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Smart Start of NHC
Smart Start of New Hanover County works to ensure that every child, birth to 5, has the opportunity to enter school prepared for success.
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Local librarian Scooter Hayes has launched ‘Book Wrangler’ - an exciting new web series web series to promote early reading. Read more from at Visit Book Wrangler at
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NCEarlyChildhood Mar 20
Check out this new video blog from Pathways partner : Affordable health coverage is a major obstacle for ’s workforce.
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The 2019 State of Babies Yearbook by provides a snapshot of how NC’s babies & toddlers are doing. The report assesses states on a series of 31 health, family and education data indicators. Learn more . .
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Smart Start of NHC Mar 22
Our Breakfast of Children's Champions is less than 3 weeks away! Check out our commercial, and we look forward to seeing you there! To reserve your seat, call us at 910.815.3731. .
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Smart Start of NHC Mar 21
In NC, 64% of eligible working people cannot afford to take unpaid medical leave. A new study by on paid family & medical leave insurance shows multiple benefits for NC if adopted. Read .
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Smart Start of NHC Mar 20
Five Ways to Talk with Your Kids So They Feel Loved - These warm, nurturing messages need repeating over and over again with our children. Read . .
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Guilford Children Mar 18
Early childhood education is the lowest paid field of almost all other occupations. Enrollment in community college programs has dropped by 43% and 1 in 5 infant-toddler teachers predict they will leave the field in 3 years.
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Smart Start of NHC Mar 19
Infant-toddler teachers earn the least of all early childhood educators. Infant-toddler teachers are paid $4/hour less than teachers working with 3-yr-olds, even with a degree.
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Smart Start of NHC Mar 19
Foster Parent Training Classes Our area has a critical need for loving foster parents. You can make a difference for a day, a week, or a lifetime! Open House & classes start 4/2. Contact Pat Watson for more information. 910-790-5921 ext. 8337 .
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NC Early Education Coalition Mar 12
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NCEarlyChildhood Mar 12
Join us for the Summit on April 1 to learn more about how employers can support families, including with child care costs. Register today!
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Smart Start of NHC Mar 14
The NC Legislature is in session, appropriations committees are meeting, and has released his budget priorities for the 2019-2021 biennium, with a strong focus on early childhood. Read . .
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Buncombe PFC Mar 12
Finding stable employment. Often one parent has to stay home to take care of a child if stable care isn't available, which affects workforce and future career prospects.
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ECLC Mar 13
“The first 1,000 days of life are crucial for brain development - and food plays an important role.”
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Smart Start of NHC Mar 12
We need a solution to address the acute shortage of quality infant toddler care which exists in almost every county in the state. Less than 20% of the infant-toddler population can be served in the existing supply of licensed programs.
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Smart Start of NHC Mar 12
Have you reserved your seats yet for our Breakfast of Children's Champions on April 9th? Call us at 910.815.3731, and find details here .
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Support The Port Mar 8
Stop the Violence, Start the Peace 4th Annual Festival
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Smart Start of NHC Mar 5
Over half of children under 3 live in low-income families and 100,000+ babies are eligible for child care subsidy but only 19% received it in 2018. By increasing child care subsidy funding we can serve more young children and families.
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Every Child Matters Feb 28
46% of childcare workers need public assistance. In order to take care of our kids, we must take better care of our early ed workforce.
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Smart Start of NHC Mar 4
We are so excited to partner with , who is dedicated to giving back to our community! In June, they will donate 11% of proceeds from their Beer of the Month to , so put it on the calendar!
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