The Public Education & Awareness program leads or arranges a variety of activities and informational opportunities for the community:
Publishes a Smart Start newsletter that is distributed to parents as well as teachers. You can receive the quarterly publication via email. Contact Lissy Rios at (704) 262-3683 ext 100 to place you name on our distribution list.
The Partnership publishes an annual report each year to share with the community the allocation and successes of the programs we fund. You can request a copy of the Annual report by contacting our office at 704-262-3683 or download a PDF version by clicking on the images below.
Informational and Educational Materials
The Partnership distributes an assortment of educational materials relevant to children ages birth to 5 years. One such project provides Safe Sleep information for all parents of newborns at CMC-Northeast Medical Center. If you are looking for information on a particiular topic related to the first 5 years, please contact our office. We have many material available to assist you.
First 2,000 Days
There are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when that child shows up for the first day of kindergarten. Experiences during these 2,000 days have a lasting impact on later learning, health and success. That is because children’s earliest experiences literally determine how their brains are wired; lay the groundwork for future health; and form the foundation of the social and emotional skills needed for academic and workplace success. With quality early childhood education, children will be school ready; have higher graduation rates and grow into productive citizens and valuable employees. www.first2000days.org
A Public Information file is available at the Partnership offices that includes incorporation data as well as tax returns filed by the organization.