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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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Motivational Interviewing Learning Collaborative Pilot Program Accepting Applications

MILC: Growing Strong Bones for Effective Family-Based Practice Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina is currently accepting applications for participation in the Motivational Interviewing Learning Collaborative (MILC) Pilot.  This pilot will take place in Raleigh, NC over the course of 9...

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Spotlight on the Chowan/Perquimans Smart Start Partnership

Excerpt from the North Carolina Incredible Years June 2012 Newsletter Susan Nixon, IY facilitator and Executive Director at Chowan/Perquimans Smart Start Partnership for Children, shared her recent IY graduation success. Seven parents completed the program, and one of the parents...

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Where are Kids on the Campaign Trail?

Where are Kids on the Campaign Trail? Public News Service-NC: http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/26629-2 (05/29/12) CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Advocates for children in North Carolina say the youngest Americans are being ignored so far in the presidential campaigns, and they're hoping that changes before...

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Alexander Early Childhood Advocate Honored at Smart Start Conference

Margo Mosley Receives Karen W. Ponder Leadership Award GREENSBORO— Margo Mosley, an Extension Agent in Family and Consumer Sciences at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, was awarded the  Karen W. Ponder Leadership Award at the 2012 National Smart Start Conference....

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