Shape NC Annual Report

Shape NC Annual Report

Evaluation data have been collected from participating communities on a quarterly basis since September of 2011 to track Shape NC efforts and to assess progress toward key goals. View the Report

Reach Out & Read

Reach Out & Read

In 2011, The North Carolina Partnership for Children and Reach Out and Read began working together to help our state’s youngest children develop an early love of reading.

The 2015 National Smart Start Conference

The 2015 National Smart Start Conference

Save the date for the nation’s largest conference devoted to early education systems and strategies. The National Smart Start Conference provides professional development for early education leaders and gives participants the opportunity to access the latest research, learn new skills and share lessons learned. More info to come.

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    Smart Start Learning Community

    The Smart Start Learning Community is designed with this simple idea: we all have something to offer, and we all have something to learn.


    Your contributions help ensure that more children have access to quality early childhood experiences. They enable Smart Start to work throughout the state to support families with parenting, school readiness and pre-literacy programs; improve children’s health with preventive health care, early diagnosis, and obesity prevention programs; and improve the quality of early childhood care and education.


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