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Life-sized game of Chutes and Ladders aims to show importance of funding education

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -

It's every kid's dream, a life-sized game of Chutes and Ladders.

And that dream's coming true for children in Greenville. They'll be able to play on a 40-foot-long flat replica of the classic board game.
     
Moms Rising, the First 2,000 Days Campaign, and the Martin-Pitt Partnership For Children are hosting the event.
     
It aims to show the importance of public investments in affordable early learning programs like Pre-K, child care subsidies, and access to child health care for low-income families.

"It all relates with the economy," said Tracy Kellogg-Brodeur, Moms Rising. "There are studies that show for every dollar invested, you get upwards of $7 and even more dollars in return later on as the kids get older, so it's absolutely beneficial to our economy now to start investing in early childhood investments."

The event is at River Park North and ends at 12:30 p.m. Monday.

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