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Child Care Availability Fact Sheet

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
This fact sheet details the need to expand the availability of infant-toddler child care. Part of the Think Babies™ NC policy agenda.

Bill Millett and Vice Admiral John Morgan, U.S. Navy (Ret.): Child care proposal is a smart move (Winston-Salem Journal)

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies

Issue Brief: Supporting Strong Families and Communities for North Carolina Babies and Toddlers

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
This issue brief from the NC Early Childhood Foundation shares the results of a self-assessment of state-level policies around supporting babies' and toddlers' families and communities.

Guide to Family Forward Workplaces

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies
The Guide to Family Forward Workplaces details research-informed benefits that positively impact child health and well-being and provide a positive return on investment for employers. In addition to information about each policy and its impact, the guide provides sample policies, case studies from North Carolina employers, and concrete steps for how to get started when implementing new policies or enhancing existing ones.

Child Care Assistance for Working Families Fact Sheet (age 0-5)

  • Early Education
This fact sheet details the need to increase funding for child care subsidy assistance for working families with children age 0-5.

CCDBG: 2019 State Snapshots

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce

States Report Child Care and Development Funds Benefit All Children in Care

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce

Press Release: NC Early Education Coalition brings families and advocates to Raleigh on April 9th for Strolling Thunder: A Think Babies™ Advocacy Day

  • Advocacy
  • Events
  • Think Babies
Press Release: NC Early Education Coalition brings families and advocates to Raleigh on April 9th for Strolling Thunder: A Think Babies™ Advocacy Day

Webinar: High-Quality Early Learning Environments for NC’s Babies and Toddlers (3.25.19)

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
This webinar, co-hosted with the NC Early Childhood Foundation, shared where North Carolina is on specific state-level policies that can support young children’s early learning through high quality early education environments and early intervention services. A recording and the presentation are available.

Workforce Compensation and Education Infographic

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce
This infographic shows how and why we need to advance the early childhood education workforce through education and compensation strategies. Part of the Think Babies™ NC policy agenda.

Workforce Compensation and Education Fact Sheet

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce
This fact sheet details how and why we need to advance the early childhood education workforce through education and compensation strategies. Part of the Think Babies™ NC policy agenda.

Closing the Coverage Gap Infographic

  • Health
  • Think Babies
This infographic shows how closing the health insurance coverage gap would help ensure all infants and toddlers have a healthy start in life with on-track development. Part of the Think Babies™ NC policy agenda.

Child care needs examined (Johnstonian News)

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies

Study: Paid Family Leave Insurance in NC Would Improve Family Health and Economic Outcomes

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
This report from Duke's Center for Child and Family Policy suggests that paid family leave insurance would improve family health and economic outcomes.

Webinar: Early Education Issues and Solutions Presentation (3.1.19)

  • Advocacy
  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
This webinar explored early education issues in the 2019 legislative session and advocacy tools and resources.

Webinar: Early Education Issues and Solutions Recording (3.1.19)

  • Advocacy
  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
This webinar explored early education issues in the 2019 legislative session and advocacy tools and resources.

Issue Brief: Ensuring Good Health and On-Track Development for North Carolina Babies and Toddlers

  • Health
  • Think Babies
This issue brief from the NC Early Childhood Foundation shares the results of a self-assessment of state-level policies around supporting babies' and toddlers' health and on-track development.

Issue Brief: Building High-Quality Early Care and Education Environments for North Carolina Babies and Toddlers

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
This issue brief from the NC Early Childhood Foundation shares the results of a self-assessment of state-level policies around supporting babies' and toddlers' early learning and development.

Issue Brief: In Search of a New Business Model for Infant and Toddler Child Care

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
This issue brief from the NC Early Childhood Foundation translates two national papers for North Carolina, examining the prevalence of infant and toddler child care deserts in the state and estimating the cost of infant and toddler child care as a portion of median income.

Early Childhood Educators in the Coverage Gap

  • Health
  • Think Babies
This fact sheet and story collection details the need to expand access to health insurance coverage for early childhood educators.

Closing the Gap: How CCR&Rs Can Help Communities Meet Their Child Care Supply and Demand Needs

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies

County Child Care Profiles (age 0-5)

  • Early Education
Download a zip file with child care profiles for all 100 counties in North Carolina. These profiles provide local county data on child care subsidy and child care availability for children age 0-5.

County Child Care Profiles (age 0-3)

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
Download a zip file with child care profiles for all 100 counties in North Carolina. These profiles provide local county data on child care subsidy and child care availability for children age 0-3.

Achieving Broad-Scale Impacts for Social Programs

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
This policy brief accompanies the Spring 2019 issue of Future of Children, which explores universal social programs designed to serve entire communities as they move toward achieving population impact in reducing child maltreatment, strengthening parental capacity, and improving infant health and development.

DHHS releases statewide early childhood goals (EdNC)

  • Early Education
  • Events
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies