IBM donates “Young Explorer” computer centers to Child Care Programs and Schools across North Carolina

Young children from low-resource communities across the state will soon have access to brightly-colored, kid-friendly computer centers. With a $260,000 grant from IBM, The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc. (NCPC) and Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC)...

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Improving Early Childhood Quality with Professional Development

Lifting Pre-K Quality:Caring and Effective Teachers, a new report by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Texas, Houston, recommends the implementation of intensive teacher training and mentoring at the preschool level. It looks at...

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Congressman David Price speaks on early childhood and education issues

From What’s New for Chatham Kids, a blog by the Chatham County Partnership for Children: Congressman David Price speaks out on early childhood and education issues. What can be done to make affordable housing for families a priority? As a member of...

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Rep. Hackney Discusses Early Childhood Issues

Represenative Joe Hackney Responds to Chatham County Partnership for Children Candidate Questionnaire Thank you for the opportunity to respond. I have been a reliable friend and a believer in early childhood education and Smart Start throughout the time of our...

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$3 Million Initiative to Tackle State’s Childhood Obesity Epidemic

BCBSNC Foundation and The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc. Launch $3 Million Initiative to Tackle State’s Childhood Obesity Epidemic With North Carolina facing the fifth highest rate of childhood obesity in the country, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield...

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Genevieve's Story

"My daughter, Evelyn, has been going to Little Teddies since she was 3 months old. She has always been a picky eater, but since they started the NAP SACC program, she has been eating healthy foods at school. I...

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Secretary Arne Duncan on Early Learning

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says this about early childhood education. " It's easily the best investment we can make." Watch the video for more.

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New ECE Finance Website

The Alliance for Early Childhood Finance announces the launch of its new, re-designed website, www.earlychildhoodfinance.org.  The site is organized around the four pillars of the0rganization's work – ECE Finance (including strategies and cost modeling), ECE Policy, Quality Rating and Improvement Systems, and...

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Studies Point to Importance of Education for NC's Early Childhood Teachers

Financial incentives provided to early childhood teachers in North Carolina are paying high dividends in the form of quality education for children, with more teachers pursuing advanced degrees across the state. The level of education an early childhood teacher...

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Promote quality infant-toddler child care

This just in from Zero to Three's eNewsletter, The Baby Monitor. The National Infant & Toddler Child Care Initiative at ZERO TO THREE recently published four new documents. Keys to High Quality Child Care for Infants and Toddlers: State and Territory...

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