Recent Past Events
A Night with the NC Early Education Coalition: Celebrating Child Care Heroes
June 24, 2021
On June 24, 2021, we held a virtual celebration of North Carolina’s child care heroes, featuring special guest speakers, raffle prizes, a virtual toast, and the presentation of the 2021 Outstanding Early Education Advocate Awards, recognizing our state’s champions for young children, their families, and their educators! Click here to learn more about this year’s Award winners.
Strolling Thunder: A Think Babies™ NC Virtual Advocacy Day!
June 4, 2021
On June 4, 2021, baby advocates from across the state joined a virtual rally to tell state policymakers it’s time to push babies to the top of their priority list! This event featured a panel of state legislators discussing the bills and issues they’re supporting this legislative session and how they will impact babies and their families. Parents from across the state also shared about their personal experiences with paid leave, health care, home visiting, and child care. The event wrapped up with workshops to help advocates push for change and take action. Click here to watch a video of this event.
Worthy Wages Celebration
May 5, 2021
On May 5, 2021, we celebrated both Worthy Wage Day and Provider Appreciation Day with a fun and interactive event to lift up the essential work of early educators, share personal stories and experiences, and hear input on what is needed to improve compensation and support for the workforce. This event featured remarks from Governor Roy Cooper, a panel of legislators, personal stories from teachers and child care providers, and small group discussions about how to take action to address the early childhood workforce crisis. Click here to learn more about our Worthy Wages Campaign, and click here to watch a video of this event.
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