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THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024!

10:00 am at Halifax Mall

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

Better Pay & Benefits
For Teachers

Affordable & Accessible
For all Families

Sustainable Funding For
Child Care Providers

Every young child...

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:

The Child Care for NC coalition is bringing providers, parents, and supporters from across the state together to demand our leaders solve the looming child care crisis. We’re showing up like never before for a Day of Action May 16 and we need YOU! It will take all of us raising our voices to show our elected representatives in the General Assembly what’s at stake if they don’t act. Register Now and Meet us in Raleigh!

What is Child Care for NC: United for Change?

Child Care for NC: United for Change is a community gathering 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.

As providers and parents, we know it’s a big ask to close a center or a classroom for a day, but this is a big ask because we have a big problem ahead of us. We have to do everything we can to make child care funding and teacher pay a priority before a looming crisis hits our child care system in June, impacting our children, families, teachers, workplaces, and communities. We are closing for ONE DAY so we don’t have to close centers, family child care homes, and classrooms forever in the coming months.

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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.

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