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North Carolinians see a child care crisis—and it is negatively impacting the state’s economy.  

A 2023 statewide survey of North Carolina voters commissioned by the NC Chamber Foundation shows North Carolinians are experiencing a child care crisis that is hurting families and making it hard for businesses to hire employees and grow. With federal child care stabilization funding ending this year, the crisis is likely to worsen.  

Lack of quality, affordable child care is causing parents to leave the workforce or turn down opportunities—exacerbating the state’s labor shortage and threatening business and economic growth.