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Reaching students when they are young

  • North Carolina’s Smart Start program began in 1993
  • NC Pre-K began in 2002
  • Research shows that the best educational return on investment comes from starting education as early in a child’s life as possible, according to Cindy Watkins, president of the North Carolina Partnership for Children

    Liz Bell/EducationNC

In this episode of EdTalk, host Alex Granados talks with Cindy Watkins, president of the North Carolina Partnership for Children. They discuss the importance of early-childhood education, how to ensure long-term results from pre-K programs, and the future of early-childhood education. 

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EdTalk Podcast

A weekly look at North Carolina education issues and policy.