What We Do

Grounded in research. Powered by a network of advocates.

NC Child advances strategies and policies to ensure all NC children grow up in a state that truly invests in their potential.


Our Focus Areas

We’re working to build a stronger North Carolina by focusing on these key opportunities for children and their families. This is what’s possible for all children: 

High Quality Early Childhood Education

Healthy Children

Nurturing Homes and Communities

Family Economic Security

Explore Our Research & Insights

For our team to be effective, we have to learn from the people who live the issues every day. We hope these resources will support your work for North Carolina’s children.

Current Campaigns

Many children across our state face significant barriers that affect their wellbeing. We advocate for policies that improve the lives of all North Carolina children. Here are a few of the current campaigns we’re working on, together with our partners: 
Children's Mental Health

Prevent youth suicide

North Carolina’s children are in crisis. We need to meet them with support where they are – at school.

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Health Care Can't Wait

Families can't wait for care

Every parent and caregiver needs health care - so they can be there for their children!

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School Meals for All Kids

Ensure no-cost school meals

Every student needs healthy meals at school – regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

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Child Care is Essential

Improve subsidy rates

NC can’t work without child care. Access to strong programs is critical for child development & families.

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How You Can Join Us

Be a part of the solution! Take action to support kids.