Webinar – Strong Families and Communities for Babies and Toddlers
Supportive families and communities, including stable, secure, nurturing relationships with competent, caring adults, play a critical role in building strong foundations for learning. Family supports can help buffer the effects of poverty and family stress, which can compromise the quality of parent and child interactions.
NCECF and Think Babies™ NC shared where North Carolina is on specific state-level policies that can support babies’ and toddlers’ families. The webinar:
- Outlined the Think Babies™ NC initiative and its connection with the Pathways to Grade-Level Reading initiative and the NC Early Childhood Action Plan
- Released a new brief that assessed where NC is on state-level family support policies
- Caught up with Tina Sherman of MomsRising, Donna White of the North Carolina Partnership for Children/Smart Start, and Whitney Tucker of NC Child on their recent work on paid family leave, home visiting, and the 2020 Census.