April 9, 2019
Two managers from the Mecklenburg outpost of Smart Start outlined the group’s advocacy for improving child care and the programs it uses to support families and their children less than 6 years old. Smart Start is funded through state and private funds, and is not related to the federally funded Head Start program.
In the video below, the presentation begins at minute 11:15. The Q&A begins at minute 33:43.
During the presentation, the speakers were unable to display in the room a video about Meck Basics. That video is below:
The Smart Start website is here. In response to a question during the Forum about how books were selected for the program, Harmon provided this link on the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library website. Text on that page notes that all books used in the program must have been published by Penguin Random House.