Raise NC

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Raise North Carolina:
Invest in Early Care and Learning

North Carolina‘s high-quality early care and learning network helps families raise capable children and a stronger North Carolina. Early childhood teachers, people, organizations and agencies work together to help families work while raising the early abilities in their children that are essential for success in school and life.

North Carolina is a national leader in early care and learning—and it needs continued investment to strengthen all families and the state’s economy.

Raise North Carolina is a public education campaign to build appreciation and support for North Carolina’s early care and learning network and the teachers who serve children, families and North Carolina.

North Carolina families, caregivers, educators, advocates, businesses and policymakers can join in and take action by: 

  • Showing appreciation on social media for the early care and learning teachers who serve young children and families each day. Use the hashtag #RaiseNC and tag @ncdhhs.
  • Sharing success stories that highlight the great work and positive impacts of early care and learning on children, families, and communities.
  • Calling for increased federal and state support to help rebuild and strengthen the state’s network.
  • Learning more about the importance of the state’s early care and learning network and equipping fellow community members with information about Raise NC.

Investing in early childhood education helps us all Raise NC.

Raise NC Toolkit

Raise your voice to Raise NC. Explore and download the full suite of easy-to-use educational and promotional materials, including flyers, social media posts, graphics, talking points and more. Whether you’re an organization or an individual, these materials are free and available for your advocacy efforts.

Download the toolkit   Social Media Toolkit

Watch Our PSAs

Hear from parents, teachers, and early childhood education experts in our public service announcements (PSAs). Support the early care and learning professionals that raise North Carolina.

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The videos in the links above are free for you to use and republish, including on your own social media channels.

Social Media Graphics

Share information about Raise North Carolina directly to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Social Media Toolkit

"It feels wonderful to know that the foundation we set in early childhood help the kids go on to learn and grow in school, and socially, emotionally help them prepare for all the years to come." —Heather Estanol