THINK BABIES™ NC RESOURCES
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.
June 7, 2018, Raleigh, NC
On June 7, 2018, parents, babies, and early childhood advocates took Raleigh by storm for Strolling Thunder to tell everyone that it's time to it's time to Think Babies™ NC - for stronger families, vibrant communities, and a prosperous future. Thank you to everyone who pushed for change with us, and thank you to our Strolling Thunder partners at MomsRising.org and NCAEYC.
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™ Community Advocacy Activity Mini-Grant Recipients
We are so pleased to announce that eight communities in NC will receive mini-grants to support community advocacy efforts focused on infants, toddlers, their educators, and their families. Click the button below to view a list of the grantees and the exciting activities taking place throughout NC.
The NC Early Education Coalition is launching a new initiative to support babies and their families!
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.
It's time to Think Babies™ and make their potential our priority. Click the image below to take the
Think Babies™ pledge today!
SHARE YOUR STORY
If you are a parent or provider who works with young children and their families, please share your story with us!
Think Babies™ Advocacy Academies
This fall, we hosted three sold-out advocacy trainings for early childhood advocates to learn how to work with policymakers and make their voices heard for infants, toddlers, their educators, and their families.
We've also created a Think Babies™ Advocacy Toolkit, which you can put to use in your own community! The toolkit includes data about children and families at a county, state and national level, information about programs and policies that work, advocacy tools for working with policymakers, messaging tips and communication templates, and many other resources to help you #ThinkBabiesNC! Click the button below to download the toolkit.
Raise the Banner for Infants, Toddlers and Families (ZERO TO THREE, Pritzker Children's Initiative)
Coming Together: Young Children, Families, and the Communities that Support Them (Center for the Study of Social Policy)
Building a Better Mental Health System for NC's Babies and Toddlers (NC Early Childhood Foundation)
Supporting the Infant-Toddler Workforce: A Multi-Pronged Approach is Urgently Needed (BUILD, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment)
Focusing on Fragmentation of Early Childhood Funding Overshadows the Real Issue: Inadequate Funding (Bipartisan Policy Center)