Our Approach


Why Us? Why This?

  • Because you want every child to have the best opportunity to realize their potential.
  • Because you want to see our children, our communities and our state thrive.
  • Because you also believe the best way to make positive change happen is to believe it is possible and achievable, illuminate paths forward and back it up with real results.

Join with us through your contribution to create large scale, lasting change for young children. That’s our focus – to create a North Carolina where policies and programs recognize that children birth to eight need good health, strong families and high quality early learning experiences during their early years to be most successful.

With your help we will build public will, accelerate what works and ignite action!

It’s achievable. In the words of Nelson Mandela, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” There was a time when people thought it impossible to eradicate polio . . . land on the moon . . . hear a voice from the other side of the world on a telephone!

Together, we CAN marshal North Carolina’s great people, ideas and achievements to build a foundation of opportunity and success for every child by the end of third grade.

When all children are given the best opportunity to realize their potential and contribute as productive citizens, North Carolina prospers.

NCECF relies on donations from generous individuals and organizations to carry out our work. Read about our work in 2016 and please support us today.

We happily accept checks as well. Checks can be mailed to:
North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation
907 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27605