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Statewide Birth-5 Needs Assessment

The North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education is funding a statewide Birth-5 Needs Assessment (B-5 NA) as part of an initial federal requirement of the Preschool Development Grant (PDG). The B-5 NA will be used in developing a statewide strategic plan and will draw from other recent needs assessments. As part of the B-5 NA, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will complete a statewide B-5 NA to inform DCDEE of ongoing needs for planning to strengthen the early childhood system.

The B-5 NA will be a written report and will focus on five major topics as required by the PDG: 1) data needs; 2) quality and availability of early childhood education (ECE) services; 3) availability and usefulness of information for families; 4) transitions to public school; and 5) collaboration and coordination across the early childhood system. The report will be due July 1, 2019. After that date, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will participate in state planning efforts based on the findings of the Needs Assessment.

Award(s)

Funding Agency:  

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Funding Period:  

03/01/2019 to 01/31/2020

Award Amount:  

$524,935

Staff

Ximena Franco, Principal Investigator
Doré R. LaForett, Co-Principal Investigator
Noreen M. Yazejian, Senior Research Scientist
Christine Coster Harradine, Technical Assistance Specialist
Sandra L. Soliday Hong, Research Scientist
Christina M. Kasprzak, Senior Technical Assistance Specialist
Katy McCullough, Technical Assistance Specialist
Sherri Britt Williams, Technical Assistance Specialist
Allison C. De Marco, Advanced Research Scientist

Publications and Other Resources

Published: February 2020 Type: Reports and Policy Briefs