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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Governor’s Office Awards Smart Start’s Ashley Thrift With the Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Former Gov. Jim Hunt also on hand to honor the outgoing Board Chair. The Office of Gov. Bev Perdue honored Ashley Thrift, outgoing Board Chair for The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc. (NCPC), the organization that leads Smart Start,...

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“What do North Carolinians Want for Their Children?” report released today

North Carolinians Want Policymakers to Support Families and Increase Access to Quality Early Education Listen to radio news story. Access to high-quality early care and education, support for families, and the availability of programs and services to meet basic needs,...

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Retired School Administrator Honored with Smart Start’s Ashley O. Thrift Volunteer Service Award

Download MS Word version FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tracy Zimmerman  - Date:  May 27, 2010 Phone:  919-821-9564 - tzimmerman@smartstart.org Raleigh – Bob Shinn, a retired administrator with Kannapolis City Schools, received the 2010 Ashley O. Thrift Volunteer Service Award. Shinn was recognized for 18 years...

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Regional Library Director Awarded Smart Start’s Karen W. Ponder Leadership Award

Download MS Word version FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tracy Zimmerman Date:  May 27, 2010 Phone:  919-821-9564 tzimmerman@smartstart.org Raleigh – Jackie Beach, the Director of the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Library System, received the Karen W. Ponder Leadership Award for her 17 years of service to young children and...

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