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North Carolina

Promoting expanded access to high-quality preschool in the Tar Heel state

One of the lesser-known accomplishments of North Carolina’s 2016 legislature was a $1.3 million investment in the state’s preschool program. Our law enforcement and retired military leaders in North Carolina backed that change, highlighting the connection between quality preschool, less crime, and increased military eligibility. The investment is a small step toward increasing access to North Carolina’s preschool program, one of the top programs in the nation, which currently enrolls about 20 percent of the state’s four-year-olds.


April 3, 2017

Social-Emotional Skills in Early Childhood Support Workforce Success

Why business executives want employees who play well with others. Social-emotional skills learned in a child's earliest years will lead to workforce success later in life.


  1. February 25, 2017

    Citizen-Readiness Index: North Carolina


  2. September 12, 2016

    2016 Citizen-Readiness Index Infographic


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