Resources

Filter Resources

The State of Child Care in America

  • Advocacy
  • Early Education
  • Legislative
  • Think Babies
This website (created by the Center for American Progress, Bipartisan Policy Center, Child Care Aware of America, First Five Years Fund, and NAEYC) provides information about the Child Care and Development Block Grant, including an overview of the program, state data on the unmet need for child care assistance and highlights of how states are using their CCDBG funds.

Blog: Counting All Children in the 2020 Census Would Benefit Poor Children

  • Advocacy
  • Family Support
  • Think Babies

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.

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.

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.

Press Release: North Carolina Family to Call on Congress to Prioritize Babies and Families

  • Advocacy
  • Events
  • Think Babies
Press Release: North Carolina Family to Call on Congress to Prioritize Babies and Families

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: 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.

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.

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

Heckman Equation: Perry Preschool Intergenerational Effects Toolkit

  • Advocacy
  • Early Education
  • 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

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.

National and Statewide Early Childhood Organizations

  • Advocacy
  • Think Babies
A list of national and North Carolina statewide early childhood organizations and Think Babies™ partners.

How to Contact Your Legislators

  • Advocacy
  • Legislative
This handout provides communication tips for how to contact your legislators about early childhood issues.

Building Support for Early Childhood Excellence

  • Advocacy
  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Legislative
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce
This messaging guide is based on a national bipartisan survey from the Bipartisan Policy Center.

Press Release: The North Carolina Early Education Coalition brings families to Raleigh for Strolling Thunder to tell policymakers to make every baby a priority

  • Advocacy
  • Events
  • Think Babies
Press Release: The North Carolina Early Education Coalition brings families to Raleigh for Strolling Thunder to tell policymakers to make every baby a priority

Americans Widely Support Paid Family and Medical Leave, but Differ Over Specific Policies

  • Advocacy
  • Family Support
  • Think Babies