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Local Early Childhood Initiative Makes Progress – Transylvania County NC


October 13, 2016

Parents and rising kindergartners had a chance to meet with representatives of many organizations relevant to young families at the Recreation Center.

Since May 2015, County Commissioner Page Lemel and County Manager Jaime Laughter have been leading a group of dedicated professionals engaged in close collaboration on behalf of Transylvania County's youngest residents: the birth to 5-year-old population. This group, the Early Childhood Initiative (ECI) Task Force, is comprised of key stakeholders from a range of organizations in Transylvania County.

Because of the profound and far-reaching ramifications of growth and development during early childhood, the mission of the ECI Task Force is two-fold: to build the capabilities of caregiver...

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