More NC Children Getting Services for Developmental Delays

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 9, 2016 Press Contact: Heather Strickland, 919-821-9564, hstrickland@smartstart.org   New Study Shows ABCD Increases Number of Young Children Being Detected for Developmental Delays – A recent report shows that a statewide partnership between Smart Start and Community Care...

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Statement from Cindy Watkins, President, The North Carolina Partnership for Children

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 17, 2016 Press Contact: Heather Strickland, 919-821-9564, hstrickland@smartstart.org The following statement is in response to a study by Duke University researchers that found that children who were enrolled in North Carolina’s early childhood programs (Smart Start and NC...

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 Smart Start Receives New Federal Grant to Fight Early Childhood Obesity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 16, 2016 Press Contact: Heather Strickland - 919-821-9564, $4 million from Social Innovation Fund will instill healthy behaviors in our youngest children for communities across North Carolina – Today, the North Carolina Partnership for Children (NCPC)/Smart Start...

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NC Partnership for Children Expands Reach Out And Read Over $67,000 Awarded to 14 Smart Start Partnerships Across NC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: January 8, 2015 Contact: Heather Strickland, hstrickland@smartstart.org, 919-821-9564 RALEIGH, NC—The North Carolina Partnership for Children (NCPC) announced the award of $67,500 to Smart Start partnerships across North Carolina to expand work through the early literacy program Reach...

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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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Fanjul Recipiant of 2014 Razor Walker Award

Annual Award Presented to Those Who Have "Walked the Razor's Edge" for Children of North Carolina Stephanie Fanjul, President of The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc. (NCPC), has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Razor Walker Award...

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Program to Reduce Childhood Obesity in Child Care Expands to 10 New Communities

Smart Start announces second round of counties to implement Shape NC RALEIGH – Smart Start, the state’s award-winning early childhood initiative, has announced the next 10 communities selected to implement Shape NC: Healthy Starts for Young Children. Shape NC is...

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Dr. Olson Huff Appointed Chair of NCPC Board

One of America’s most respected pediatricians, Dr. Olson Huff, M.D., has been named chairman of the board of The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc. (NCPC), the organization that leads Smart Start across the state.  Huff fills the position...

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NC Partnership for Children Recognized for Its Continued Commitment to Improving the Health of Children in North Carolina

BCBSNC Foundation Reinvests $100,000 into the Organization The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc. (NCPC), the organization that oversees Smart Start, recently received a $100,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) Foundation. NCPC...

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IBM donates “Young Explorer” computer centers to Child Care Programs and Schools across North Carolina

Young children from low-resource communities across the state will soon have access to brightly-colored, kid-friendly computer centers. With a $260,000 grant from IBM, The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc. (NCPC) and Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC)...

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