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Working in Early Care and Education in North Carolina: 2015 Workforce Study

Child Care Services Association (CCSA) conducted a statewide survey of the early care and education workforce in North Carolina from January 2015 through September 2015. This study provides comprehensive data on teachers, assistant teachers, and directors in early care and education centers and on the licensed early care and education programs in which they work.

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When Brain Science Meets Public Policy: Strategies for Building Executive Function Skills in the Early Years

This white paper from the Institute for Child Success explores the development of executive functioning skills in young children that are critical for success later in life, identifies evidence-based and promising practices that foster them, and suggests four strategic opportunities for policymakers looking to support young children in this area.

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Institute for Child Success
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What Are Local Funding Options?

This report from the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation highlights local funding mechanisms that are currently available, or could become available, in North Carolina and how to determine which option is the best fit for your community.

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North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation
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Understanding the True Cost of Child Care for Infants and Toddlers

It is no secret that child care can be costly, and this is especially true for infant and toddler child care. Annual child care often exceeds the annual cost of college tuition and is one of the largest expenses in a family’s budget. To help illustrate the gap between current child care prices and the real cost to provide high-quality child care, the Center for American Progress developed a 50-state cost model for center-based programs. This report provides state-by-state estimates of the cost to provide child care that meets minimum state licensing standards, as well as the cost to provide high-quality child care where early childhood educators earn salaries comparable to kindergarten teachers.

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Center for American Progress
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