Give Kids a Hand

On Wednesday at 9:30 A.M, North Carolina moms will be delivering colorful children’s handprints with powerful messages from MomsRising members to our State Legislators. This special delivery will be an important reminder to our legislators to give kids a hand.


Why handprints and why now? Final negotiations are underway right now in our Capitol and our leaders need one more reminder not to balance this budget on the backs of our children. Each handprint tile will bear a note with a brief message from a North Carolina resident urging legislators to give kids a hand and families a fair shake in their budget negotiations. That includes preserving programs like Smart Start and NC Health Choice, which ensure that young children get a healthy start in life.

handprintCan you join us? Let us know at Help out with the handprint delivery! Meet at 9:30 this Wednesday at 16 West Jones Street in Raleigh.

Feel free to bring friends and kids! The more, the merrier!

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Filed under budget, Child Care, Early Childhood, Legislative and Governmental, Uncategorized

One response to “Give Kids a Hand

  1. Anya Mattingly

    As both a parent and recent university graduate, I have been witness to the positive impacts early childhood programs in North Carolina have made in promoting both academic and familial success. As a student completing internships in Kindergarten, Pre-K, and early childhood programs, I have been witness to the differences these programs can make. The children with backgrounds in North Carolina’s early childhood programs (Family Literacy Smart Start, More at Four) generally start out with more of an advantage over their classmates without those backgrounds. The children with these experiences are more ready to read, better prepared to handle challenges, and are more adept at focusing all thanks to their experiences in early childhood programs. Because of my experiences in these programs, I am aware of the positive outcomes, and I want these experiences for my child, to provide her with the foundation she needs for success.
    These early childhood programs need support.

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