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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. Please take the time to review our new procedures for training classes.

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  • $70,000+ raised at our Breakfast for Children's Champions

    Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s event. We appreciate your support and generosity.

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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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  • First 2000 Days Summit

    Big thanks to all who attended our 4th Annual Community Summit and helped to make it a great success.

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  • Smart Start Resource Room

    Our goal is to offer a comprehensive support system for families and early childhood professionals serving children ages birth to five.

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  • Job Board

    Employers and Job Seekers: Visit our new Job Board for local employment opportunities in Early Childhood.

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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

    Free Early Childhood Education Program Registration begins Feb 1st 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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