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Parents: Here’s what to know about child care as North Carolina reopens and reports COVID-19 clusters

Sixty-six percent of all licensed child care facilities are now open in North Carolina, compared with 43% in April, according...

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Community colleges work to strengthen early childhood teacher pipeline

At the beginning of this year, Fren’Tres McGhee, an early childhood teacher and student at Central Piedmont Community College, was...

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Districts will choose what reading assessments they use next year. Why and how?

After a year of controversy and a legal battle over what company North Carolina would use to test its early...

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Task force finalizes recommendations with aim to improve reading outcomes

The State Board of Education Literacy Task Force unanimously approved its recommendations Monday on changes the state should make to...

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NC Child releases annual indicators of children’s well-being for all 100 counties

NC Child, a nonprofit organization that focuses on issues that affect young children, has released its 2020 County Data Cards...

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Task force’s work on improving reading instruction to go before State Board next week

The State Board of Education Literacy Task Force is zeroing in on its final recommendations for how reading instruction should...

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Home visiting without home visiting: Programs adapt and support families — but with limited reach

Julie Smith, a licensed counselor for Child First, an intensive home visiting program that provides mental health support to young...

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NC should measure children’s social and emotional health, a report says. Here’s how.

Experts in children’s health are worried about the COVID-19 ordeal’s potential effects on young brains. Especially in the earliest years...

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DHHS grants will help child care centers that remained open or are reopening

Financial relief could come as soon as next week for child care centers that have been caring for children despite...

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Child care centers say they’re still in need as they reopen to working parents

Child care centers remain in the challenging position of supporting North Carolina’s working parents with insufficient resources, center leaders and...

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Perspective | NC Pre-K slips in national rankings as COVID-19 crisis underscores need

NC Pre-K is serving the same percentage of the state’s 4-year-olds that it was 10 years ago, and the program...

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Here are a literacy task force’s initial ideas on bettering the teaching of reading

A team of education leaders, charged with recommending improvements to reading instruction in classrooms across North Carolina, is refining its...