In a posting on July 10, 2009, the Center for Urban Child Policy in Memphis discusses North Carolina’s Smart Start as a “Model for Putting Young Children on the Right Path to Success in School and Life.”
Tennessee is joining other states right now in formulating an Early Childhood Comprehensive System. We hope that it will create the improved outcomes for at-risk children that have been demonstrated in North Carolina. As budgets are shrinking and the number of poor and at-risk children is expanding at an alarming rate, it is good to see federal, state and local governments partnering with parents and advocates for children to make smart policy that will improve the well-being of our children now and in the future. This is the kind of investing that has the power to improve the well-being of our children and our state.
Hope our state policymakers are paying attention! Read the full posting.