Children Take Brunt of State Cuts under NC Senate Budget Plan

The combined cut percentage to young children ages birth through five exceeds those borne by both the K-12 and higher education systems. The Senate budget does the following:

  • More at Four—the state’s preschool program for at-risk children, recognized as the best in the nation—eliminated.
    1. What does this change mean?
  • Significant cuts to Smart Start funding for ensuring child care programs are of high quality, for helping young children be prepared for school, for improving child health, and for providing family support.
    1. What is Smart Start?

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Filed under Early Childhood, Legislative and Governmental, Research

2 responses to “Children Take Brunt of State Cuts under NC Senate Budget Plan

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  2. Lisa Borbas

    This program has really helped my child have an opportunity that he would not have without the More at Four program. They have gotten him more than ready for Kindergarten which will decrease the odds of him needing to be held back or
    struggling through his first year of school setting the tone for school in general. Now he is all ready and excited about starting school!

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