Local Funding for Early Learning: A Community Toolkit
“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
In the News
DAYTON, OH, MARCH 3, 2017 - Dayton’s Preschool Promise board approved a $5.5 million planning budget for the next 16 months, with about half of that money aimed at improving the quality levels of local preschool providers. The two main budget categories are $2.76...
ASHEVILLE, NC, FEBRUARY 24, 2017 - A diverse group of influential local stakeholders is pushing for universal access to preschool in Buncombe County. Styling themselves the Asheville Buncombe Preschool Planning Collaborative, the members aim to make quality preschool...
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC, FEBRUARY 17, 2016 - Last year, New Hanover County Schools received 1,920 preschool applications -- for 792 slots. In fact, just 47 percent of the county's 4,500 3- and 4-year-olds are enrolled in any licensed childcare program, public or...