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North Carolina's Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge Grant built 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 . . .

  • Invested in those that shape children's experiences

  • Built consensus around our values and prioritized families

  • Supported rural communities

  • Focused on outcomes

  • Broke new ground that advanced
    the field of early learning

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

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

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.