Policy and Advocacy
The NC Early Education Coalition is the only statewide advocacy coalition dedicated to promoting high-quality, accessible and affordable child care in North Carolina. We accomplish our mission of advocacy and education by: developing policy positions, researching and producing fact sheets, providing training and resources, cultivating relationships with policymakers and the media, engaging a full-time lobbying team at the NC General Assembly, mobilizing advocates, and collaborating with state and national early childhood partners.
Think Babies™ NC
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.
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.
Young children and families depend on us to be their champion. Our work depends on you.
Now is the time to transform child care. We can't do this work without you. We need your help to continue our work to win new victories for young children, their families, their educators, and their communities. Every contribution makes a big difference! Here are a few ways you can get involved and support the Coalition:
Become a Member
Our members are a diverse group of statewide organizations, regional and local child care agencies, child care providers, and individuals. They are the heart and soul of our work and the best advocates we know!
Make a Donation
Every contribution makes a big difference! Your tax-deductible contribution will support work that is critical to making progress on issues impacting our state’s youngest children.
Want to learn more about the NC Early Education Coalition? Please explore our website or send us an email!