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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2017 Press Contact: Heather Strickland, 919-821-9564, hstrickland@smartstart.org Statement from Cindy Watkins, President, The North Carolina Partnership for Children The following statement is in response to the release of the Governor’s budget that increases investments in Smart Start, NC...

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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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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 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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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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NC Partnership for Children Expands Reach Out and Read

President Cindy Watkins talked to WPTF about the work that the Smart Start network is doing to expand Reach Out and Read, an early literacy program, across the state.  Listen to the clip.

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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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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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