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
DAYTON, OH, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 - Students enrolled in the local Preschool Promise effort made “significant gains in school readiness” in 2017-18, but the program is still struggling to attract more families and close racial achievement gaps, a preliminary 2017-18...
ASHEVILLE, OCTOBER 15, 2019 - New tax revenue from the pending $1.5 billion sale of Mission Health opens doors for once-in-a-generation investments — and some of it should go toward early childhood education and affordable housing, advocates said Monday. Community...
Buncombe County Initiative: Allocate Mission Health Sale Revenue to Early Learning, Affordable Housing and Transit
ASHEViLLE, NC, OCTOBER 15, 2018 - Local parents, alongside business, health and nonprofit leaders announced the official launch of Family-Friendly Affordable Buncombe. The initiative advocates for the property tax revenues from the upcoming sale of Mission Health to...