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The First 1,000 Days: The Case for Paid Leave in America

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
This report presents the case for a comprehensive paid leave policy in the U.S.

How Universal Home Visiting Models Can Support Newborns and Their Families

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
This report examines the benefits of universal home visiting programs, using Family Connects as a model.

Early Learning Fact Sheet 2019: North Carolina

  • Early Education
State-specific fact sheet on early learning in North Carolina.

States use New Child Care and Development Block Grant Funds to Help Children and Families: Update

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
A 2019 update on how states are utilizing CCDBG funds.

Micro-Center Networks: A New Strategy to Scale High-Quality Care for Infants and Toddlers

  • Early Education
This report examines micro-centers as a method of scaling up high-quality care for young children.

States’ Payment Rates Under the Child Care and Development Fund Program Could Limit Access to Child Care Providers

  • Early Education
This report examines how CCDF payment rates could limit access to child care providers.

Think Babies Census Poverty Data Support Toolkit

  • Think Babies
Social media toolkit about young children and the Census

10 Characteristics of Infants and Toddlers – A State and Local Data Tool

  • Demographics
This interactive tool shares key data about infants and toddlers in each state and selected metropolitan areas.

NACo County Explorer

  • Demographics
This interactive map shows data and information about each county.

Family Voices Driving Quality Child Care Choices

  • Early Education
In this report, parents share their most pressing childcare needs, and service providers share the needs they see from families in their communities.

As School Starts Back, What Does It Mean to Be Ready for Kindergarten?

  • Early Education
This article and video discuss what school readiness means for children, teachers, and schools.

The State of Preschool 2018

  • Early Education
NIEER's 2018 preschool yearbook includes information about each state in the country, including North Carolina.

NC Child Advocacy Tools and Tips

  • Advocacy
This toolkit supports parents, providers, and child advocates in participating in policy and advocacy.

Child Care Subsidy Stability Literature Review

  • Early Education
This literature review examines findings on subsidy stability for children and families.

OPINION: We don’t start high-quality early childhood programs soon enough, research shows

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
This op-ed by Gerry Cobb, director of the Pritzker Children's Initiative, outlines the benefits of supporting children during their first three years.

Child Care for All: A Blueprint for States

  • Early Education
This report offers bold recommendations for state child care reform.

Rob Thompson: North Carolina’s Budget Choices are Holding Kids Back

  • Think Babies

North Carolina: Federal Support for Early Learning & Care Opportunities

  • Early Education
This state fact sheet overviews state- and federally-funded early childhood programs in North Carolina.

Meeting the Promise of Paid Leave: Best Practices in State Paid Leave Implementation

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
This report identifies challenges, best practices, and recommendations from state paid leave programs.

Paid Family and Medical Leave Must Be Comprehensive to Help Workers and Their Children

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
This report from the Center for American Progress explains the need for comprehensive paid family and medical leave.

Partners In Learning Staff in Support of S212/H882

  • Early Education
  • Legislative
Partners In Learning in Salisbury, NC shared a video expressing their staff's support of S212/H882. The bill passed the House unanimously and it's now in conference committee.

Working Families are Spending Big Money on Child Care

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
This report from the Center for American Progress details the difficulties families face in affording child care.

Joint Conference Budget Review and Comparison

  • Legislative

A Look at the Cost of Child Care in NC (Carolina Parent)

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies

Checking In on the Child Care Landscape – 2019 State Fact Sheets

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce