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Request for Proposals 

January 2nd, 2024 | Posted in Uncategorized

Smart Start of New Hanover County (SSNHC), a private, nonprofit agency, is the designated Local Partnership for Children authorized to administer and oversee the use of state Smart Start funding. All Smart Start activities focus on building capacity within the community to provide the services and support necessary to assure that all young children (prenatal […]

National Parents as Teachers Day

November 9th, 2022 | Posted in Uncategorized

National Parents as Teachers Day is November 8th. #SmartStartNHC celebrates this essential program for strengthening families! To learn more about the Smart Start of NHC Parents as Teachers program, call 910.815.3731 or visit today!

Dr. Gallo’s Post-Breakfast Podcast

April 14th, 2022 | Posted in Uncategorized

Dr. Gallo sat down with Post Session Podcast after the Breakfast to continue talking about Exploration and the Symphony of Rhythms in our world. This year’s Breakfast Fundraiser keynote speaker, Dr. David Gallo, is an award-winning oceanographer and explorer. Dr. Gallo remains at the forefront of ocean exploration, participating in, being witness to and communicating […]

Smart Start of NHC Breakfast Fundraiser 2022

March 13th, 2022 | Posted in Uncategorized

Each year, Smart Start of NHC celebrates and recognizes members of our community who provide exceptional service to young children and/or their families in New Hanover County during children’s first 2,000 days of life, from birth to age 5. Our Annual Breakfast for Children’s Champions Fundraiser will celebrate and recognize all nominees.

At-Home Activities

December 21st, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized

Activity Set 1 Infants Work on fine motor skills and object permanence with your infant with this peek-a-boo box. All you need is a cardboard box or empty wipes container and a photo of your baby! Make old infant toys interesting again with this simple container activity! Try these infant exercises to strengthen your infant’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]