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BLOCKfest Postponed

October 6th, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized

Based on the uncertainty of the weather due to Hurricane Matthew, Smart Start of New Hanover County has decided to postpone its upcoming BLOCKfest event at Independence Mall on Friday, October 7th and Saturday, October 8th. This event will be rescheduled at a later date. We at Smart Start of New Hanover County want to […]

Smart Start Receives Bipartisan Support in New Poll

September 15th, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized

Wilmington, NC – A bipartisan poll released today by the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF) and the First Five Years Fund (FFYF) shows broad support across party lines for providing greater access to Smart Start and NC Pre-K.   “Early childhood is a critical time for brain development.  Smart Start of New Hanover County […]

September is National Childhood Obesity Prevention Month

September 15th, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized

September is National Childhood Obesity Prevention Month.  How are you encouraging the children in your care to make healthier food and drink choices?  Did you know that Smart Start has Rethink Your Drink theme kits available to centers and family child care homes? The theme kits offer a free book for each child along with a […]

Online BSAC Opportunity

September 6th, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized

Johnston Community College is offering BSAC online starting Sept. 26 for $25. For more details, click here. For registration form, click here.

Kindergarten Readiness

August 26th, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized

There are only 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, health and success. With the various programs offered at Smart Start of New Hanover County, we strive to support families in making sure that their children […]

FREE Event for Families – Register Today!

August 17th, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized

BLOCK Fest® is now at Smart Start of New Hanover County! Come for a special preview event on Saturday, September 10th. Session 1 begins at 10:00 am and Session 2 begins at 11:00 am. Pre-registration and socks are required. We will host up to 20 children ages 8 months to 8 years and their families […]

Visit our Resource Room Saturday Aug 13th

August 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized

The Smart Start Resource Room will be open next Saturday, August 13th 10am-1pm. Resource Room members are welcome to borrow items, laminate and die cut. It’s a great time to visit and ask questions if you’re not a member yet. Hope to see you soon!

Beach Themed Fun!

July 5th, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized

Join us for some Beach themed fun! The Smart Start Resource Room will be open this Saturday 10am-1pm. There will be art, sand, and water activities. Resource Room members are welcome to borrow items, laminate, and die cut. If you’re not a member, it’s a great time to visit and ask questions. Hope to see […]

Resource Room is open Saturday May 21st

May 13th, 2016 | Posted in Uncategorized

Our Resource Room will be open Saturday May 21st 10a-2p for educators and families. Membership sign up and all services will be available. Come join us for art play, light refreshments and Be Active Kids activities. Be Active Kids is an award winning, signature program of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina […]