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'll be 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!

Think Babies NC Newsletters

June 2018 Newsletter

Strolling Thunder Registration


Strolling Thunder

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 and NCAEYC

Watch our video about the event below or on Facebook!

Click here to download Strolling Thunder handouts and resources


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 Infant Toddler Community Advocacy Activity Mini-Grants

Communities are invited to apply for a mini-grant to design their own local activities to increase public awareness and policymaker support to address issues facing our youngest children and their families. Communities must let us know they are interested in applying by August 10th, and the final grant applications are due on August 20th. Please click here to view the mini-grant application FAQ's.

The NC Early Education Coalition is a proud partner in the national ZERO TO THREE Think Babies campaign.

The NC Early Education Coalition is also funded in part by the Pritzker Children's Initiative.


Think Babies Advocacy Academies

​Join us for a day of
advocacy training to learn how to work with policymakers and make your voice heard for infants, toddlers, their educators, and their families! We are hosting 3 trainings this fall across the state for early childhood advocates:

September 20, 2018 - Greensboro, NC

October 20, 2018 - Greenville, NC 

October 27, 2018 - Asheville, NC

Registration for all 3 trainings is now open.


Tell us what you think babies and families need to thrive. Sign up to get the latest information about our new Think Babies NC project! 


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

North Carolina State Baby Facts 

ZERO TO THREE Core Policies for infants, toddlers and families

Looking for additional information? Let us know what resources and infant/toddler information would be helpful for you. Click the button below to email us.

View a list of members of the Think Babies Leadership Team

Other ZERO TO THREE Infant/Toddler Resources

​High-Quality and Affordable Child Care Resource List

Voluntary, Evidence-Based Home Visiting Resource List

Child and Family Screenings, Supports, and Linkages to Needed Services Resource List