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Jane Morrow

Executive Director, Smart Start of New Hanover County

Jane Morrow is the Executive Director of Smart Start of New Hanover County, a local nonprofit meeting the needs of children in their first 2000 days. Her 30-year career in the nonprofit sector has been to surround children and fa  

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Apr 1, 2024

It’s Child’s Play

When conducting your next job interview, one question you may want to add is “How much did you play as a young child?”   The implications of what science is discovering about the im ...

Mar 4, 2024

The Childcare Cost Dilemma

A quick perusal of the news will find many stories about the high cost of childcare.  “How can it be so expensive?” is often the lament of a harried parent trying to make ends me ...

Jan 30, 2024

Early Childhood Education: Invisible Infrastructure

Should we think of early childhood education as infrastructure? Infrastructure is the set of systems and facilities that are necessary for the economy, firms, and households to function. Often the fir ...

Jan 30, 2024

The Workforce Behind the Workforce

The phrase “the workforce behind the workforce” referring to early educators became popular during the height of the Covid 19 shutdown when employers and the community at large were sudden ...

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