Kindergarten Readiness Network Convening

TCCC’s Kindergarten Readiness Network voted in favor of moving forward with the implementation of Family Connects in the tri-county region.

Family Connects is an evidence-based model created in Durham, N.C., that provides nurse home visiting services to the parents of every newborn, regardless of income or socioeconomic status. Watch this video to learn more.

CEOs and representatives of the region’s four hospital systems are supportive of the model and have agreed to the requested in-kind contributions, but are limited in the cash finding they can provide.

As a result, there is agreement to contract dedicated resources for the next three months to revise the current funding model to include other sources and to look at other home visiting programs already in operation that might serve as an alternative.

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