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Renewal of Hope

For the past couple of years, readers of newsletters like these have been accustomed to the doom and gloom opening letter. Let’s face it; there hasn’t been a lot of good stuff to talk about. The yo-yo nature of the pandemic has cruelly manipulated hope, while the...

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Innovation Grant Recipient Update | Queen City Cocoa B.E.A.N.S.

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County is known for allocating state, county, and private funds to local early childhood serving agencies. To increase impact and innovation, Smart Start of Mecklenburg County granted over $313,000 in one-time funding for Innovation Grants –...

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How Important Is Pre-K to Childhood Development?

How Important Is Pre-K to Childhood Development?Pre-kindergarten (also known as pre-K or PK) is an educational program for 4- and 5-year-olds. As the name suggests, the goal is to prepare children for kindergarten and future success in life. Pre-K is a classroom-based...

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Infant Formula Shortage | May 2022

Some families in North Carolina are facing challenges accessing infant formulas. These challenges are related to the February recall of certain Abbott infant formulas, the resulting increased demand for other formula brands, and the lingering effects of supply issues...

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