NORTH CAROLINA EARLY CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION INC

Raleigh, NC   |  www.buildthefoundation.org

Mission

To marshal North Carolina’s great people, ideas and achievements to build a foundation of opportunity and success for every child by the end of third grade.

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Muffy Grant

Main address

514 Daniels Street, #173

Raleigh, NC 27605 USA

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EIN

45-3971534

NTEE code info

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (B19)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Each child can have the opportunity to be on track by third grade with aligned policies and practices rooted in child development, including health and development on track beginning at birth, supported and supportive families and communities, and high-quality birth-through-eight learning environments with regular attendance.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Promoting Understanding

We engage business, faith, law enforcement, economic development and other community leaders as early childhood champions to effectively communicate the broad societal impact of policies that affect early development and learning.

Population(s) Served

We lead and support state and local collaborations – bringing together health, family support, early learning and education leaders across government, policy, private, nonprofit, philanthropic and research sectors – that are advancing a shared vision and coordinated strategies for maximum impact for children and families.

Population(s) Served

We provide policymakers, advocates, business leaders and the public with research and analysis about the impact of current and proposed federal and state birth-to-eight policy and innovations proven to achieve results for young children.

Population(s) Served

A movement to ensure that all North Carolina children are reading on grade level by the end of third grade.

Population(s) Served

An innovative, business-led initiative to improve children’s health and well-being and keep businesses competitive by increasing access to family-friendly workplace practices.

Population(s) Served

Mobilizing communities to ensure that more children from low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career and civic engagement.

Population(s) Served

A collaboration to develop early learning components for the state and district-level ESSA plans.

Population(s) Served

The first toolkit nationwide to support local communities in pursuing local, public investments in early childhood.

Population(s) Served

An open source campaign that provides presentations and supporting materials for communities across NC and the country to start early childhood advocacy campaigns.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We work to promote understanding, spearhead collaboration, and advance policies to ensure each North Carolina child is on track for lifelong success by the end of third grade.

Much of this work happens through our initiatives:

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
Early Learning and The Every Student Succeeds Act
Family Forward NC
First 2000 Days
Local Funding for Early Learning
NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading

We are boldly positive. The best way to make positive change happen is to believe it is possible and achievable, illuminate paths forward, and back it up with real results.

We promote what works. We promote policies and programs grounded in research. We use data and research to pinpoint problems, identify promising solutions and engage in continuous quality improvement. We hold ourselves accountable for making measurable progress and aligning our work with other efforts to improve third grade outcomes.

We support state and local solutions. Progress on third grade achievement takes sustained state and local effort and investment. We help identify and create leverage points and accelerate change.

We are appreciative and inclusive leaders. We believe the best results are achieved when we tap into the potential and positive energy of diverse perspectives and cultures. We value and respect differing opinions and contributions, and actively seek to include them in our work.

We are intentional and grateful partners. North Carolina has a wealth of great leaders and organizations working to improve outcomes for children. We seek to add value by prioritizing communication and creating opportunities for shared learning, problem solving, credit and successes.

In NCECF's first 5 years, 2013-2018, we built bipartisan support for investments in children’s early learning, we’ve engaged with business, community, education and government and policy leaders to inspire them to collaborate on shared measures and actions to support child health, education and well-being, and we’ve helped influence policy change to achieve results for young children.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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NORTH CAROLINA EARLY CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 10/7/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Easter Maynard

Investors Management Corporation

Harold Sellars

Patti Gillenwater

Elinvar

Peggy Wang

Pricewaterhouse Cooper

Sheresa Blanchard

ECU Department of Human Development and Family Science

Eric Bracy

Sampson County Schools

Peggy Carter

Tracey Greene-Washington

Indigo Innovation Group

Matty Lazo-Chadderton

NC Governor’s Office, Public Engagement

Cheryl Parquet

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Banu Valladares

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool

Jennifer Vu

Wake Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Munro Richardson

Read Charlotte

Sherry Franklin

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes