely on the public and policymaking agendas.

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FrameWorks Institute
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Working in Early Care and Education in North Carolina: 2019 Workforce Study

Child Care Services Association (CCSA), with funding from the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE), conducted a statewide survey of the early care and education workforce in North Carolina in February 2019. This study provides comprehensive data on teachers, assistant teachers, and directors in early care and education centers and on the licensed early care and education programs in which they work. The data for this study were collected prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Child Care Services Association
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