Voices from NC’s Coverage Gap: Early Childhood Educators

March 2019

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by Rob Thompson

A new release from NC Child highlights the plight of many who work in early childhood education: no access to health coverage. A new fact sheet details why statewide, one in five early childhood educators lacks health insurance. In an accompanying video blog, early childhood educators share what it means for them to live without access to affordable health care.

North Carolina suffers from a serious shortage of early childhood educators. Affordable health care is critical when working in a physically and mentally demanding job like working with young children. North Carolina needs a strong and stable early childhood workforce, but affordable health coverage is a major obstacle.

Download the new fact sheet here, along with first-person stories, photos, audio, and video clips of educators in their own words.

Rob Thompson is NC Child’s Deputy Director

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