Spotlight

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Quarter 2 Report details all activity that occured within the grant from April to June of 2014, with an additional in depth section about the Transformation Zone.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

North Carolina completed and released its revised Early Learning and Development Standards in 2013 (titled NC Foundations for Early Learning and Development). Training and professional development for early childhood educators has been a focus in the Race to the Top–Early Learning Challenge grant. A .5 CEU course has been developed and train the trainer sessions have been scheduled through the Child Care Resource and Referral Network to ensure a broad dissemination, awareness and utilization of the revised Foundations document.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The North Carolina Partnership for Children, a state partner working with the Early Learning Challenge grant, led the Faith-Based Engagement initiative. Faith-Based Engagement was designed to reach out to faith-based child care programs to discuss and support their possible inclusion in the TQRIS system. All four Regional Faith Summits have been completed. Over 500 faith and early childhood leaders attended.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

This Activity is part of the Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant Project 8: Enhanced Professional Development. The purpose of this Activity was to create a 5 hour course, “Choosing and Using an Appropriate Curriculum and Formative Assessment Tool”, to train early childhood professional development coordinators, technical assistance quality improvement providers, and other Child Care Resource and Referral professionals as trainers and to make this training widely available to early are and education providers across the state.

Monday, March 4, 2013

The RTT-ELC grant has provided the opportunity for the Department of Public Instruction to take a new approach to North Carolina’s Kindergarten Entry Assessment (KEA). As required by the grant, this approach will: