Local Funding for Early Learning: A Community Toolkit
Upcoming workshops, videos and online learning tools.
“Communities are hungry for better ways to meet the needs of their children. There is a dearth of information on how to grow your resources locally. This toolkit provides such an excellent guide to those who care about North Carolina children. I wish every state had one! In the child and youth field we need to get better at understanding the flow of resources, the tax and budget process, and creative financing mechanisms in order to be more effective.”
Elizabeth Gaines, Senior Fellow, The Forum for Youth Investment
“I don’t often see this level of quality work – so you are to be congratulated for the accomplishment. And as President of the UNC School of Government Foundation, I am really pleased to see you using the great resources of the institution that gave me my start in public service.”
Ed Kitchen, VP and COO of the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation of Greater Greensboro
“If your community is considering locally expanding early care and education services, the toolkit and workshop supplied by NCECF and the Budget and Tax Center is essential to your planning. Please take advantage of these wonderful resources. It will move the discussion forward!”
Jennie Eblen, Co-Chair, Asheville Buncombe Preschool Planning Collaborative
On the training that accompanies the toolkit: “Today was a great combination of usable, accurate and contextual facts blended in with focus on how to enact change with that data. Thanks for keeping us on task and bringing this opportunity to us all.”
David Jackson, President and CEO, Boone, NC Area Chamber of Commerce
In the News
In 2016, Cincinnati voters overwhelmingly approved a property tax increase to fund the $15 million-a-year Preschool Promise. In its first school year, the program provided tuition scholarships to 1,337 preschoolers, brought 82 preschools into the program and supported...
MEMPHIS, TN, DECEMBER 5, 2017 - Sitting at the Memphis City Council committee table Tuesday, Mayor Jim Strickland reiterated what he’d said for years: universal prekindergarten can be a “gamechanger.” With Strickland on board, the council's executive committee voted...
As the trend toward reduced investments at the federal level for children continues (a decline over the next decade is expected by 25 percent or more as a percentage of GDP), local governments are stepping up their investments. This Brookings report provides an...