REGISTER NOW for the January 27th Convening of the Birth to Third Grade Action Network meeting. Featured Presenter Mandy Ableidinger, from the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation will address the audience about the North Carolina Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Initiative.

This initiative is focused on development of shared, whole child, birth-to-age-eight measures that put children on a pathway to grade-level reading, coordinating strategies to support children’s optimal development beginning at birth, and aligning policies and practices at the state and local levels that are rooted in how children develop.

Specifically, Mandy will focus on the 2019 NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Action Framework, which outlines expectations for the state’s child and family serving systems and actions to support children’s social-emotional health, ensure high quality birth-through-age-eight early learning environments, and create the conditions for every child to be in school every day.

Mandy serves as NCECF’s Policy and Practice Leader. She convenes NC’s early childhood stakeholders to collaborate on a world-class birth to eight early childhood system for North Carolina through her work leading the Pathways to Grade-Level Reading Initiative and facilitating state and local coordination using the Every Student Succeeds Act. She builds public will for improving birth through eight policy and practice through curating an online Birth‐to‐Eight Policy Center to serve as a reliable source of information on early childhood and communicating the impact of state and federal policy on NC’s young children and their families.

Mandy holds a B.A. from Duke University and a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Princeton University. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and three children.

How do we make sure every child in Forsyth County has a chance to thrive in school, in work, and in life?

We’re doing it by working together like never before. By consciously stepping out of silos to embrace a common vision. By collectively spreading best practices that support children’s growth from cradle to career. By intentionally staying connected to our kids and to each other. We’re doing it by actively aligning our passions to embrace the possible.


The Forsyth Promise is a diverse partnership that brings all of our communitys efforts and ideas together to:

  • shine the light on what’s working well for kids,
  • focus on common goals and outcomes, and
  • align our community’s resources and practices to ensure the best educational outcomes for Forsyth County’s children.

In a nutshell, The Forsyth Promise puts us all on the same page and unites us around the same vision.

Our Vision:

Every child in Forsyth County receives the best education possible and is fully equipped to thrive throughout life.

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