Leandro | Key Ways North Carolina Could Boost Learning in Early Childhood

June 2020


A sound, basic education begins at birth. 

The court in Leandro has affirmed what educators and the early childhood community know: "a high-quality early foundation for learning is critical for later success in school and beyond." To meet its obligations, the state must maintain a robust system of early education, health, and family support beginning at birth. The court has specifically identified Smart Start as central to this effort.