Experts across the state — from parents and educators to business leaders and policymakers — agree that nothing less than North Carolina’s economic future is at stake without investment in early care and education.
A record-high 104,000 people missed work in October because of child care problems, surpassing even early pandemic levels.
The owner of a North Carolina childcare center remembers Ms. Kathy and Ms. Brenda, two employees who fell into the state's Medicaid coverage gap.
Infrastructure isn't just roads and bridges. Local leaders in North Carolina talk about how federal proposals could impact child care, internet service, and more.
Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday that K-5 schools could reopen in October, but final decisions are left up to local school boards.
An 8-month-old at one facility transmitted COVID-19 to both parents, and another infected parent required hospitalization, researchers said.
By the time her son was born in 2017, “$1,000 a month only got my son half day care” at a good childcare provider, one mom said.
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