Brains are built, not born. It’s time for our public policy to catch up with science.
During the first years of life, babies’ experiences are built into their bodies – shaping brain development and building the foundation for all future learning, behavior and health.
North Carolina needs policies and programs that ensure healthy beginnings at birth, support families with young children, and make high-quality child care and learning environments more accessible and affordable to all parents who want them. When we support them in their earliest years, we prepare our babies to grow, learn and succeed—and our communities, workforce and economy become stronger and more productive.
Learn about the Think Babies NC legislative agenda and the facts behind the asks.
- Fact sheets: Healthy Beginnings
- Fact sheets: Supported Families & Supportive Communities
- Fact sheets: Access to Quality Early Care and Learning Experiences
- Fact sheet: Ensure all families with young children are counted in the 2020 census