Spotlight

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Please join us 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. This year's event will be an 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.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Annual Performance Plan (APR) is submitted annually to our federal program officers and details the progress made in each reporting year in project activities and performance measures. NC's 2014 APR was well received by the US Department of Education and the US Department of Health and Human Services. View NC's 2014 APR on our website. Review highlights from NC's APR.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

North Carolina is leading a consortium to develop a new program quality measure for use in a Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (TQRIS). The consortium, led by faculty from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, working with collaborators in Delaware, Kentucky, and Illinois, is developing this new measure to allow for a broader understanding of quality in early care and education programs than is captured with measures currently in use.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The RTT-ELC grant is supporting the development of a NC K-3 Formative Assessment that includes a Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA). With the support of a federal Enhanced Assessment Grant, North Carolina is also leading a consortium, led by the Office of Early Learning, NC Department of Public Instruction, that includes nine other states and three nationally recognized research partners to enhance a state-of-the-art system for assessing young children's learning.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Twenty states have been awarded federal RTT-ELC grants. This pre-conference day focused on replicable innovations, challenges, and strategies that are helping states - and communities - turn the curve for the youngest children, especially those with the highest needs. State leaders from North Carolina participated in presentations and discussions focused on the approaches to foster local-level systems development and how the grant is helping NC serve children with high needs.