The Champions for Children program of the NC Partnership for Children works by recruiting business leaders to attend forums and training so that they can present the economic case for investment in early childhood.
Data show that officials investigated more than 13,000 WNC children for reported neglect, abuse in a one-year period, with more than 131,000 investigated statewide. Inside: The number of children investigated from each of the 18 counties an ...
A resource list for more information and research on child abuse and prevention, signs of abuse and other resources.
The death of an 8-year-old girl last May has sparked a recent organized effort by Buncombe County health practitioners, law enforcement, agencies and city leaders to combat local domestic violence.
Data show that nearly 12,500 children in the 17 westernmost counties are enrolled in licensed childcare or preschool programs. Inside: data on which counties have the fewest and most children in early childhood programs.
For the second year in a row, two highly regarded state programs – Smart Start and the NC Pre-Kindergarten Program – will operate on reduced budgets, and administrators fear that progress made ensuring the well-being and school-readines ...
Inside: A look at current school lunch prices -- and how they've increased -- in the Asheville and the 17 countywide public school systems in Western North Carolina, and the percentage of children receiving free or reduced-priced lunches.
As more kids head back to school this week -- and parents are planning their back-to-school budgets -- the cost of lunchroom meals are going up across the region.
Starting Monday, any Buncombe County child or teen ages 18 or younger can get a free meal at nearly two dozen locations scattered across the county. The new "Super Summer Meals" program lasts through Aug. 3.
So far this year, 21 domestic violence-related deaths have been reported in North Carolina, including two in Western North Carolina. Inside: A look at how many calls and clients WNC domestic violence agencies are serving in the region.