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The Space I Choose to Live In – Will You Step Inside?

This post is part of a series written by Smart Start leaders chosen to participate in the Equity Leaders Action Network (ELAN), launched by The BUILD Initiative in 2015. Over the next three years, ELAN leaders will work together...

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Leading with an Equity Lens: when will we talk about it?

This post is part of a series written by Smart Start leaders chosen to participate in the Equity Leaders Action Network (ELAN), launched by The BUILD Initiative in 2015. Over the next three years, ELAN leaders will work together...

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Smart Start Leaders Working with National Group to Advance Racial Equity

Four early childhood leaders from North Carolina’s Smart Start network have been selected to participate in the Equity Leaders Action Network (ELAN), a group dedicated to advancing racial equity in early childhood systems. The Smart Start leaders include: Dr. Jessica...

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BUILD Initiative Equity Leaders Action Network will include Smart Start Leaders

The BUILD Initiative has launched an Equity Leaders Action Network (ELAN) to support leaders who have responsibility at the state or county level for early childhood systems. North Carolina is represented by four Smart Start leaders! Congratulations to Robeson County...

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Partnership for Children of Cumberland County highlighted in the White House’s Playbook for Building an Early Learning Community

The Partnership for Children (PFC) of Cumberland County was included in a “playbook” released by the White House as part of an effort to support state and local elected officials in conveying the importance of high quality early learning,...

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Spotlight on Brain Connections!

Early Learning Professional Development Conference Smart Start of Forsyth County, Inc. (SSFC) will host the 17th annual Early Learning Professional Development Conference Saturday Jun 21 at the Sundance Plaza Hotel on University Parkway in Winston-Salem, NC (http://www.ramada.com/hotels/north-carolina/winston-salem/ramada-plaza-winston-salem-north/hotel-overview . This year’s...

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Smart Start Announces New President

Cindy Watkins to Lead the State-Wide Network that Helps Ensure All NC Children Start School Healthy And Ready To Learn The North Carolina Partnership for Children (NCPC), the organization that leads Smart Start across the state, announced today that Cindy...

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Smart Start Plays Critical Role During Federal Shutdown

A Message from NCPC President Stephanie Fanjul The federal shutdown had the potential to impact over 36,000 children under five who were at risk of losing their child care, but we were able to keep most of our youngest children...

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Louisiana Works with Smart Start Leader to Pilot Early Childhood Initiative

The Louisiana Department of Education, along with the Department of Children and Family Services and Department of Health and Hospitals, released a Request for Applications (RFA) for communities to participate in a pilot program as part of the implementation...

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Unexpected Supporters of Early Childhood Education Speak Up

First 2000 Days Website Launched Stephanie Carroll Carson, Public News Service-NC http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/27380-1 (07/12/12) ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. - The first 2,000 days of a child's life are what education experts say are crucial to his or her development. North Carolinians from all walks...

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