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  • Visit the Puzzles Resource Room!

  • The Earliest Years of Childhood are Critical

  • Kindergarten Readiness

  • Support Healthy Choices for Children

  • Kindergarten Readiness

    Preschool Registration has begun for children 3 & 4 years old on or before August 31st.

    Kindergarten Early Registration begins March 1st! If you need a registration packet for your child, stop by our office. Directors: Do you need packets? Contact our office. Children must be 5 years old on or before August 31st.

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  • Childcare Referrals

    Are you looking for child care? Do you have questions about your child’s development? Contact us for information about choosing quality child care and a list of child care options in your area that will meet your family’s needs. We can also help you find other local resources for your family.

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  • Training Schedules

    Early Childhood Professionals, register online for workshops and training.

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  • SmartStart Puzzles Center

    The PUZZLES Center relates all parts of the child care delivery system — families, employers, employees, and early childhood professionals.

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  • Early Intervention Information

    Click here for a list of resources in New Hanover County for families who have children with special needs.

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  • Smart Start Highlights

    Learn more about our work with children ages birth to five and their families and our work within the community by subscribing to our newsletter.

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  • Read our Latest News Articles!

    Keep up with the latest information on early childhood and Smart Start of New Hanover County.

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  • weeLive Fit

    weelive Fit is a community collaborative effort focused on increasing awareness of the childhood obesity epidemic. Learn more about how to help your child learn to make healthy choices.

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