Too many North Carolina third-graders are not meeting critical milestones.
Focus on birth to eight and leverage North Carolina’s successes.
Lead with inquiry, build public will and promote policy and practice solutions.
We believe that when all young children are given the best opportunity to realize their potential and contribute as productive citizens, North Carolina prospers.
We support policies and programs that recognize that children need good health, strong families and high quality early learning experiences during their early years to be most successful.
North Carolina’s economic well-being and its ability to develop a globally competitive workforce depend on our public and private investments in young children and their families. As business leaders, we believe that high quality early childhood development investments are essential to our states’ future and its ability to grow the skilled workforce that North Carolina needs to thrive.
Yes, I'd like to learn more about becoming a Champion and making presentations and talking about how critical the first 2000 days of life are for a child. Champions are not early childhood experts. They speak from their experiences and rely on tools developed by the program.
By signing this statement of support, you are demonstrating your support for early childhood development programs, policies and investments that build a foundation of opportunity and success for every child. However, you are not endorsing a specific policy or program. You are giving the NC Early Childhood Foundation permission to list your name on our web site and in other materials as a supporter of this statement.