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2017 Children’s Champions Named

March 29th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

Lisa Brooks Named as 2017 Children’s Champion Diaper Bank Founders Leigh Robertson and Anna Lair Receive Starfish Public Advocacy Award At yesterday’s Smart Start Breakfast for Children’s Champions at the Hilton Riverside, Lisa Brooks was named as the 2017 Children’s Champion.  Smart Start also named Leigh Robertson and Anna Lair to receive a Starfish Public […]

Nourishing Solutions for the Family: create meals for success without endless hours in the kitchen!

March 20th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

  Join us for this FREE 4 week journey! This series, presented by Lynne Young, is geared towards parents with the intention of providing education, guidance, and structure to creating healthier meals the entire family can enjoy. Topics Include: What’s in our food? Effects of ingredients on health, mental focus, behavior and mood Transforming the […]

SSNHC in the News

February 27th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear had a hot topic luncheon today on early childhood education. Click here to see the report from Star News.

Kindergarten Registration Kick Off

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

New Hanover County Schools will begin Kindergarten Early Registration March 1, 2017. NHCS and Smart Start of NHC have partnered together again to assemble and distribute over 1600 registration packets to local preschools recently. If your child is not in preschool or your child’s preschool does not have packets, please drop by our office for […]

4th Annual First 2000 Days Summit Scheduled

February 6th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

  4th Annual First 2000 Days Summit Scheduled This year’s event to focus on Communicating on Behalf of Young Children 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 all future learning.  Child […]

PNC Mobile Planetarium Takes Preschoolers to the Moon

February 1st, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

PNC MOBILE PLANETARIUM TAKES PRESCHOOLERS TO THE MOON AT JOHNSON PRE-K CENTER WILMINGTON , N.C., Feb. 9, 2017 – Children from Johnson Pre-K Center will join Elmo, Big Bird and Hu Hu Zhu – a Muppet from the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street – as they explore the night sky in One World, One Sky: […]

Children’s Champions Nominations Sought

November 21st, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized

Smart Start of New Hanover County is seeking nominations for Children’s Champions.  We are soliciting nominations for individuals who have provided exceptional service to young children, birth through age 5, and/or their families in New Hanover County. At Smart Start of New Hanover County, it is important to us to encourage action in our community […]