Making a Difference for Children, Families and Communities



Advocating for the growth and sustainability of Smart Start.


Advancing the development and implementation  of a quality star rated licensing system.


Promoting increased child care subsidies and better rates for child care providers.


Supporting the development and implementation of Pre-kindergarten programs for disadvantaged children.


Promoting the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood scholarship program.


Advancing the early education workforce.





About the North Carolina 

Early Education Coalition


The North Carolina Early Education Coalition is the only statewide advocacy coalition dedicated to promoting high quality, accessible, and affordable child care in North Carolina. 


The North Carolina Early Education Coalition includes statewide organizations, regional and local child care agencies, child care providers and individuals committed to improving the quality of child care and early childhood education in North Carolina. 

We accomplish our mission of advocacy and education by:

  • Developing policy positions shared with elected officials.
  • Researching and producing fact sheets for our members, policymakers, and the media.
  • Providing training and resources on critical early education issues.
  • Engaging early childhood policy staff and a full-time lobbying team at the NC General Assembly.
  • Creating advocacy alerts to mobilize our members to action on early education issues.