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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.

Impacts on Family Outcomes of Evidence-Based Early Childhood Home Visiting: Results from the Mother and Infant Home Visiting Program Evaluation

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies

Ginger Young: NC’s ‘Read to Achieve’ program failed. Let’s turn the page. (News & Observer)

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies

Closing the Coverage Gap Fact Sheet

  • Health
  • Think Babies
This fact sheet details 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.

Webinar: Think Babies™ NC Policy Priorities Recording (1.11.19)

  • Advocacy
  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies
This webinar, co-hosted with the NC Early Childhood Foundation, reviewed the issues on the 2019 Think Babies™ NC Policy Agenda and available advocacy tools.

Webinar: Think Babies™ NC Policy Priorities Presentation (1.11.19)

  • Advocacy
  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies
This webinar, co-hosted with the NC Early Childhood Foundation, reviewed the issues on the 2019 Think Babies™ NC Policy Agenda and available advocacy tools.

2018 National Poll: Fact Sheet

  • Advocacy
  • Early Education
  • Legislative

Think Babies™ NC Newsletter: January 2019

  • Think Babies
Read the January 2019 edition of the Think Babies™ NC Newsletter.

Issue Brief: Opportunity for All? North Carolina’s Babies and Toddlers of Color

  • Think Babies
This brief from the NC Early Childhood Foundation disaggregates data on key NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading shared measures of success to shine a light on the current disparities in outcomes—and opportunity—among groups of young children and their families.