Webinar – High-Quality Early Learning Environments for North Carolina Babies and Toddlers
Children’s first three years lay the foundation for future learning, and high-quality child care helps prepare children for school and life success.
NCECF and Think Babies™ NC shared where North Carolina is on specific state-level policies that can support young children’s early learning through high quality early education environments and early intervention services. The webinar:
- Outlined the Think Babies™ NC initiative and its connection with the Pathways to Grade-Level Reading initiative and the NC Early Childhood Action Plan
- Released two new briefs on the cost of infant and toddler child care, the prevalence of child care deserts, and an assessment of where NC is on state-level early learning and development policies for babies and toddlers
- Caught up with Michele Rivest and Elaine Zukerman of the NC Early Education Coalition on their work on increasing access to high-quality infant and toddler child care