June 2024 Newsletter

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LEAP and Governor Cooper

BBF Participants Highlighted during NCBCE Luncheon with Governor Cooper

Earlier this month, we were joined by Ashley Bojoy, an ECE apprentice, and Megan McCurley, Executive Director, from Durham-based Latino Educational Achievement Partnership (LEAP) at the Governor’s Mansion for the annual NCBCE All-Member Luncheon. Ashley and Megan spoke to the benefits of ECE apprenticeships and how it has helped LEAP recruit high-quality educators for their local Spanish-speaking community.



Frenchy Davis and Nancy Rogers - Advocacy
Spotlight: Frenchy Davis and Nancy Rogers of Foundation Builders Academy in Rocky Mount, NC

Frenchy Davis and Nancy Rogers of Foundation Builders Academy in Rocky Mount, NC are long-time advocates for equitable access to high-quality early child care. Learn more about their project, Building Equity in Early Childhood Systems (BEECS), which advocates for building equity for the early childhood systems of Nash and Edgecombe counties.  



BBF Participants: Don't Forget to Submit Financial Requests!

We are in the final six months of our two-year grant. Don't forget to submit your financial requests! 

Last month the BBF team hosted a webinar tutorial on the reimbursement request process and the types of financial support BBF can provide. If you are a participant of BBF, you can view the webinar and slide presentation by going to the password-protected Participants Access page and clicking the Wage and Expense Reimbursement tab. For any questions on reimbursement requests, email lindley.hille@nc.gov or christina.hutchinson@nc.gov.


T.E.A.C.H. Apprenticeship Scholarship

Did you know there is a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship program exclusively for apprentices? If you are already utilizing a T.E.A.C.H. scholarship and are a new apprentice pursuing an Associate's Degree, the Early Childhood Educator Apprenticeship Scholarship may be a better fit! To learn more, contact Amy Duffy, Senior Program Manager of the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® North Carolina Scholarship Program at amyd@childcareservices.org.