ERIC Number: ED439780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Smart Start News, 1999.
Harris, Monica, Ed.
Smart Start News, May-Fall 1999
Smart Start is a comprehensive public-private initiative to help all North Carolina children enter school healthy and ready to succeed, and provides children from birth to age five access to high-quality and affordable child care, health care, and other critical services. This document comprises the first two issues of "Smart Start News," a newsletter detailing project activities and accomplishments. The May 1999 issue includes articles on: the receipt of the 1998-99 Innovations in American Government Award; the Smart Start Web site; a state initiative to expand programs helping with child caregivers' health care costs and salary bonuses; programs illustrating collaboration; characteristics of quality child care; recent findings from Smart Start impact studies; needs and challenges of Smart Start communities; the availability of parent materials; ways to assist in children's intellectual development; and vision screenings. The fall 1999 issue includes articles on: initiatives to introduce advocacy and volunteer efforts into Smart Start; state family support initiatives; state health insurance plan; additional recent findings from Smart Start impact studies; private sector child care; child care license standards; Smart Start partnerships around the state; and 1999 local Smart Start award winners. (KB)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Cooperation, Day Care, Day Care Effects, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Family Programs, Health Insurance, Health Services, Periodicals, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, School Readiness, State Programs, Volunteers, Young Children
Smart Start, North Carolina Partnership for Children, 1100 Wake Forest Road, Suite 300, Raleigh, NC 27604. Tel: 919-821-7999; Fax: 919-821-8050; Web site: http://www.smartstart-nc.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Partnership for Children, Raleigh.