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  • Visit the Puzzles Resource Room!

  • The Earliest Years of Childhood are Critical

  • Kindergarten Readiness

  • Support Healthy Choices for Children

  • Training Schedules

    Early Childhood Professionals, register online for workshops and training.

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  • BLOCK Fest® is Here

    BLOCK Fest® is now at Smart Start of New Hanover County. Pre-registration and socks are required. We will host up to 20 children ages 8 months to 8 years and their families per session. This event is FREE!

     

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  • Early Childhood Family Festival

    The connection to your child’s First 2000 Days. Come join us Saturday, November 5th for art & sensory activities, live music and so much more!

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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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  • What's Happening?

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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