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Janet Singerman: Invest more in the early years of NC children (News & Observer)

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Legislative
  • NC Pre-K
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NC Report: Use of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Funding Increase

  • Early Education
  • Legislative
  • Think Babies

Think Babies™ Early Head Start Advocacy Toolkit

  • Advocacy
  • Family Support
  • Think Babies

Early Head Start: An Essential Support for Pregnant Women, Infants, and Toddlers

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies

Child Care Affordability Is Out of Reach for Many Low-Income Hispanic Households

  • Early Education
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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
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This report examines the benefits of universal home visiting programs, using Family Connects as a model.

Think Babies™ NC Policy Agenda Infographic

  • Advocacy
  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Legislative
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce

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.

Think Babies Census Poverty Data Support Toolkit

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

Preschool Development Grant B-5 Survey of Early Childhood Education Data Users

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies

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

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

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

  • Think Babies

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.

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.

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

What If We Expanded Child Care Subsidies in North Carolina?

  • Early Education
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The Missed Opportunity for North Carolina’s Youngest Children

  • Early Education
  • Legislative
  • Think Babies
This report from the NC Justice Center's Budget & Tax Center details North Carolina's use of CCDBG funding and the missed opportunity for working families with young children.

North Carolina 2019 KIDS COUNT Profile

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies

The State of Child Care in America

  • Advocacy
  • Early Education
  • Legislative
  • Think Babies
This website (created by the Center for American Progress, Bipartisan Policy Center, Child Care Aware of America, First Five Years Fund, and NAEYC) provides information about the Child Care and Development Block Grant, including an overview of the program, state data on the unmet need for child care assistance and highlights of how states are using their CCDBG funds.

Blog: Counting All Children in the 2020 Census Would Benefit Poor Children

  • Advocacy
  • Family Support
  • Think Babies

NC parents worry about lack of child care (ABC11)

  • Early Education
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5 Facts To Know About Child Care in Rural America

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce