NC Early Childhood Summit

Leaders from across the state in early childhood health, education and child welfare launched the NC Early Childhood Action Plan at a summit on Feb. 27, 2019 in Raleigh.

With 10 data-informed goals that prioritize changing outcomes for children from birth through age 8 across the state, the plan provides a bold vision and framework for all North Carolinians to take action for young children.

The NC Early Childhood Summit focused on the state’s commitments to young children through the Early Childhood Action Plan. Speakers included Governor Roy Cooper, NCDHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen, former Governor James B. Hunt Jr. and North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper and a keynote address by Dr. Jack Shonkoff of the Harvard Center for the Developing Child.

The summit was broadcast on-air via the North Carolina Channel and through a livestream provided by UNC-TV. Recordings of the NC Early Childhood Summit are available below.

Through its Children’s Media and Education Services (CMES) division, UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina extends its 60-year history and commitment to early childhood education. As part of its support engaging with and providing resources for instructors, parents and caregivers, UNC-TV and its CMES team are excited to make the North Carolina Early Childhood Summit recordings available in their entirety.

NC Early Childhood Action Plan Summit 2019 Recordings:

Opening Session
Panel 1: Healthy

Lunch/Keynote Speaker

Panel 2: Safe and Nurtured

Panel 3: Learning and Ready to Succeed