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North Carolina Should Focus on Early Childhood Learning in Order to Raise Achievement in Predominantly Disadvantaged School Districts

  • Early Education
  • Legislative
  • NC Pre-K

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.

NC House Budget Money Report

  • Legislative
Read the 2019 NC House Budget Money Report.

NC House Budget Special Provisions

  • Legislative
Read the 2019 NC House Budget Special Provisions report.

NC House Budget summary with Coalition comments

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Legislative
  • NC Pre-K
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce
Read a summary of the 2019 NC House Budget with the Coalition's comments.

NC House Budget summary

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Legislative
  • NC Pre-K
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce
Read a summary of the 2019 NC House Budget.

State Early Child Care Program Falls Short for Parents (WRAL)

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies

Strollers descend on Raleigh to push for policies supporting infants and toddlers (EdNC)

  • Advocacy
  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce
Read an article in EdNC recapping our Strolling Thunder Think Babies™ NC Advocacy Day.

Blog: It’s Time to Think Babies!

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

Want to Grow NC’s Economy? Fix the Child Care Crisis.

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
This report from national nonprofit ReadyNation examines the economic impact of the lack of access to reliable infant-toddler child care in North Carolina.

Think Babies™ NC Policy Priorities

  • Advocacy
  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Legislative
  • Think Babies
This policy agenda outlines the 2019 Think Babies™ NC policy priorities.

Think Babies™ NC Advocacy Toolkit

  • Advocacy
  • Think Babies
This toolkit contains resources, templates, data, and more tools to help you be an effective advocate for infants, toddlers, their families and their educators.

2019 NC General Assembly Contact Information

  • Advocacy
Download contact information for all NC state Senators and Representatives.

Early Education Social Media Toolkit

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
Use this toolkit for sample social media messages and graphics on the topic of early education for infants and toddlers.

Family Support Social Media Toolkit

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
Use this toolkit for sample social media messages and graphics on the topic of family support for infants and toddlers.

Healthy Beginnings Social Media Toolkit

  • Health
  • Think Babies
Use this toolkit for sample social media messages and graphics on the topic of healthy beginnings for infants and toddlers.

Think Babies™ NC Social Media Toolkit

  • Think Babies
Use these sample social media messages and graphics to be a big voice for babies!

Ensuring an Accurate Census Count Infographic

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
This infographic shows the need to ensure an accurate count of young children in the 2020 Census. Part of the Think Babies™ NC policy agenda.

Ensuring an Accurate Census Count Fact Sheet

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
This fact sheet details the need to ensure an accurate count of young children in the 2020 Census. Part of the Think Babies™ NC policy agenda.

Paid Family and Medical Leave Infographic

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
This infographic shows the need to expand home visiting opportunities for families with infants and toddlers. Part of the Think Babies™ NC policy agenda.

Paid Family and Medical Leave Fact Sheet

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
This fact sheet details the need to provide paid family and medical leave for families with infants and toddlers. Part of the Think Babies™ NC policy agenda.

Expanding Home Visiting Infographic

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
This infographic shows the need to expand home visiting opportunities for families with infants and toddlers. Part of the Think Babies™ NC policy agenda.

Expanding Home Visiting Fact Sheet

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
This fact sheet details the need to expand home visiting opportunities for families with infants and toddlers. Part of the Think Babies™ NC policy agenda.

Workplace Accommodations for Pregnant Employees Infographic

  • Health
  • Think Babies
This infographic shows the need to provide reasonable workplace accommodations for pregnant employees. Part of the Think Babies™ NC policy agenda.