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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
  • Think Babies

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
  • Think Babies

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.

Think Babies™ NC Policy Agenda Infographic

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

Funding our Future: Generating State and Local Tax Revenue for Quality Early Care and Education

  • Early Education

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.

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

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies

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