Lael Gray is the Executive Director of the Asheville Jewish Community Center where she began working in 2003 as the Early Childhood Director. Lael served on the Board of Directors for Smart Start of Buncombe County for six years, and continues to advocate for young children as a First 2000 Days Champion. “What happens in the first five years of a child’s life builds the brain and also ultimately impacts our entire community. Let’s do whatever we can to ensure that all children, wherever they spend their early years, get the highest quality experiences and care,” she said.
Meet a 2,000 Days Champion
Pastor of Warner Temple AME Zion Church in Wilmington, Clifford has hosted two First 2,000 Days Summits in his community. More than 400 people attended these summits to learn about the importance of a child’s early years. Collaborating with the … Continue readingView All Champions>>
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