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At Home Learning Activities

March 19th, 2020 | Posted in Community, Education, Uncategorized | Tagged

At Home Learning Activities by Age – from SSNHC Resource Room back to Coronavirus Resources page 5/29/20 Infants Try this simple activity to introduce the concept of sharing to your infant Try this unwrapping activity using puzzle pieces Practice sitting and fine motor skills with this infant activity Toddlers Use yarn and a laundry basket […]

Covid-19 Update from Jane Morrow, ED

March 18th, 2020 | Posted in Community, Uncategorized

Greetings, We know that this is one more in a series of Covid-19 emails you are getting and hope that everyone is actively seeking out whatever resources and supports they may need.  Social distancing can feel isolating so don’t neglect to seek out the supports and self-care that can help in these and other stressful […]

COVID-19 Update from the Early Care & Education Team

March 18th, 2020 | Posted in Community, Education, Uncategorized

Good morning! I hope this email finds you well, healthy and taking care of yourself and the children in your care to the best of your ability. The ECE team at Smart Start is definitely thinking about how social distancing, businesses closing, and quarantines are affecting those working in child care. A few updates from […]

NC Pre-K Program Information Meetings

October 25th, 2019 | Posted in Community, Education

The New Hanover County Schools’(NHCS) Early Childhood Education Program will hold two informational meetings on the NC Pre-Kindergarten Program for all DCDEE licensed 5-star child care facilities in New Hanover County. The meeting will cover the NC Pre-K Standardized Site Selection Process including all eligibility and funding requirements and the availability of being an NC […]

Delta Dental Foundation Awards Grant

June 17th, 2019 | Posted in Community, Education, Press Release, Uncategorized

Delta Dental Foundation Awards $2,500 Smiles for Kids Grant to Smart Start of New Hanover County to Improve Oral Health Education in New Hanover County Wilmington, NC (May, 2019) – Smart Start of New Hanover County received a $2,500 Smiles for Kids grant from the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF) to support their Healthy Smiles in […]

Circle of Parents Volunteer Activities

December 18th, 2018 | Posted in Community, Uncategorized

Circle of Parents® provides a friendly, supportive environment led by parents and other caregivers to discuss the joys and challenges of raising children who have special needs – whether that is medical, emotional, or developmental or behavioral. It’s a place where to find and share support.  Meetings are each Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:30. We seek volunteers […]

New Hanover County Community Survey 2018

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

New Hanover County is conducting a survey to learn more about the health and quality of life in NHC and will use the results of this survey to help address the major health and community issues. The survey is completely voluntary, and it should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. Your answers will […]

Meet Smart Start of New Hanover County

November 7th, 2018 | Posted in Community, Uncategorized | Tagged ,

… preparing our children for success in schools By Local Shout  – March 2, 2017 (source) The staff of Smart Start of New Hanover County.  WILMINGTON — There are only about 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, […]