Welcome to the North Carolina Early Education Coalition
We are dedicated to advancing the quality and affordability of early care and education for young children, their families and communities.
Find the latest early childhood reports, fact sheets, infographics, data and more.
Early Childhood Issues
Learn more about the issues impacting North Carolina's young children, their families, and their educators.
Network of Professionals
Become a member of the Coalition and join a statewide network of early childhood advocates.
Increase funding for early education – now and after the COVID-19 crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the fact that child care is part of a state’s core infrastructure. North Carolina’s early education system is essential to keep families working and the economy moving forward. But right now, it is on the verge of collapse.
Families rely on our early education system in order to keep working, and our state’s economy does, too. Stabilizing this critical industry must be a top priority, for the sake of our young children, working families, and economic prosperity – now and after this crisis is over.
What can you do?
Visit our Action Center to learn more about this issue and to contact state and federal policymakers!
It's time to Think Babies™ NC!
Think Babies™ NC is a statewide initiative to ensure that North Carolina’s youngest children, ages 0- 3, benefit from effective public policies, programs and funding to promote a solid foundation for what they need to thrive: healthy beginnings, supported families, and quality early care and learning experiences.