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.
Our faith calls us to ensure that each child is given the best opportunity to realize their potential – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, moral and social – in a loving environment.
We call on our state and our communities to support public and private investments in 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 in school and in life.
In the words of the Global Network of Religions for Children, “It is a moral obligation for us to provide an environment that enables children to fully explore their innate potential with human dignity.”
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.