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As school starts back, what does it mean to be ready for kindergarten?

In North Carolina, 43% of 4-year-olds are in some form of licensed child care, whether it is public or private....

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Welcome to Early Bird

Last summer, I started visiting eastern North Carolina and spending time in kindergarten classes. Today, I am launching Early Bird,...

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Coker-Wimberly: Setting kindergarteners up for success starts day one

When children come to the first day of kindergarten, they come with a variety of needs, personalities, abilities, and backgrounds....

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Bailey Elementary: Inside the process of teaching kids to read

Children in Dale Murray’s kindergarten class at Bailey Elementary in Nash County held their thumbs in front of their mouths...

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Halifax principal works to shift behavior, community relationships

In Benjamin Eustice’s first three weeks at Scotland Neck Elementary School in Halifax last spring, he estimated he was involved...

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Q&A: Down East Partnership’s Henrietta Zalkind on early childhood Leandro work

Henrietta Zalkind is the executive director of the Down East Partnership for Children, a 25-year nonprofit that provides resources for...

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Are kindergarten entry assessments worth the trouble?

For the fourth fall, North Carolina’s kindergarten teachers are collecting developmental information for an assessment the state hopes will help...

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A rural start to kindergarten: EdNC explores birth to eight experiences in eastern North Carolina

While reviewing her end-of-year student assessments in May, about half of the names on Dale Murray’s kindergarten class roster were...