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  • Child Care Services Association, headquartered in North Carolina, advocates for child care services at the local, state and national level to ensure affordable, accessible, high quality child care for all families. Their website has information and research for families, child care businesses, and providers.
  • Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute is a nationally recognized center for studying young children and their families. The institute includes the researchers for the Abecedarian Project, the results of which are often cited as part of the economic impact and return on investment discussion related to the importance of quality early childcare.
  • North Carolina Action for Children has information on legislative actions as well as research and data on ECE, children's health and family economic security.
  • North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children works on behalf of young children. In North Carolina their advocacy work included oversight of the NC Child Care Coalition and the Covenant with North Carolina's Children.
  • North Carolina Office of School Readiness strives to prepare children for school success by supporting high-quality early education and preschool programs throughout North Carolina including the states 4-year old preschool program.
  • North Carolina Partnership for Children webpage include state and local information about the Smart Start initiative as well as a link to the National Smart Start Technical Assistance Center