NC ECIDS is the sole source in North Carolina for integrated early childhood data from selected state education, health, and social services programs. For the first time, North Carolina can provide distinct counts of the number of children served between and across these early childhood state programs.
The Transformation Zone is an initiative in four of North Carolina's high need counties in the rural northeastern region (Bertie, Beaufort, Chowan and Hyde). These counties are building system-wide capacity to improve learning and developmental outcomes for young children.
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.
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.
UNC Greensboro has been supported with RTT-ELC funds to offer the Online Master’s Degree with an Emphasis in Early Childhood Leadership and Program Administration as a next step for early childhood education professionals who need additional formal education preparation to meet the demanding knowledge requirements for an administrative and leadership role in the field. The new degree concentration has been such a success that in November the two supporting departments approved moving forward to make the option permanent.