North Carolina's Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grant builds on our long history of recognizing that when each child has the opportunity to fulfill his or her potential, we create the best outcomes in education, health and economic well-being for everyone in North Carolina. Through this grant, North Carolina . . .  
Invests in those that shape children's experiences / Values and prioritizes families / Supports rural communities
Values outcomes / Breaks new ground that advances the field of early learning



The latest news about North Carolina’s Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grant

2015 North Carolina Early Childhood Workforce Study Available

Through funding from the Division of Child Development and Early Education, a Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant, Child Care Services Association (CCSA) conducted a statewide survey of the early care and education workforce in North Carolina. 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. Additionally, information gathered from this study is compared to similar studies conducted by CCSA in 2014, 2011 and 2003.

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2015 NC RTT-ELC Grant Partners Meeting Held

Over 120 participants met on December 1st at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center in Raleigh for the 2015 North Carolina Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grant Partners meeting. The event provided the opportunity to update participants on grant accomplishments, progress, plans for 2016, and the grant's impact on early childhood systems building efforts in our State. Lucy Roberts, Early Childhood Policy Advisor for the Office of the Governor and NC RTT-ELC Director, welcomed attendees.

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