The Cemala Foundation supports the Smart Start Conference in North CarolinaThe National Smart Start Conference is the nation’s largest conference devoted to early education systems and strategies.

Held annually in Greensboro, the conference provides advanced professional development for early education leaders committed to improving the quality of an access to early childhood services for all children ages birth to five.

The Cemala Foundation had provided grants to the NC Partnership for Children for this important conference every year since 2005.