NC Early Childhood Action Plan Data Dashboards 2025 Goals To track progress toward the targets and sub-targets of the 2025 goals in the North Carolina Early Childhood Action Plan, each of the 10 goals of the plan has its own page of data and information. The page for each goal is listed below. The dashboards are intended to promote collective insight and awareness around the data outlined in the plan. All data will be reevaluated and updated on a regular basis. For more details about the data reported in the North Carolina Early Childhood Action Plan Data Dashboards, please view the data appendix. Goal 1: Healthy Babies Babies across North Carolina from all backgrounds will have a healthy start in their first year of life. Goal 2: Preventive Health Services Babies, toddlers, young children and their families will have regular, ongoing access to high-quality health services. Goal 3: Food Security Babies, toddlers, young children and their families across North Carolina will have access to enough healthy food every day. Goal 4: Safe and Secure Housing Babies, toddlers, young children and their families across North Carolina will have access to safe, secure and affordable housing. Goal 5: Safe and Nurturing Relationships Babies, toddlers and young children across North Carolina will grow up with safe and nurturing family and caregiver relationships. Goal 6: Permanent Families for Children in Foster Care Babies, toddlers and young children in foster care will grow up in stable, consistent and nurturing families, whether that is with the child’s birth family or through an adoptive family. Goal 7: Social-Emotional Health and Resilience Babies, toddlers and young children across North Carolina will express, recognize and manage their emotions in a healthy way, especially under stress. 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. Goal 9: On Track for School Success Young children across North Carolina will enter kindergarten on track for reaching their developmental goals. Goal 10: Reading at Grade Level Young children across North Carolina will read on grade-level in elementary school, with a particular focus on African American, American Indian and Hispanic children who face the greatest systemic barriers to reading success.