Michele Rivest

Michele Rivest is the Policy Director of the NC Early Education Coalition, a statewide advocacy organization dedicated to advancing quality early care and education in North Carolina. Michele leads the Coalition’s state policy and advocacy efforts for young children and their families and coordinates the Think Babies™ NC initiative. Michele has extensive experience in early childhood policy at the national, state and local levels, and an education background in early childhood education and public policy.

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Perspective | North Carolina can’t reopen without child care

As some in our state begin to call for North Carolina to reopen, one thing is certain: North Carolina can’t go...


Early educators deserve worth wages

I started my own career in early education in college where I enrolled in a child psychology course and taught...