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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 […]

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, […]

Early Childhood Family Festival is This Saturday!

October 30th, 2018 | Posted in Community, Uncategorized | Tagged , , ,

We are looking forward to another fun and free community event! Smart Start of New Hanover County will hold its annual Early Childhood Family Festival on November 3, 2018 from 10am until 1pm. With activities and vendors providing hands-on experiences for children ages 5 and under, the event will take place in the parking lot […]

NC Employers and Employees Agree on Benefits of Family Friendly Workplaces

February 7th, 2018 | Posted in Community

    Family Forward NC’s research explores benefits and challenges of family-friendly policies Employers and employees believe family-friendly practices help businesses attract and retain talent—and keep companies strong, according to findings released today by the NC Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF). The research is part of a new initiative, Family Forward NC, to improve children’s health […]

First 2000 Days Summit Scheduled!

February 1st, 2018 | Posted in Community

Thanks to Star News Media for helping us promote the upcoming summit!  So far we have 140 registered, but there is still room to attend if you are interested

Obesity Prevention Coalition to Focus on Drinking Water

July 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Community, Press Release

Obesity Prevention Coalition to Focus on Drinking Water Coalition works to get New Hanover County to “Rethink their Drink”   Contacts: Angela Clinton, New Hanover County Health Department Health Promotion Supervisor, (910)798-6548 Tamlyn Shields, UNCW School of Health and Applied Human Sciences Lecturer, (910) 962-7964 Mebane Boyd, Smart Start of New Hanover County, Family and […]