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Tuesdays for Tots

Tuesdays for Tots began during the legislative session of 2001. Tuesdays for Tots allows local Smart Start partnerships and other early childhood advocates, to visit their legislators on a Tuesday when the legislature is in session, and educate their local legislators about all the good things that Smart Start is doing in their counties. To find out how you can get involved, contact your local Smart Start office.


Champions for Children

The focus of the Champions for Children Campaign is to ensure that NC continues to make early childhood issues a priority. Local Smart Start partnerships participate thru educating the community about early childhood issues, advocating for expansion of children's programs, and activating supporters to become childhood activists. To find out how you can become a Champion for Children, contact your local Smart Start office.


NC Child Advocacy Institute

The North Carolina Child Advocacy Institute is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, multi-issue organization that influences public policy in favor of all children and youth below the age of eighteen residing in North Carolina.