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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

NC Early Childhood Action Plan

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies
The NC Early Childhood Action Plan outlines a cohesive vision, sets benchmarks for impact by the year 2025, and establishes shared stakeholder accountability to achieve statewide goals for young children from birth through age 8.

Babies are more likely to die in North Carolina than nationally, report finds (News & Observer)

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies
Read an article in the News & Observer about the State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 report.

Room to Grow: New report shows improvement needed for North Carolina’s babies, toddlers (WRAL)

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies

Press Release: New report shows areas of improvement needed for North Carolina’s babies

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies
Press Release: New report shows areas of improvement needed for North Carolina’s babies

Easter Maynard: Stronger kids and families make a stronger NC (Fayetteville Observer)

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies

2019 North Carolina Child Health Report Card

  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies

Susan Mims: Why close the gap? Kids’ health depends on it (News & Observer)

  • Health
  • Think Babies

A Two Generation Approach to Early Childhood: The Role of Wages and Compensation in Achieving Quality & Access Goals.

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce

NC Early Education Coalition 2019 Early Education Policy Agenda

  • Advocacy
  • Early Education
  • Legislative
  • Workforce
This policy agenda outlines the NC Early Education Coalition's 2019 early education policy priorities.

As long session begins, what to expect in early education (EdNC)

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

Child Care in State Economies

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies

Medicaid Works: A State by State Look

  • Health
  • Think Babies

Profiling North Carolina’s Uninsured: How Expanding Medicaid Can Make a Difference

  • Health
  • Think Babies

Profiling North Carolina’s Uninsured: How Expanding Medicaid Can Make a Difference

  • Health
  • Think Babies

Lisa Finaldi: To help early education, support parents at work (News & Observer)

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Think Babies

A startling statistic about black babies and white babies (Charlotte Observer)

  • Health
  • Think Babies

States Use New Child Care and Development Block Grant Funds to Help Children and Families

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
This report from the National Women's Law Center details how states have used CCDBG funds to support children and families.