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The Transformation Zone

The North Carolina Early Learning Challenge Transformation Zone is a system change initiative that will work to dramatically improve outcomes for children so that every child comes to kindergarten ready to succeed in school and in life. The project was designed to apply lessons from implementation science in order to build state and local capacity to effectively implement selected early childhood strategies. Four rural counties in northeastern North Carolina were selected to participate in the Transformation Zone: Bertie, Beaufort, Chowan and Hyde.

Each county in the Transformation Zone has a local implementation coach and cross-sector Leadership Team and Implementation Team with representatives from various early childhood agencies that play a critical role in supporting the development of an effective implementation infrastructure. These teams will also provide ‘Practice to Policy Feedback’ so that lessons learned in the Transformation Zone will be used to develop and/or refine early childhood strategies across the state.

For more information about North Carolina’s Transformation Zone Initiative, please see the Transformation Zone Fact Sheet.