I have worn many hats in my lifetime (often at the same time), but the hat that I’m most proud of and most passionate about is my advocacy hat. I have spent my life as a strong advocate for children because they are among our society’s most vulnerable population. Many
The tragedy last week in Uvalde, Texas, where 19 children and two teachers were killed, marks the 27th school shooting to date this year.  At least 17 mass shootings have occurred since the tragedy in Uvalde, according to the Gun Violence Archive, an organization that tracks mass shootings nationwide.
Last month, Child Care Services Association released an issue brief, Addressing the Early Childhood Workforce Crisis through Stabilization Grants, which summarized the important role that NC Early Childhood Stabilization Grants have played in supporting child care programs statewide. Five case studies demonstrated the ways in which these funds have been
Over the past year, under contract with the Think Babies™ NC Alliance, Child Care Services Association (CCSA) conducted a statewide and county-level study to assess the supply of infant-toddler care in North Carolina and the impact of COVID-19 on the infant-toddler child care landscape. This report combines a variety of data,
N.C. Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed today, Friday, May 6, 2022, to be Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day. At Child Care Services Association, we believe that all children should have equitable access to affordable, high-quality early care and education to lay the foundation for successful life outcomes and that it all