The earliest years of childhood are critical...
There are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when that child begins kindergarten, and experiences during that time have a lasting impact on later learning, health and success. Smart Start brings together all the people in a child's life - families, teachers, doctors, caregivers, social workers and many others - to ensure every child has all they need for healthy growth and development. To learn more about what Smart Start does for our community, click here .
2015 Pledge Breakfast for Children's Champions
Smart Start’s Pledge Breakfast was held on March 24th and we are very proud to say that 227 people attended and we raised over $60,000 with donations still coming in.
Thank you to everyone for your support with our work to increase the capacity of people who work with
children in their first 2000 days of life!
To see more about our 2015 Pledge Breakfast for Children’s Champions, please click here .
2015-2016 Kindergarten Registration has begun! Children must be 5 years old before or on August 31, 2015.
Registration packets can be picked up at our office and returned to your child’s school. For more details click here .
Smart Start PUZZLES Center
Smart Start of New Hanover County is your local PUZZLES Center. For free and confidential child care referrals online,
click here to be directed to our regional online referral service. If you'd like to speak to a local referral specialist about a referral
or to get information about quality child care, please call us at (910)815-3731.
A community collaborative effort focused on increasing awareness of the childhood obesity epidemic.
Solutions to put young children on a path to a healthy future include a website with information about
healthy eating and physical activity and community-wide information sessions and conferences.
Click here to learn about ways to start Eating Smarter and Moving More in New Hanover County.
Early Childhood Professionals: To register online for workshops, click here .
For a printable version of our 2014-2015 Programs and Services in English, please click here .
For a printable version of our 2014-2015 Programs and Services in Spanish, please click here .
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