The Smart Start Resource Guide of Evidence-Based and Evidence-Informed Programs and Practices

The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc. (NCPC) announces a revised edition of The Smart Start Resource Guide of Evidence-Based and Evidence-Informed Programs and Practices – A Summary of Evidence. The guide compiles the evidence for many key Smart Start funded activities...

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Pre-K, the Great Debate by Nicholas Kristof. The Opinion Pages, New York Times

Against all odds, prekindergarten is gaining ground. President Obama called again in his State of the Union address for Congress to support high-quality preschool for all, noting that 30 states are already moving ahead on this front (including New York). “Research...

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Pre-K, the Great Debate by Nicholas Kristof. The Opinion Pages, New York Times

Jan. 29, 2014 Against all odds, prekindergarten is gaining ground. President Obama called again in his State of the Union address for Congress to support high-quality preschool for all, noting that 30 states are already moving ahead on this front (including...

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Press Release – NC Partnership for Children Hosts Faith Summits Across State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Heather Strickland – hstrickland@smartstart.org, 919-821-9564 NC Partnership for Children Hosts Faith Summits Across State Faith Leaders Will Discuss the Vital Role They Play in Building Strong Foundations for Children RALEIGH, NC—The North Carolina Partnership for Children (NCPC) is hosting a...

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CCDBG Reauthorization Bill Introduced in Senate

(ChildCare Aware of America) Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) have introduced a bill to reauthorize the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), the primary federal grant...

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NC Child Care Workers Increase Education Levels

Between 2011 and 2012, more child care center directors, teachers and family child care providers have increased their levels of education, according to a study by the Child Care Services Association. The 2012 North Carolina Child Care Workforce Study The...

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Change the First 5 Years and You Change Everything

If we invest in programs that promote learning beginning at birth, the statistics will change, the stories will change, the future will change....

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Webinar on Scale and Sustainability: Implications for State and District Policy

The PreK-3rd Grade National Work Group announces the last webinar of its 8-part series: Scale and Sustainability: Implications for State and District Policy Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm EST Registration: Register here. By definition, the PreK-3rd approach requires bringing together...

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Child Care Services Association Will Welcome New President in July

Chapel Hill, NC – The Board of Directors of Child Care Services Association (CCSA) is pleased to announce the selection of Anna Carter as its new President and CEO. Carter begins July 1, 2013, replacing Sue Russell who had...

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New Report Shows Smart Start Improves Outcomes for Children, but Significantly Fewer Children and Families Benefitting

Fewer children and families are benefitting from programs that increase the learning and healthy development of children birth to five. While Smart Start continues to increase the quality of its program outcomes, the quantity of services and number of...

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