COVID-19 Resources for the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Field

Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child has developed an extensive list of national resources to support the ECE field during the COVID 19 pandemic.  You can find the resources here.
In addition, you can find helpful NC COVID-19 Early Childhood resources through the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education and the NC Child Care Health and Safety Resource Center and the NC Early Education Coalition

The Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Education Profession

The Unifying Framework for the Early Childhood Education Profession was developed over the last three years by a task force of 15 leading national organizations, including the National Association for the Education of Young Children, which facilitated this collective effort. Together, these organizations, which represent members of the early childhood field working across states, settings, and age bands, partnered with a diverse range of stakeholders and more than 11,000 individuals to produce the Unifying Framework.  Learn more about the Power to the Profession initiative here.

Your Voice Counts

The NC Early Education Coalition (Coalition) is the only statewide advocacy coalition dedicated to promoting high quality, accessible and affordable child care in NC.

Through research and advocacy, the Coalition builds partners with early childhood educators, early care and education providers, Smart Start, child care resource and referrals agencies, higher education and others to improve programs and policies and/or increase funding for low income families through child care subsidy, scholarships and wage supplements for early educators, NC Pre-K, Smart Start and more.  Learn how you can become involved and become a member of the Coalition.

What’s Happening?

NCICDP’s 2020 Lean In and Learn Virtual Webinar Event

Equity, Bias and Social Justice in Early Childhood Education:  Challenges and Opportunities

December 4, 2020 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM EST

This exciting session will provide perspectives from both state and national presenters, touching on 3 important topics:  (1) how we look inward to recognize bias in our own lives and how that can affect our own practice, (2) how research has highlighted the impact of bias on young children and any strategies that can make a difference, and then (3) how we should be working towards a time where all our young children have access to an equitable future.

For more information and registration details, see the 2020 NCICDP Webinar Flyer

2019 NC Child Care Workforce Study

The 2019 NC Child Care Workforce Study, led by Child Care Services Association (CCSA) with funding from the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE),was published in September 2020.  Data were collected from programs in all 100 counties across the state. Find out more about the ECE Workforce in NC as well as comparisons from similar studies in previous years.



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