Once Upon a Time in North Carolina

CHIP Health Services Initiative Funds Early Literacy Promotion as Part of Well-Child Care

Once Upon a Time

So many well-loved stories of early childhood begin with the words “once upon a time” and go on to tell fairy tales of fantastic adventure. Here in North Carolina, we are excited to share our own early childhood story—one that is certainly adventurous and promises real benefits for young children and their caregivers.

Our story opens with the 2019 release of North Carolina’s Early Childhood Action Plan, devoted to ensuring that the state’s youngest children are “healthy, safe and nurtured, learning, and ready to succeed.” To advance this vision, the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) joined forces with early childhood experts, pediatric care providers, families, and many partners, to set objectives and identify smart, cross-sector, evidence-informed investments that can improve outcomes for young children.

Reposted from Reach Out and Read. Continue reading here. 

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