Shallcross Smith named Early Childhood Fellow

Shallcross Smith named Early Childhood Fellow

PAWTUCKET – The National Conference of State Legislatures has named Rep. Mary Ann Shallcross Smith (D-Dist. 46, Lincoln, Pawtucket) a fellow in its early childhood program.

The endeavor is designed to support legislators and legislative staff who are experienced or emerging leaders on early childhood and early learning issues, states a press release. The program is geared toward those chairing or serving on human services, education or appropriation committees who want to expand their knowledge and learn from other legislators and experts across the country.

The fellowship will include online learning platforms in June, July and August, covering such topics as family and child well-being, environment and early childhood, and local and state systems.