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NIEER Report: Barriers to Expansion of NC Pre-K, Problems and Potential Solutions

  • Early Education
  • NC Pre-K
This report from the National Institute for Early Education Research details the barriers to expansion of NC Pre-K, including the problems and potential solutions.

Heckman Equation: Perry Preschool Intergenerational Effects Toolkit

  • Advocacy
  • Early Education
  • Think Babies

The Importance of Investing in the Child Care and Development Block Grant

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce

Paid Leave Means A Stronger North Carolina

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs State Profile

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
This state profile provides a snapshot of how the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant works in North Carolina.

Building a Qualified and Supported Early Care and Education Workforce

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce

The Child Development Case for a National Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies

Creating an Integrated Efficient Early Care and Education System to Support Children and Families: A State-by-State Analysis

  • Early Education
  • NC Pre-K
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce

Governor Cooper: Executive Order 82

  • Health
  • Legislative
  • Think Babies
Executive Order 82: Promoting Health and Wellness by Clarifying Protections Afforded to Pregnant State Employees

America’s Child Care Deserts in 2018

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies

Evaluation of NC Early Childhood Programs Among Middle School Students

  • Early Education
  • NC Pre-K
This report from Duke University evaluates the benefits of NC's early childhood programs - specifically NC Pre-K and Smart Start - over time.

Paid Family and Medical Leave is Critical for Low-wage Workers and Their Families

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies

Understanding the True Cost of Child Care for Infants and Toddlers

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
This report from the Center for American Progress details the true cost of care for infants and toddlers. A state-by-state analysis finds it is unaffordable for most working families.

Building Strong Foundations: Racial Inequity in Policies that Impact Infants, Toddlers, and Families

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies

Understanding Infant and Toddler Child Care Deserts

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
This report from the Center for American Progress details the lack of availability of infant-toddler child care across the U.S.

Home visiting report reveals wide gap in services across North Carolina (EdNC)

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies

Paid Family and Medical Leave in the United States: A Research Agenda

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies

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

  • Advocacy
  • Think Babies
Press Release: Communities in NC receive funding to support young children and families

Think Babies™ NC Newsletter: October 2018

  • Think Babies
Read the October 2018 edition of the Think Babies™ NC Newsletter.

2018 North Carolina State Child Care Facts

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies

2018 Think Babies™ NC Community Partners

  • Think Babies
An overview of the 2018 Think Babies™ NC Community Partner Mini-Grant recipients.

The U.S. and the High Cost of Child Care

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies

The Health of Parents and Their Children: A Two-Generation Inquiry

  • Health
  • Think Babies

2018 Voter Poll Toolkit

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce
The NC Early Childhood Foundation conducted a poll of NC voters in 2018 that showed strong support for early education and many of the Think Babies™ NC policy priorities. This toolkit contains the poll results and tools to help share them.

Blog: Raise the Banner for Infants, Toddlers and their Families

  • Advocacy
  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies
Written by Matthew Melmed, Executive Director of ZERO TO THREE, and Janet Froetscher, President of Pritzker Children’s Initiative.