The Smart Start PUZZLES Center is a centralized service relating all parts of the child care delivery system -- families, employers, employees, and early childhood professionals. Feel free to call the Smart Start PUZZLES Center with any questions about young children.
PUZZLES offers a large selection of books, videos, magazines and other resources for families and professionals.
For a $5 annual fee, the Family Resource Room membership includes access to:
Please note: Smart Start of New Hanover County only accepts checks or money orders. NO CASH.
The Smart Start PUZZLES Center offers free technical assistance to child care centers and family child care homes in an effort to improve and maintain the quality of care and education for young children. Click on the link below and return the 'application of interest' which lets us know what type of support you need and allows us to prioritize our services. Technical Assistance Application for Centers
Technical Assistance Application for Family Child Care Homes Our experienced, knowledgeable staff offer child care providers convenient, practical and affordable trainings and resources that meet their diverse needs, including workshops such as:
Professional development opportunities such as individualized consultations, site-based technical assistance, and practice assessments using the Environment Rating Scales help to keep professionals in touch with the latest information.
PUZZLES provides resources to child care providers to enhance classroom instruction. For a $5 annual fee, the Child Care Provider Resource Room membership includes access to:
Please note, Smart Start of New Hanover County only accepts checks or money orders. NO CASH.