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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 series of regional summits across the state bringing together faith leaders, community leaders, and early child care experts to discuss the critical role places of worship play in building a strong foundation for learning and health for North Carolina’s youngest citizens.
The First 2000 Days Faith Summits, taking place in September and October, will provide attendees with the understanding of how significant the first years of life are in critical brain development. Additionally, each summit will host a discussion panel with representatives from community colleges, local places of worship, and child development organizations.
“For many North Carolina children, their first consistent exposure to public settings beyond immediate family is their church, synagogue or mosque,” said Nancy Brown, Board Chair of NCPC. “Our faith leaders coming together to talk about their role in providing high quality early care, and connecting to resources that will help their members invest in early learning, will have a profound impact on our local communities and state.”
Summits will be hosted in the following locations:
- Greenville, NC – September 12, 9:00 a.m. – Noon at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church
- Concord, NC – September 17, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at McGill Baptist Church
- Fayetteville, NC – October 1, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church
- Rutherfordton, NC – October 15, 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at Second Baptist Church
- Burlington, NC – October 29, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church
Smart Start, a network of nonprofit local partnerships led by The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc. (NCPC), creates innovative solutions to measurably increase learning and the healthy development of children birth to five. Smart Start gives local communities the freedom and responsibility to determine how to increase the health, well-being and development of their children based on the needs and resources of their local communities. NCPC establishes measurable statewide goals and communities determine the best approach to achieving them. For more information, visit www.smartstart.org.