Governor Pat McCrory has signed an executive order to re-establish the North Carolina Early Childhood Advisory Council (NCECAC), creating a comprehensive early childhood website in tandem with the order.
"The quality of care during early childhood can often determine the level of success a person achieves later in life," Governor McCrory said. "The state of North Carolina is committed to giving parents every tool they need to make sure all of North Carolina's children start life healthy, happy and eager to learn."
Many statewide childhood services may be found through this new, one-stop Early Childhood North Carolina (ECNC) website, http://www.earlychildhood.nc.gov/.
This website will serve as a portal for any North Carolinians interested in any support or services for children from birth to age 5. Here you can find information on Pre-Kindergarten programs, flu shots, childcare and more, as well as a video message from the governor on the importance of these programs.
NCECAC members are tasked with creating and sustaining a shared vision for young children and a comprehensive, integrated system of family strengthening services. The council oversees North Carolina's Early Childhood System Building Grant issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant also falls under the purview of the council.