North Carolina

Our allies in North Carolina are a force for children—and they are using their influence to make the policy changes that improve outcomes for kids and families in their state.

State Allies:

NC Child • Raleigh, NC
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Top Priorities for 2020

Include lead-poisoned children in the state's Early Intervention program

Lower the lead-in-water hazard level from 15 ppb to 5 ppb

Secure federal funding for child care relief, in order to shore up the system

Create a vision and capacity-development plan for early childhood social-emotional health

Last year, North Carolina advocates proved that simple, sometimes small policy changes can have an enormous impact on the health and success of a state’s children.

  • Launched the NC Initiative for Young Children’s Social-Emotional Health to Ensure Children, Birth to Five, Receive Early Identification and Appropriate Intervention for Social-Emotional Challenges
  • New Testing and Mitigation Requirement to Prevent Lead Poisoning in Child Care Centers
  • Waiver of the “Prior Exam rule,” Which Paves the Way for Dental Hygienists to Operate School-Based Sealant Programs

The Alliance for Early Success is achieving systemic, long-lasting change for North Carolina’s young children by providing state allies with powerful advantages.

  • Strategic, Outcomes-Focused Investments
  • Consulting and Strategy
  • Direct Access to National Expertise
  • Rapid Response Support
  • Connections/Access to Allies in Similar States
  • Roles in National Communities of Practice