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Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs State Profile

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
This state profile provides a snapshot of how the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant works in North Carolina.

Building a Qualified and Supported Early Care and Education Workforce

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce

The Child Development Case for a National Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies

Creating an Integrated Efficient Early Care and Education System to Support Children and Families: A State-by-State Analysis

  • Early Education
  • NC Pre-K
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce

Governor Cooper: Executive Order 82

  • Health
  • Legislative
  • Think Babies
Executive Order 82: Promoting Health and Wellness by Clarifying Protections Afforded to Pregnant State Employees

America’s Child Care Deserts in 2018

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies

Evaluation of NC Early Childhood Programs Among Middle School Students

  • Early Education
  • NC Pre-K
This report from Duke University evaluates the benefits of NC's early childhood programs - specifically NC Pre-K and Smart Start - over time.

Paid Family and Medical Leave is Critical for Low-wage Workers and Their Families

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies

Understanding the True Cost of Child Care for Infants and Toddlers

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
This report from the Center for American Progress details the true cost of care for infants and toddlers. A state-by-state analysis finds it is unaffordable for most working families.

Building Strong Foundations: Racial Inequity in Policies that Impact Infants, Toddlers, and Families

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies

Understanding Infant and Toddler Child Care Deserts

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies
This report from the Center for American Progress details the lack of availability of infant-toddler child care across the U.S.

Home visiting report reveals wide gap in services across North Carolina (EdNC)

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies

Paid Family and Medical Leave in the United States: A Research Agenda

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies

Press Release: Communities in NC receive funding to support young children and families

  • Advocacy
  • Think Babies
Press Release: Communities in NC receive funding to support young children and families

Think Babies™ NC Newsletter: October 2018

  • Think Babies
Read the October 2018 edition of the Think Babies™ NC Newsletter.

2018 North Carolina State Child Care Facts

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies

2018 Think Babies™ NC Community Partners

  • Think Babies
An overview of the 2018 Think Babies™ NC Community Partner Mini-Grant recipients.

The U.S. and the High Cost of Child Care

  • Early Education
  • Think Babies

The Health of Parents and Their Children: A Two-Generation Inquiry

  • Health
  • Think Babies

2018 Voter Poll Toolkit

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
  • Workforce
The NC Early Childhood Foundation conducted a poll of NC voters in 2018 that showed strong support for early education and many of the Think Babies™ NC policy priorities. This toolkit contains the poll results and tools to help share them.

Blog: Raise the Banner for Infants, Toddlers and their Families

  • Advocacy
  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies
Written by Matthew Melmed, Executive Director of ZERO TO THREE, and Janet Froetscher, President of Pritzker Children’s Initiative.

National and Statewide Early Childhood Organizations

  • Advocacy
  • Think Babies
A list of national and North Carolina statewide early childhood organizations and Think Babies™ partners.

How to Contact Your Legislators

  • Advocacy
  • Legislative
This handout provides communication tips for how to contact your legislators about early childhood issues.

It’s Time to Think Babies™ NC

  • Early Education
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Think Babies
This fact sheet details the state of babies in North Carolina and why it's time to invest in what children and families need to thrive.

NC Landscape Study of Early Home Visiting Programs

  • Family Support
  • Think Babies
This report from the UNC School of Social Work's Jordan Institute for Families provides the first in-depth analysis of home visiting in its current form in North Carolina.