Register for our webinar on June 12, 2018 from 11 AM to Noon.
Brain science continues to advance at an astonishing rate. We now know that children’s earliest experiences are built into their bodies—shaping their brain architecture and biological systems. These experiences build the foundation for future learning and health. Quality child care promotes healthy development and early skill-building.
Who’s Caring for Our Babies, a report by Child Care Services Association (CCSA), looks at the state of child care for North Carolina’s infants and toddlers. Mary Martin, CCSA Vice President, System Research and Development, will share the report’s findings, including:
- How available is infant and toddler child care in North Carolina?
- Are infants and toddlers in high quality programs?
- Are families with infants and toddlers benefiting from child care subsidies?
- What do we know about the people educating and caring for infants and toddlers in North Carolina?
- How does where a family lives impact the answers to these questions?
Mary Martin, Vice President, System Research and Development
Mary holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and an undergraduate degree from The College of William and Mary. She has nearly 20 years of experience working at Child Care Services Association (CCSA) and over 25 years of experience in the human services field including direct service with children, project management and systems research. While the mainstay of CCSA’s research has focused on the early childhood workforce in North Carolina and across the country, Mary has also led and been intimately involved in a variety of other systems studies including both the 2008 and 2016 “Who’s Caring for Our Babies? Early Care and Education in North Carolina” studies. On an annual basis, Mary has the primary responsibility for designing and conducting the program evaluations for all of CCSA’s statewide services including the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Project and the Child Care WAGE$® Project.