NC Early Childhood Summit Takes Place Wednesday


Stakeholders from across the state in early childhood health, education and child welfare will gather Wednesday for the 2019 NC Early Childhood Summit in Raleigh to launch the release of the NC Early Childhood Action Plan.
Speakers include Governor Roy Cooper, NC Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D., former Governor James B. Hunt Jr., North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper and a keynote address by Dr. Jack Shonkoff, director of the Harvard Center on the Developing Child.
The event will be broadcast through UNC-TV via the North Carolina Channel or via livestreaming online by visiting Coverage will run 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

                               What:             2019 North Carolina Early Childhood Summit 

                               When:            Wednesday, Feb. 27
                                                    10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

                               Where:           Raleigh Convention Center
                                                    500 S Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601
                                                    A livestream of the event will be available through UNC-
                                                    TV at

The summit's agenda can be viewed at

For more information about the Early Childhood Action Plan and the department’s ongoing commitment to early childhood, visit