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Early Childhood Initiative: A Work In Progress - Brevard NC


October 1, 2018

During the Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting last week, County Manager Jaime Laughter gave an update on the Early Childhood Initiative (ECI).

The ECI was started three years ago and saw the release of the State of the Young Child in Transylvania County report in December 2015.

The initiative came partly out of a refocus on how county government operates, including being more data driven and collaborative, since Laughter was hired roughly four years ago.

Citing a different study from the Federal Reserve of Minneapolis, Laughter said there is a reported 16 percent return on inve...

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