North Carolina Poll Says Early Education is an Investment, But Do State Lawmakers Agree?

There is one subject that people can agree on in this volatile political climate, palpably felt more in North Carolina than anywhere else, it seems—the welfare of children. Sure, we come from all sides about exactly how to do this, but the general consensus is that as a nation, as a state, and as a community, we must, above all, protect the children. ...more
Yes! We felt so fortunate that our son was accepted into the NC Pre-K program. It's a great ...more

Have you seen the face of poverty?

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Beautiful. In My Own Brown Skin.

Perhaps we didn't know then what we know now about children and their sense of self worth. Perhaps confidence was thought to be earned or innate, not nurtured or learned. I spent many years feeling insecure and timid. To know me now makes this difficult to believe, but that shy girl still lives in a pocket inside me. ...more

I loved this post! I'm just a couple of years behind you, but have recently become very ...more

911 Needs a Boost

We hammer the numbers 9-1-1 into our children's brains from an early age. Parents, teachers, firemen, police officers, librarians, babysitters. They hear those fateful digits, sometimes couched in fear, sometimes in bravery, sometimes in service. We read hot topic stories about first graders saving their mom from choking on a Cheeto. We see Matt and Meredith interview preschoolers who called the authorities to report a burglar creeping in through the attic window. At my house we even have a sticker on the cordless phone with a picture of an ...more

The Thing About Facebook


My daughter twisted my arm to join - and I got 7 friends in the first day!  I've been on My ...more