Grown in Durham
Grown in Durham (Durham County’s Early Childhood Action Plan) is a collective of parents, providers, and community and institutional leaders focused on creating the conditions for young children and their families to thrive. Led by a 36-member steering committee (majority parents of young children) and supported by the Durham Collective for Equity in Early Childhood (parent and community leaders providing backbone support), we are implementing the first county-level early childhood action plan in NC. With funding and facilitation support from Durham County and the Durham Children’s Initiative and leadership and engagement from parents and providers, the plan was released in Fall 2021. It draws on the experiences of over 1,000 parents, population-level data, research, and the expertise and dreams of 150 parents, early childhood providers, and community and systems leaders who worked over 18 months to create it. In 2022, the steering committee identified five of those for initial action and fundraising, called our Five to Thrive.Visit The Website
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|Durham Collective for Equity in Early Childhood
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|Racial Equity Lens