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“I want to move the needle so that our kids, each kid in this state, can fulfill their potential. I think that’s what everyone wants for their child.” – Tracy Zimmerman

We sit down with Tracy Zimmerman, executive director of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation, to discuss her organization’s advocacy on behalf of children from birth to age eight. We talk about the science behind children’s brain development, why it’s so important to be reading on grade level by the third grade, and the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation’s appointment as the lead organization in the campaign for grade level reading in the state.  Also mentioned, the Mission Readiness Organization, and the First 2000 Days Campaign.

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