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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 […]

New Hanover County Community Survey 2018

December 4th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

New Hanover County is conducting a survey to learn more about the health and quality of life in NHC and will use the results of this survey to help address the major health and community issues. The survey is completely voluntary, and it should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. Your answers will […]

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 […]

5th Annual First 2000 Days Summit Scheduled

January 12th, 2018 | Posted in Uncategorized

  5th Annual First 2000 Days Summit Scheduled This year’s event to focus on strategic planning on ways to address toxic stress     There are only 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when he or she will begin kindergarten.  During that time brain architecture is forming, creating the foundation for […]

Investing In Early Childhood Education Creates Long-Term Benefits

December 21st, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

  Smart Start of New Hanover County applauds the commitment of our County to the education of our youngest citizens and is a proud partner in the work to build strong foundations for children. It is smart investments such as the one to support the children at Mosley Performance Learning Center that will help our […]

Smart Start of New Hanover County Receives Funding to Implement Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

November 13th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

  Smart Start and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are working together to bring books to North Carolina’s youngest children through funding provided by the North Carolina General Assembly. Smart Start of New Hanover County is able to enroll 5,000 children under age five in New Hanover County. Enrolled children will receive a book in the […]

Pre-K Expansion at Mosley Performance Learning Center

November 6th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

  Smart Start of New Hanover County is excited to share the news of the Pre-K expansion at Mosley Performance Learning Center.  With support from the County, 45 more three year old children in our community have access to high quality early learning experiences. Enjoy this short video that is sure to make you smile.

NAEYC Launches Early Childhood Higher Education Degree Directory

October 4th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

  With thousands of degree programs available for individuals seeking to begin or advance their professional knowledge and skills in early childhood education, it can be difficult to identify which degree programs are most suited to their career aspirations and their budgets. To help individuals navigate this challenge, The National Association for the Education of […]

Sheltering from the Storm and Ways to Cope

September 7th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

There are so many feelings swirling around when a family must stay in an emergency shelter. Babies and toddlers also have many feelings! ZERO TO THREE and Save the Children have partnered to develop these tip sheets for parents. We all hope Hurricane Irma will not have much of an impact on the Wilmington area, […]