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Childcare & Early Education

How to Raise a Happy Kid in Today's Digital World

June 7, 2018
Happiness is a warm puppy. If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands. Don't worry, be happy! Rules for how to live happily are nothing new. But lately, our well-being -- and that of our kids -- seems to be in free fall. Depression , anxiety , and even youth suicide rates are increasing, as...
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On June 7th, it's booties on the ground.

Join us in Raleigh for Strolling Thunder! Let's make every baby a priority!

May 31, 2018
On June 7th, it’s time to put some booties on the ground! The North Carolina Early Education Coalition (the Coalition) is ready to take Raleigh by storm as it holds its first Strolling ThunderTM event on June 7, 2018, from 8:30am-12:00pm at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and...
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Remembering the Very Courageous Dovey Johnson Roundtree

May 25, 2018
When Dovey Johnson Roundtree passed away on May 21 at age 104 our nation lost another far too unknown extraordinary groundbreaking Black woman leader. During World War II she was part of the first cohort of Black women admitted to the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. Later she became one of the first...
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California’s Chance to Lead for Poor Children

May 25, 2018
When I was a young civil rights lawyer for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in Mississippi, I was called in 1967 to testify before Congress about the embattled Head Start program in Mississippi that was serving thousands of children after the state turned its federal funding down and community groups...
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Help save 10,000 NC childcare subsidies!

May 24, 2018
Your voice is urgently needed to ensure over 10,000 NC children don’t lose a chance at high-quality early education! In the next forty-eight hours, NC lawmakers will be finalizing the state budget. In February, Congress passed an historic increase in federal funding that’s bringing $79 million in...
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Help Us Keep Dr. King’s Promise

May 18, 2018
In a few weeks . . . we are coming to Washington in a Poor People’s Campaign. Yes, we are going to bring the tired, the poor, the huddled masses. We are going to bring those who have known long years of hurt and neglect. We are going to bring those who have come to feel that life is a long and...
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Why I Am Marching with Teachers on May 16

May 9, 2018
Earlier this week, NC Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger commented on the upcoming NC Public Schools Day of Advocacy: “Teacher strikes are illegal in NC, and in some respects what we’re seeing looks like a work slowdown, and looks like a fairly typical union activity, and the people of NC don...
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May 4, 2018
“The lynching tree interprets the cross. It keeps the cross out of the hands of those who are dominant. Nobody who is lynching anybody can understand the cross. That’s why it’s so important to place the cross and the lynching tree together, because the cross, or the crucifixion, was analogous to a...
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Supporting Infant and Early Child Development: What is Early Intervention

May 3, 2018
Infants and toddlers learn a tremendous amount in their first three years of life. Sometimes a child’s development doesn’t progress as expected, and a child needs some extra help in meeting developmental milestones. Early intervention is meant to help infants and toddlers meet their developmental...
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A Conversation with a Parent Advocate on How to Access and Navigate Early Intervention

May 3, 2018
Recently I spoke with Jen Dryer, , an educational consultant and parent advocate in Washington, D.C., who helps parents navigate the complex and emotionally challenging process of getting their children, who have or are suspected of having a developmental delay, the services...
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