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WECT Biz Break – Smart Start NHC

March 31st, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized

Executive Director Jane Morrow discusses the Smart Start Children’s Champions and the important work they do with young children and their families in our community.

2021 Champion Award Winners

March 30th, 2021 | Posted in Community, Education, Press Release, Uncategorized, WECT

At this morning’s virtual Smart Start Breakfast for Children’s Champions, Joyce Spears was named as the 2021 Children’s Champion. Dr. Skip Johnstone received the Starfish Public Advocacy Award. Other honorees who have gone above and beyond to serve young children and their families in New Hanover County are Katy Bell, Elizabeth Schuett, Scott Robinette, LeeAnne […]

Changes to Medicaid in NC

March 15th, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized

DYK: There will be a new way to get Medicaid health care. Most people will get the same Medicaid services in a new way – through health plans. Watch a Facebook Live conversation about the upcoming changes to Medicaid in NC and important things for you to know. Presenters: Paige Hales, Community Collaboration Advocate, United […]

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 6/22/20 Infants Introduce one to one correspondence with this activity Try this action song activity Try one of these simple games Toddlers Use popsicle sticks to learn shapes Encourage independent play with this activity Use household objects for this […]

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 […]