Young children & their families deserve reliable, quality child care that lets parents work and puts young children on track for success in school and in life. With relief funds long gone, our nation’s child care system is under massive strain. The good news: There is a strong movement in Congress to provide new investments to sustain the child care sector for the long haul.
Too many North Carolinians don’t have health coverage because our state has not yet expanded Medicaid. But we have a great opportunity now to make it happen!
Your donation puts NC Child’s strategies to work for children and families across the state.
Many children across our state face significant barriers that affect their wellbeing. Too many kids and families face discrimination because of their race, ethnicity, and place of birth. NC Child wants every child to have the chance to thrive.
Here are a few of the current campaigns we’re working on, together with our partners:
Since the pandemic began, hundreds of thousands of North Carolinians have lost their jobs – and health insurance. It’s time for state leaders to act.
Some NC kids have unacceptable levels of lead in their bodies, putting them at risk. Eliminating exposure to lead means healthier brain development.
North Carolina can’t go back to work without child care. Access to strong early childhood programs is critical for child development, & for NC’s working families.
Children’s healthy mental health development is tied to their ability to learn, maintain healthy relationships with their family and peers, and succeed later in life.