Reach Out & Read 2016 Results

Over 40,000 Books Given to Children Through Smart Start and Reach Out & Read Recent Report Says Parents Participating in the Program Are More Likely to be Reading with Young Children – A recent report shows that a statewide partnership...

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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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Raleigh Pediatrician and Smart Start Board Member Named to Child Fatality Task Force

Peter Morris, M.D., Medical Director of Wake County Human Services named to key child safety task force by Governor Perdue Peter J. Morris, M.D., MPH, Medical/Clinical Services Director of Wake County Human Services and Board Member of The North Carolina...

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Help Families Claim Tax Credits

The National Women’s Law Center recently launched a Tax Credits Outreach Campaign to ensure that more families know to claim available federal and state income tax credits. They have fliers for every state showing federal and state tax credits and...

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Crisis facing America’s Black children

On Thursday January 13, leaders of the Children’s Defense Fund and the Black Community Crusade for Children (BCCC) will release two studies showing the deepening crisis facing America’s Black children and young adults. Marian Wright Edelman and Geoffrey Canada...

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Watching TV in Infancy Associated with Lower Cognitive Development

A new study to adds to research that suggests television can have a negative impact on infants and toddlers. In a study of 259 families researchers found that babies who regularly watched TV had lower scores on cognitive and language...

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Gov. Hunt and Milk Party Leader Talk Local Early Childhood Engagement

  Former North Carolina Governor James Hunt and David Lawrence, Jr., chairman of The Children’s Trust ,former publisher of The Miami Herald, and Milk Party leader have been named keynote speakers for the 2011 National Smart Start Conference's Celebration Lunch....

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ShapeNC featured on Chapel Hill Magazine's Blog

As a young girl, Norma Bell learned to cook the classic Southern way from her mother, Mildred “Mama Dip” Council. Today, as director of Little Teddies Daycare off of Homestead Road, she is cutting the fat from her cooking...

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Congressman Bob Etheridge’s Responds Early Childhood Questionnaire

From What's New for Chatham Kids, a blog by the Chatham County Partnership for Children: Congressman Bob Etheridge’s Response to Chatham County Partnership for Children Candidate Questionnaire  Throughout my time in public service, as a county commissioner, as a member of...

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NC Candidates Speak to Children's Issues

On October 5, the McDowell County Partnership for Children hosted a Candidate Forum. Candidates for almost every elected office attended. Here, several candidates answer these questions: In this time of economic crisis, how will you work to ensure that...

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