Join the movement and make your voice heard as we work to solve North Carolina's child care crisis.

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Affordable & Accessible
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in North Carolina deserves an opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed. But right now, our state’s child care system is in crisis, and too many children are missing out on foundational early care and learning. Families can’t afford the high cost, teachers can’t afford to work for such low wages, and providers can’t afford to keep their doors open. With federal COVID relief funding about to run out, our state has reached a tipping point. It’s time to come together and take action for:

This urgent crisis calls for urgent action, and we hope you will join this statewide movement of parents, early educators, businesses, and advocates who are united in fighting for our future. Please join us at the NC General Assembly on Thursday, April 20th, 2023, for Child Care for NC: United for Change! Your story, your experience, and your participation is critically important. Together, we can show our communities and our policymakers just how essential child care is for young children and parents, for businesses and employers, and for our state’s economy.

What is Child Care for NC: United for Change?

Child Care for NC: United for Change is an event to lift up the voices of everyone impacted by inadequate and inequitable child care funding. Everyone knows someone who depends on child care, but North Carolinians can’t depend on our current system to survive under these conditions any longer.

This event will make it clear that North Carolina needs a child care system that truly works for everyone, now and into the future. There will be many ways for child care programs, families, and communities to participate and take action. Child care is not one-size-fits-all, and neither is this event.

Click the button below to access the Child Care for NC Advocacy Toolkit, where you’ll find resources and more information about how to participate.

The Child Care for NC: United for Change planning committee is made up of center-based and family child care home providers, families, and organizations that are committed to long-term policy, program and funding changes to support our state’s early education system and the young children it serves. Organizational members include: Evolve Early Learning, MomsRising, National Black Child Development Institute-Charlotte Affiliate, National Domestic Workers Alliance, NC Early Education Coalition, NC Head Start Association, and Verner Center for Early Learning.

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