2021 Week of the Young Child Recap

The Cabarrus Partnership for Children, Cabarrus County Government, and Early Childhood Foundation of Cabarrus County (ECFCC) partnered together to provide a virtual Week of the Young Child (WOYC) Celebration from April 10-16, 2021.

WOYC was established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in 1971, making this year the 50th anniversary of the celebration. The purpose of the WOYC is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

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Anne Laukaitis Champion for Children Award

The Anne Laukaitis Champion for Children Award is in honor of Anne’s distinguished Smart Start leadership and her long career dedicated to the service of young children and families in Cabarrus County. The award is given annually to an exceptional individual at the local level who is devoted to public service and whose leadership qualities have resulted in significant change for the betterment of young children, families, and communities.

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Cabarrus Receives $6.5 Million in Federal Funds to Prevent Evictions

The U.S. Department of Treasury awarded Cabarrus County Government more than $6.5 million to help local households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is available through the $25 billion Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The County can use the funds through December 31, 2021.

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