Who’s Caring for Our Babies? Early Care and Education in North Carolina

Since the previous Who’s Caring For Our Babies? report in 2008, the state of North Carolina has made great strides in improving the quality of care for children birth through five years of age.  Preschoolers (3-5-year-olds) have seen a great increase in the quality and availability of care in the past eight years.  However, the improvement in quality and availability of care for infants and toddlers, while certainly better, has not been as great.  Similarly, improvements in quality and availability of early care and education for children receiving subsidy is also noted. This study examines care in 2016 and shows how it has changed since 2008.

2016 Reports

  • 2016 Infant & Toddler Executive Summary
  • Region 1 – Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Northampton, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties
  • Region 2 – Beaufort, Craven, Hyde, Pamlico, Tyrell and Washington counties
  • Region 3 – Carteret, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Pitt and Onslow counties
  • Region 4 – Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Pender and Sampson counties
  • Region 5 – Anson, Cumberland, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson and Scotland counties
  • Region 6 – Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties
  • Region 7 – Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln counties
  • Region 8 – Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Polk, Rutherford, Swain and Transylvania counties
  • Region 9 – Alexander, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Iredell, McDowell, Mitchell, Watauga and Yancey counties
  • Region 10 – Ashe, Alleghany, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin counties
  • Region 11 – Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham counties
  • Region 12 – Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Orange, Person, Vance and Wake counties
  • Region 13 – Chatham, Harnett, Johnston, Lee and Wayne counties
  • Region 14 – Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Warren and Wilson counties

2008 Reports