Goal 8: High-Quality Early Learning


Babies, toddlers, and young children across north Carolina will have access to high-quality opportunities to engage in early learning.    

2025 Target

Part 1) By 2025, increase the percentage of income-eligible children enrolled in NC Pre-K statewide from 47% to 75%.

Part 2) By 2025, decrease the percent of family income spent on child care, according to data provided by Child Care Aware America.

  • Infant Care: Decrease from 11.6% to 7.0%
  • Toddler Care: Decrease from 10.5% to 7.0%
  • Four-Year-Olds: Decrease from 10.0% to 7.0%