Early Childhood Reports 


Understanding Infant Toddler Child Care Deserts, Center for American Progress (2018)

​​The Science of Early Childhood Development: Closing the Gap Between What We Know and What We Do,
Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University (2007). 

Building a Science-Based Framework for Early Childhood Policy, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University (2007).

The State of Preschool 2012, National Institute for Early Education Research


Early Learning Fact Sheet
Center for American Progress (2018)

Who's Caring for our Babies? Child Care Services Association (2017)

Strengthening North Carolina Businesses though Investments in Early Care and Education, America’s Edge, (November 2012)

The Economic Impactof Investments in Early Care and Education in North Carolina, Insight Center forCommunity Economic Development, 

Sustainability of State Pre-k Program Effects on Children's Outcomes in Pre-k and Kindergarten, Peisner-Feinberg, E. S., & Schaaf, J. M.May, (2010)

From  Birth to School: Early Childhood Initiatives and Third Grade Outcomes, Helen Ladd, Clara Muschk, and Kenneth Dodge, (February 2012), 

Effects of the North Carolina More at Four Pre-kindergarten Program on Children's School Readiness Skills: Summary of Key Findings, Ellen S. Peisner-Feinberg & Jennifer M. Schaaf (2011) 

Early Childhood Organizations


Center for the Developing Child 


Grow America Stronger (www.growamericastronger.org)

National Association for the Education of Young Children 

(www. naeyc.org)

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (www.naccra.org)

National Institute for Early Childhood Research
(www. nieer.org)

National Women's Law Center (www.nwlc.org)

Ready Nation (www.readynation.org)

Zero To Three(www.zerotothree.org)


Child Care Services Association (www.childcareservices.org)

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (www.fpg.unc.edu)

NC Division of Child Development and Early Education

NC Association for the Education of Young Children (www.ncaeyc.org)

NC Child (www.ncchild.org)

NC Child Care Resource and Referral Council

NC Early Childhood Association (www.ncearlychildhoodassoc.com)

NC Early Childhood Foundation

NC Head Start Association (www.headstartnc.org)

NC Institute for Child Development Professionals (www.ncicdp.org)

NC Partnership for Children (www,smartstart.org)