Think Babies™ NC

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It’s time to Think Babies™ NC and make their potential our priority!

Think Babies™ NC seeks to ensure that North Carolina’s youngest children, prenatal to age 3, benefit from effective and equitable public policies, programs, and funding so that all children have what they need to thrive: healthy beginnings, supported families, and quality early care and learning experiences. This statewide initiative to support the healthy development of infants and toddlers is led by the Think Babies™ NC Alliance, comprised of a dynamic, cross-sector Leadership Team of public and private early childhood organizations at the local and state level.

When we Think Babies™ NC, we create stronger families, vibrant communities and a prosperous future for North Carolina.


Think Babies™ NC 2021 Prenatal to 3 Policy Priorities

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Think Babies™ NC Alliance Leadership Team

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Think Babies™ NC Community Partners

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The State of Babies Yearbook: NC

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2021 Prenatal-to-3 Policy Roadmap for North Carolina

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Think Babies™ NC News & Resources

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Think Babies™ NC Policy Priorities

Our policy priorities focus on what all babies and their families need to thrive: healthy beginnings, supported families, and access to quality early care and learning.

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Request for Applications: Improve Access to Early Head Start/Head Start Regrants

The Think Babies™ NC Alliance is seeking applicants to conduct a national and statewide study of existing EHS and quality infant-toddler programs to determine barriers and opportunities for expansion. Applications must be submitted by November 29, 2021 and deliverables must be completed by February 28,2022. Click the button below to read the Request for Applications and apply.

Request for Applications

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New County Child Care Fact Sheets!

The Think Babies™ NC Alliance has partnered with Child Care Services Association to produce fact sheets with county-level data about infant-toddler child care. These fact sheets will be updated quarterly. Please select your county from the drop-down menu below.

Think Babies: Make their potential our priority

Now is the time to make sure that our public policy gives babies what they need to thrive. Learn more about the national ZERO TO THREE Think Babies™ campaign.

The Think Babies™ NC Alliance is a proud partner in the national ZERO TO THREE Think Babies™ campaign and the National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers, which is funded in part by a grant from the Pritzker Children’s Initiative.

The NC Early Education Coalition serves as the backbone organization of the Think Babies™ NC Alliance, led by a cross-sector Leadership Team of state and local organizations focused on advancing public awareness and policy solutions for infants, toddlers, and their families. If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact us at

Think Babies NCIT Pritzker Children's Initiative