Become a Member of the NC Early Education Coalition Today!
Young children depend on us to be their champion. Our work depends on you.
Since 1990, we have highlighted the proven power of quality early childhood education by sharing information and resources with parents, professionals and policymakers. The Coalition is the only statewide advocacy coalition dedicated to promoting high-quality, accessible and affordable child care in North Carolina. We are also 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.
We accomplish our mission of advocacy and education by: developing policy positions, researching and producing fact sheets, providing training and resources, cultivating relationships with policymakers and the media, engaging a full-time lobbying team at the NC General Assembly, mobilizing advocates, and collaborating with state and national early childhood partners.
Our members are a diverse group of statewide organizations, regional and local child care agencies, child care providers, and individuals. They are the heart and soul of our work and the best advocates we know!
By becoming a member, you join thousands of early childhood advocates and professionals across North Carolina who share your passion for early education. Your membership supports a full-time lobbyist working to advance high-quality early care and education, and gives you the opportunity to engage in advocacy conversations that matter to you and make a big difference for young children and families. Membership dues begin at $30 for individuals and child care programs and $150 for organizations. Membership benefits include:
Early Education Advocacy Center: Coalition members have a voice in public policy. As a member you’ll receive the latest updates on federal and state legislation and be able to use our Action Center to easily share your ideas and opinions with policymakers.
Advocacy Training: Get tips and tools on how to make your voice heard and be an effective advocate for early education. Join passionate advocates at the annual Advocacy Day at the NC General Assembly to lift your voice for young children and families.
Professional Development: Get discounts or free admission to training forums, seminars, and more. We’ll share the latest early childhood reports from leading early childhood organizations to keep you informed about key issues in the early childhood field.
Members Only Forums: Join your colleagues in special forums for members to exchange ideas and work together to improve the early childhood system.
Networking: Be part of a statewide network of advocates and demonstrate your commitment to ensuring a high-quality early childhood education system in North Carolina. You’ll receive the Coalition Membership Directory connecting you to fellow advocates across the state.
Membership Bundles (organizational members only): Organizational members can select colleagues within their organization to be part of their “bundle” and receive all of the benefits of membership. The number of members allowed in your bundle depends on your membership level (see application form for more details).
Use the form below to select your membership level, complete your membership application, and pay your membership dues online or request an invoice to pay by check.