Local Grant Recipients Awarded Federal Funds to Ensure Children Start Kindergarten Healthy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE = February 24, 2017 Press Contact: Heather Strickland - 919-821-9564, hstrickland@smartstart.org Two Smart Start Local Partnerships Take the Lead on Fighting Early Childhood Obesity – Wake County SmartStart (WCSS) and the Down East Partnership for Children (DEPC)...

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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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Smart Start Leaders Working with National Group to Advance Racial Equity

Four early childhood leaders from North Carolina’s Smart Start network have been selected to participate in the Equity Leaders Action Network (ELAN), a group dedicated to advancing racial equity in early childhood systems. The Smart Start leaders include: Dr. Jessica...

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NC Partnership for Children Receives Clean Bill of Financial Health for 12th Consecutive Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Date: June 1, 2015 Contact: Heather Strickland - hstrickland@smartstart.org, 919-821-9564 RALEIGH — For the 12th consecutive year, The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc. (NCPC) has received a clean audit from the Office of State Auditor. A...

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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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Press Release – Expert Taskforce Releases Recommendations for Obesity Prevention for State’s Youngest Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Heather Strickland - hstrickland@smartstart.org, 919-821-9564 Expert Taskforce Releases Recommendations for Obesity Prevention for State’s Youngest Children Shape NC Highlighted as Key Part of Strategy to Create Healthier NC RALEIGH, NC — A taskforce comprised of child care and...

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Smart Start Thanks Gov.Perdue for Commitment to Early Education Quality and Accessibility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug 10, 2011 Statement on Governor Perdue’s Executive Order to Protect the Academic Integrity and Accessibility of NC Pre-Kindergarten Program Today, Gov. Bev Perdue instructed the state agency in charge of North Carolina’s pre-kindergarten program to preserve the high...

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Court Ruling First Ever to Acknowledge Importance of Birth to Five in Education Continuum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National Leaders Tout North Carolina Landmark Decision Raleigh, NC—North Carolina Superior Court Judge Howard Manning, Jr. issued the first court ruling that acknowledges the pivotal role early education plays in allowing at-risk children to avail themselves of their right...

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Smart Start Receives Clean Audit Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RALEIGH-For the ninth consecutive year, The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc. (NCPC) has a “clean bill” of financial health, according to the Office of State Auditor. An audit of Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Smart Start activities...

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Children’s Advocacy Day

Action for Children NC, the Covenant with North Carolina's Children, the North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc., NC MomsRising, the NC Pediatric Society, the Child Care Coalition and others will join forces for a day of educating the General...

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