A special thanks to the 53 children attending Salem Sloan Child Enrichment Center who traced and designed paper dolls in their likeness. These paper dolls will represent Alexander County and be part of a display during the May legislative session in Raleigh. This effort coordinated by MomsRising will call attention to the importance of children’s issues and encourage legislators to Stand Up for Early Learning. While the dolls may be two-dimensional, our children aren’t. Well-rounded, quality care is important to the future of each individual NC child. NC mothers and families support funding quality early learning programs, and we encourage our legislators to ensure that these important programs receive adequate funding in the budget. There will be extensive media outreach on the day of the display to garner media attention in Raleigh.