The NC Early Education Coalition is a proud partner in the national ZERO TO THREE Think Babies™ campaign and in the Pritzker Children's Initiative's National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers.​​​

​Join us on social media to tell everyone why it's time to #ThinkBabiesNC!

Use the buttons to the right to download a social media toolkit with sample messages and sharegraphics for Think Babies™ NC and be sure to follow along with us at @NCEarlyEdCo on Twitter and @NCEarlyEdCoalition on Facebook. and by using #ThinkBabiesNC.


Strolling Thunder: A Think Babies™ NC Advocacy Day
April 9, 2019, Raleigh, NC

​​Click here for an article about the event in EdNC.​

​​Click here for a Strolling Thunder photo album.​

Strolling Thunder™

June 7, 2018, Raleigh, NC

Click hereto see the ABC 11 News story about this event.

Click here
to watch our video about the event on Facebook.

​​Click here
for a Strolling Thunder photo album.


Building Strong Foundations for Babies 
April 4, 2018, Raleigh, NC

Click here to download a pdf of the presentations and handouts.

Click here for the links to the recordings, including the keynote address and all powerpoint presentations.

Think Babies™ NC Community Partners Mini-Grants​​

We are pleased to announce our 2019 Community Partner Mini-Grant recipients! These 8 community partners will do amazing work for infants, toddlers, their families, and their educators in their local communities - stay tuned for news and updates about their events and activities throughout the next several months.

To view a list of our 2018 Community Partners and their mini-grant activities, please click here.

It's time to Think Babies™ NC and make their potential our priority!

Think Babies™ NC is designed to ensure that North Carolina’s young children, ages 0-3, and their families benefit from effective public policies, programs and funding that promote a solid foundation for healthy beginnings, supported families, and quality early care and learning experiences. This project will create an effective and engaged coalition of state policy-makers and early childhood stakeholders who will work together to raise public awareness and build political will to improve policies and programs for infants and toddlers and their families. 

We are building a statewide coalition focused on infants and toddlers, hosting exciting events and training opportunities, and developing new strategies for working with policymakers and early childhood stakeholders to make sure everyone takes action to put babies first. Join us to get the latest information about opportunities to participate in this exciting new project. 

Click the image below to sign up for our emails and take the ​Think Babies™ NC Pledge!


The fact sheets and handouts below can be used to help you learn more about infants and toddlers in North Carolina and to help you share the Think Babies™ message.

Think Babies™ NC Project Overview

It's Time to Think Babies

ZERO TO THREE/CLASP Core Policies for infants, toddlers and families

Think Babies™ NC Leadership Team Members


​The following resources, tools, and opportunities are available to help you make your voice heard for infants, toddlers, their families, and their educators.

Think Babies™ Policy Priorities

Fact Sheets and Infographics:

Child Care Assistance for Working Families Fact Sheet / Infographic

Child Care Deserts Fact Sheet / Infographic

Workforce Compensation and Education Fact Sheet / Infographic

Closing the Coverage Gap Fact Sheet / Infographic

​Accommodations for Pregnant Employees / Infographic

Expanding Home Visiting / Infographic

Paid Family and Medical Leave Fact Sheet / Infographic

Making Kids Count: Census 2020​​​​​ / Infographic


County Child Care Profiles
Please click here to download a zip file with Child Care Profiles

for all 100 counties. If you need help finding your county profile,

please contact us.


High-Quality Early Learning Environments for NC's Babies and Toddlers (3/25/19): Presentation and Recording

Early Education Issues & Solutions (3/1/19): Presentation / Recording

Think Babies™ NC Policy Priorities (1/11/19): Presentation / Recording