Falling Behind in NC

Falling Behind: State funding for early care & education plummets

Despite a contracting economy over the course of the Great Recession, North Carolina has continued to grow. Yet at the same time, state investments in areas vital to the future workforce of the state such as early care and education has plummeted over the last several years.  Funding for programs such as Smart Start, subsidized child care and NC Pre-K (formerly known as More at Four) has obviously completely failed to keep up with demand as the figure above shows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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