Congratulations to Trust President Dr. Laura Gerald on her appointment to North Carolina’s Early Childhood Advisory Council. Appointed by Governor Cooper, council members work to provide leadership in the development of a premiere early learning and development system for children birth to age 8.
A state child advocacy group has added its voice to those urging the Republican-controlled legislature to expand Medicaid to more than 500,000 North Carolinians. States that have expanded Medicaid have a lower infant mortality rate than those who haven’t, NC Child said in a 2016 report.
In Western Rockingham County, a group of citizens are pushing for more and better recreation opportunities beyond the Madison-Mayodan Recreation Department’s and YMCA’s current offerings. Justyn Melrose, Rockingham Now, February 5, 2018
State leaders are proudly united in the belief that we must dramatically improve reading skills for our youngest students, since early literacy is the foundation for all of the skills and knowledge that come later. Leslie Boney, The News & Observer, February 1, 2018
Recent grant funding awarded to a mobile health clinic at Winston-Salem State University will help it increase the hours it’s available to the public, but also the services its staff can provide. Michael Bragg, Winston-Salem Journal, February 1, 2018