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  • Day 12: children can’t wait

    12.16.2016, Friday

    There are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and the time that child enters kindergarten. During that time, brain architecture is forming, creating the foundation for

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  • Day 11: be a champion for young children

    12.15.2016, Thursday

    Children cannot advocate for themselves, and as a result, their needs are often not addressed in public policy. Durham’s children need you to be their voice! Speak up about the

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  • Day 10: share the gift of reading

    12.14.2016, Wednesday

    Today, we have a very easy way for you to give back: read aloud to a young child. Early literacy is a crucial part of a child’s development. It enhances

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  • Day 9: school readiness is everybody’s business

    12.13.2016, Tuesday

    More than ever before, this year has been defined by collaboration and innovative partnerships. As needs arise in Durham, we continue to adjust our priorities, our focus, and our strategies

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  • Day 8: Kindergarten, here I come!

    12.12.2016, Monday

    Imagine that you’re starting a new job tomorrow. While it’s exciting, it can also be pretty nerve-wracking. You’re probably wondering: Will I know anyone? Where do I put my stuff?

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  • Day 7: connecting our community

    12.09.2016, Friday

    The Early Childhood Training Institute (ECTI) was established in 2015 to create an environment in Durham in which young children are raised in healthy, affirming, and supportive families. This initiative

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  • Day 6: learning through play in NC Pre-K

    12.08.2016, Thursday

    A young boy sits at a table and carefully arranges colorful puzzle pieces until they complete the picture. A group of children play “school” and take turns being the teacher

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  • Day 5: support Durham’s most vulnerable children

    12.06.2016, Tuesday

    Through Durham Early Head Start (DEHS), the Partnership collaborates with community partners to serve the most vulnerable children and families. DEHS is a federally-funded child development and support program for

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  • Day 4: preparing children to succeed

    12.05.2016, Monday

    As the convener and facilitator of Durham’s early childhood system, the Partnership invests in and works alongside high-quality early childhood programs offered through our partner organizations that receive Smart Start

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  • The Partnership needs your vote!

    12.02.2016, Friday

    Durham’s Partnership for Children is competing once again in the Triangle Tree Challenge!  We are among the 50 Triangle-based nonprofits that decorated a Christmas tree at Diamond View Park (the lawn

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