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Public News Service - NC: Early Childhood Education

Picture taken at Love's Learning Center in Dallas, NC

RALEIGH, N.C. - It isn't every day that life-sized paper dolls greet North Carolina lawmakers - but that's what's happening today at the State Capitol. The display, made up of hundreds of child-size paper cutouts created by children from early-childhood education centers around the state, is organi

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The severe budget cuts to North Carolina's early childhood education programs seen last year are already making their mark, at least when it comes to perception of the state's programs. A report released today by the National Institute for Early Education Research finds that North

MONROE, N.C. - Thousands of children across North Carolina will celebrate a special birthday today. It's Dr. Seuss's birthday, which is also "Read Across America Day," sponsored in the Tar Heel State by the North Carolina Association of Educators. It's a day when community leaders, celebrities and

NAGS HEAD, N.C. - A growing number of pediatricians across North Carolina are adding one more tool to their doctor's bag: A children's book. It's part of a national program called "Reach Out and Read." The organization collects children's books and works with selected pediatricians to distribute th

RALEIGH, N.C. - Most toys on kids' wish lists will likely require batteries, but one North Carolina group is issuing a reminder that books can offer lifelong value to a child. Reach Out and Read distributes books to 130,000 children in need across the state through pediatricians. This holiday, the

ASHEBORO, N.C. - Nipping the problem of childhood obesity in the bud, by targeting children aged from birth to five years: That's the strategy of Shape NC: Healthy Starts for Young Children. The program began last year and is now expanding to 10 more communities in North Carolina, a state that has t

SYLVA, N.C. - In North Carolina, a check on your children's health can also provide them with food for thought - in the form of a new book. Starting this year, the Reach Out and Read program has provided books to children in need by asking pediatricians to distribute them. The program's regional di

WILMINGTON, N.C. - Caring for North Carolina children is a boost to the state's economy, according to a study released this week. The report finds that child care in North Carolina generates $1.7 billion dollars in revenue and is linked to more than 49,000 jobs. Additionally, by providing support to

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