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Think Babies Census Poverty Data Support Toolkit

  • Think Babies
Social media toolkit about young children and the Census

OPINION: We don’t start high-quality early childhood programs soon enough, research shows

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
This op-ed by Gerry Cobb, director of the Pritzker Children's Initiative, outlines the benefits of supporting children during their first three years.

Rob Thompson: North Carolina’s Budget Choices are Holding Kids Back

  • Think Babies

Meeting the Promise of Paid Leave: Best Practices in State Paid Leave Implementation

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
This report identifies challenges, best practices, and recommendations from state paid leave programs.

Paid Family and Medical Leave Must Be Comprehensive to Help Workers and Their Children

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
This report from the Center for American Progress explains the need for comprehensive paid family and medical leave.

Working Families are Spending Big Money on Child Care

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
This report from the Center for American Progress details the difficulties families face in affording child care.

A Look at the Cost of Child Care in NC (Carolina Parent)

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies

Checking In on the Child Care Landscape – 2019 State Fact Sheets

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce

What If We Expanded Child Care Subsidies in North Carolina?

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies

The Missed Opportunity for North Carolina’s Youngest Children

  • Early Education
  • Legislative
  • Think Babies
This report from the NC Justice Center's Budget & Tax Center details North Carolina's use of CCDBG funding and the missed opportunity for working families with young children.

North Carolina 2019 KIDS COUNT Profile

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies

The State of Child Care in America

  • Advocacy
  • Early Education
  • Legislative
  • Think Babies
This website (created by the Center for American Progress, Bipartisan Policy Center, Child Care Aware of America, First Five Years Fund, and NAEYC) provides information about the Child Care and Development Block Grant, including an overview of the program, state data on the unmet need for child care assistance and highlights of how states are using their CCDBG funds.

Blog: Counting All Children in the 2020 Census Would Benefit Poor Children

  • Advocacy
  • Family Support
  • Think Babies

NC parents worry about lack of child care (ABC11)

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies

5 Facts To Know About Child Care in Rural America

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce

Press Release: Communities in NC receive funding to support young children and families

  • Think Babies
Press Release: Communities in NC receive funding to support young children and families. NC Early Education Coalition announces eight recipients of mini-grants for community advocacy activities.

Expanding Medicaid in North Carolina

  • Health
  • Think Babies

KIDS Count Data Center

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies

House and Senate Budget Comparisons

  • Early Education
  • Legislative
  • NC Pre-K
  • Think Babies
Read a comparison of the 2019 NC House and Senate Budgets.

NAEYC North Carolina Fact Sheet

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce

Governor Cooper: Executive Order 95

  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Legislative
  • Think Babies
Executive Order 95: Providing Paid Parental Leave to Eligible State Employees

Webinar: Legislative Update on Early Education Recording (5.20.19)

  • Early Education
  • Legislative
  • NC Pre-K
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce
This webinar gave an update on the House budget and other early education activity in the 2019 legislative session.

Webinar: Legislative Update on Early Education Presentation (5.20.19)

  • Early Education
  • Legislative
  • NC Pre-K
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce
This webinar gave an update on the House budget and other early education activity in the 2019 legislative session.

Blog: House Budget Leaves Too Many Children Behind

  • Advocacy
  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Legislative
  • Think Babies
A blog from Michele Rivest, Policy Director of the NC Early Education Coalition.

NCSL: Working With State Legislators – A Guide for Infant-Toddler Professionals

  • Advocacy
  • Legislative
  • Think Babies
This new guide from NCSL is designed to help infant-toddler professionals understand how state legislatures work and how state legislators gather information and develop policies related to early childhood. The guide also identifies how people outside state capitols can communicate effectively with their elected leaders and provide constructive input throughout the legislative process.