North Carolina’s economy depends on quality child care. The early care and education system:
- Allows parents to work, earning nearly $12.5 billion each year for our state.
- Generates $1.7 billion annually
- Employs 50,000 North Carolinians
- And most importantly, it builds human capital, laying the groundwork for the state’s future success.
The Insight Center for Community Economic Development has written a report on the economic impact of investments in early care and education in North Carolina. Download the 2011 Economic Impact Report.
Read the statewide report, then open the new widget below to find out how early education impacts your North Carolina county.
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