Welcome to NC’s Quality Early Education Campaign!

As North Carolinians, we are proud of our state’s record of innovation and excellence in advancing high quality early care and education for all young children.  In fact, NC serves as a model across the country for many of its early childhood initiatives – including Smart Start, NC PreK, T.E.A.C.H. and Star-rated child care licensing.  These programs have been repeatedly recognized nationwide as being well designed and implemented and producing positive gains for our young children.

Governor Pat McCrory recognized Pre-K as the fourth pillar of education in the State of the Union address, and in his budget proposed expanding NC Pre-K to serve 5,000 additional young children. North Carolina’s Appropriations Committees will soon begin reviewing the state’s early childhood education programs and making critical funding decisions.

Join our Action Network to stay informed and learn when your involvement can make a difference!