So excited about this! Please help spread the word to folks who'd be interested in serving on the Buncombe County Early Childhood Committee, which will help advise policy and funding related to our strategic priority to ensure that every child in Buncombe County has an equal opportunity to thrive.
I'm honored to serve with Commissioners Whitesides and Pressley on this committee. Applications for community members are due by March 15, with full information here:
This Committee will help advise the launch of the county's new Early Childhood Education and Development Fund, which will provide $3.6 million annually to support local initiatives to increase access to high quality early childhood education, by creating new classrooms and centers, supporting the workforce development pipeline to recruit and retain teachers in the field, supporting vital wraparound services for children and families, and supporting innovative strategies to help the local system scale up.