What is the Child Care Crisis?

7%

of infants born annually in Buncombe County get a child care slot. We need 5 times as many to meet the demand.
WE NEED MORE.

$10,025

is the average annual cost of infant care in Buncombe County. That’s more than the average in-state college tuition.
FAMILIES DESERVE SUPPORT.

$13.37

is the average hourly wage of a local early educator, nearly $10 below the Buncombe living wage.
HIGHER PAY. MORE RECOGNITION.

Donate

to support early educators and families who can’t afford child care.

Advocate

sign up for advocacy alerts from WNC Early Education Coalition.

Nominate

an early educator who makes a difference
to win an Early Educator Spotlight Award.

Donate

employers can join The Biltmore Company’s initiative to expand infant and toddler care in Buncombe County.

Sponsor

our Early Educator Spotlight Awards. Email ben@buncombepfc.org for more info.