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​​Early Education Matters!

For Children
Early childhood education impacts a child's learning, health, and success in school, career and in life.

For Working Families
Early childhood education ensures that parents can participate in the workforce and support their children.


For the State
Early childhood education is critical to growing a skilled workforce that can improve North Carolina's economic competitiveness.

2018 Early Childhood Education Issues


Please click here to view the NC Early Education Coalition's legislative agenda  for the 2018 legislative session. The Coalition has also prepared the following fact sheets on these key issues:


Child Care Subsidy Market Rate Fact Sheet (Tier 3) 


NC Pre-K Expansion and Rates Fact Sheet 


Teacher Compensation Fact Sheet

Quality early childhood education provides a solid return on investment.


Every dollar invested in early education produces a 7-10% return through increased personal achievement and social productivity.

Source:  James Heckman, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago.