1. June 2012 14:05
Yesterday MomsRising installed hundreds of paper dolls created by young children across North Carolina at the General Assembly. These dolls serve to remind our legislators of the importance of early childhood and the support early care and education programs receive from North Carolina's families.
We would like to thank MomsRising Executive Director/Chief Organizer Beth Messersmith for doing an amazing job coordinating this event, as well as MomsRising for their continued support of early learning. On top of the hundreds of paper dolls, MomsRising also assembled 16 pages of personal messages from NC parents in support of early learning which were distributed to all members of the General Assembly.
Many of the paper dolls on display were created by Durham's own young children earlier this month at the Pizza and Paper Dolls Party. This event, organized by MomsRising in collaboration with Durham's Partnership for Children, allowed local children and families to reach out to our Durham representatives and let them know how much early childhood programs are valued in our own community.
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