North Carolina Partnership for Children- Smart Start (NCPC) is a thriving network of 74 nonprofit local partnerships that serve all 100 North Carolina counties. NCPC ensures fiscal and programmatic accountability and coordinates a statewide network to create better outcomes for children and families.
In order to produce comprehensive, nationally comparative data on the child care gap, BPC originally set out to map child care access in all 50 states. However, when the coronavirus pandemic prompted stay-at-home orders in March, BPC halted their original research design. This report and accompanying interactive maps represent the results from 25 states.
The Community Systems Development Toolkit supports the hands-on implementation of collaborative systems work at the local level, providing resource tools that cover the full spectrum of community systems and coordination work.
Governors and leaders of health care systems have made it clear that child care is an ``essential service,” without which we will not be able to effectively respond to this pandemic. Given that reality, state and federal governments are obligated to support its continued existence across states and settings, including programs who support families with child care subsidies, and those who do not.