National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NC ECDTL)

The NC ECDTL identifies, develops, and promotes the implementation of evidence-based practices that lead to positive child outcomes across birth to five early childhood programs.

The NC ECDTL is operating under a five-year grant aimed at impacting the training and technical assistance needs of Head Start and child care programs and systems.

The goal of the NC ECDTL is to identify, develop, and promote the implementation of evidence-based practices that are culturally and linguistically responsive and lead to positive child outcomes across birth to five early childhood programs, and to support strong professional development systems.

The NC ECDTL approach is carried out by a consortia comprised of seven partner organizations – ZERO TO THREE; University of North Carolina; University of Washington; University of Denver; WestEd; Child Care Aware of America; and Applied Engineering Management Corporation.

As the prime partner, ZERO TO THREE, is responsible for setting the overall direction for the center and providing leadership as we work towards addressing the goals of the center. The NC ECDTL is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care.