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Smart Start of New Hanover County Receives Funding to Implement Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

November 13th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

  Smart Start and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are working together to bring books to North Carolina’s youngest children through funding provided by the North Carolina General Assembly. Smart Start of New Hanover County is able to enroll 5,000 children under age five in New Hanover County. Enrolled children will receive a book in the […]

Pre-K Expansion at Mosley Performance Learning Center

November 6th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

  Smart Start of New Hanover County is excited to share the news of the Pre-K expansion at Mosley Performance Learning Center.  With support from the County, 45 more three year old children in our community have access to high quality early learning experiences. Enjoy this short video that is sure to make you smile.

NAEYC Launches Early Childhood Higher Education Degree Directory

October 4th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

  With thousands of degree programs available for individuals seeking to begin or advance their professional knowledge and skills in early childhood education, it can be difficult to identify which degree programs are most suited to their career aspirations and their budgets. To help individuals navigate this challenge, The National Association for the Education of […]

Sheltering from the Storm and Ways to Cope

September 7th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

There are so many feelings swirling around when a family must stay in an emergency shelter. Babies and toddlers also have many feelings! ZERO TO THREE and Save the Children have partnered to develop these tip sheets for parents. We all hope Hurricane Irma will not have much of an impact on the Wilmington area, […]

Resilience: The Biology of Stress & and the Science of Hope is Now Available

August 28th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

  Smart Start of New Hanover County is happy to announce:   RESILIENCE: THE BIOLOGY OF STRESS & THE SCIENCE OF HOPE is now available for loan to organizations in New Hanover County.   RESILIENCE chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to […]

2017 Children’s Champions Named

March 29th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

Lisa Brooks Named as 2017 Children’s Champion Diaper Bank Founders Leigh Robertson and Anna Lair Receive Starfish Public Advocacy Award At yesterday’s Smart Start Breakfast for Children’s Champions at the Hilton Riverside, Lisa Brooks was named as the 2017 Children’s Champion.  Smart Start also named Leigh Robertson and Anna Lair to receive a Starfish Public […]

Nourishing Solutions for the Family: create meals for success without endless hours in the kitchen!

March 20th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

  Join us for this FREE 4 week journey! This series, presented by Lynne Young, is geared towards parents with the intention of providing education, guidance, and structure to creating healthier meals the entire family can enjoy. Topics Include: What’s in our food? Effects of ingredients on health, mental focus, behavior and mood Transforming the […]

SSNHC in the News

February 27th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear had a hot topic luncheon today on early childhood education. Click here to see the report from Star News.

Kindergarten Registration Kick Off

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

New Hanover County Schools will begin Kindergarten Early Registration March 1, 2017. NHCS and Smart Start of NHC have partnered together again to assemble and distribute over 1600 registration packets to local preschools recently. If your child is not in preschool or your child’s preschool does not have packets, please drop by our office for […]