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Scholarships – Apply Now!

June 23rd, 2022 | Posted in Community, Education, Uncategorized

In collaboration with New Hanover County (NHC), Smart Start of New Hanover County (SSNHC) is pleased to offer scholarships in graduate level Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health studies beginning in Summer 2022. This scholarship can provide tuition assistance to experienced professionals pursuing a graduate level certificate in I/ECMH and who plan to incorporate these principles into […]

2021 Outreach Survey

June 29th, 2021 | Posted in Community, Education, Uncategorized

Deadline Tuesday, July 13th Spanish Language Survey – English Survey – The past 15 months have been very difficult for all of us and that may be especially true for parents.  Part of our work at Smart Start of New Hanover County is to connect people to resources and information. We want to hear […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]